Lost in Translation: from Sling to Chains

Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Blue room and others  •  Cost: $75

Description: This workshop is designed for aerial hammock/ sling enthusiasts who would like to experiment with double sling and aerial chains. We will take a look at a few elegant sequences and transitions, and review potential pitfalls when translating anything from “soft chains” to heavy metal. The goal is to provide a framework to help you safely build your own vocabulary and understand which moves might translate to chains and which will definitely NOT.

Important note on what to wear: pole grip gloves, ankle gaitors / trapeze boots and thick socks and at least 2 layers of thick clothing highly recommended. For example, leggings and sweats or neoprene pants. 

Valentina is a life long performer, choreographer, award-winning educator and coach. Most recently she won a gold medal at 2020 Крылья/ Wings International Aerial Festival for her innovative tension chains act. She holds a master’s degree in teaching/ education and 4 coaching certifications, including coaching for breakthrough (a methodology for achieving results you never thought possible). She performed on stages big and small all over the world, from Bernard Shaw theater in London, UK and White Nights festival in St. Petersburg, Russia to Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle and at sea aboard Windstar Cruises. She specializes in aerial chains, rope and hammock and enjoys infusing her aerial style with a touch of ballroom flare.