Dropping the Beat on Rope

Friday, June 30, 2023 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the Cathedral  •  Cost: 70


Description: In this workshop, students will practice moving dynamically with a sense of ease and effortlessness as they beat into and out of various simple wraps. We’ll practice a progression of beats and exercises to generate momentum, and then explore using this momentum to maximum effect – either in flashy power moves or to wrap the rope hands-free. Time allowing, other topics may include: fake release moves, and some short choreographic sequences.

Prerequisites: Participants must have 1 year of rope or tissue training, ability to do 4 pull-ups, and do 8 bent- arm, or 4 straight-arm straddle-ups.

Terry Crane has been practicing vertical rope since 2001, and performing and teaching rope for over 10 years. He has taught workshops at the Fratellini Academy, FLIC Scuola in Torino, and all across the United States in various circus schools and studios. He is a respected leader in dynamic rope technique and convoluted knotwork on this apparatus. A growing number of his students have gone on to be accepted at the National Circus School of Montréal, where he also graduated in 2006. He regularly performs his own fiercely unique style of rope at Teatro Zinzanni Seattle and with his circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum