An amazing Australian acrobatic-stilt-theater teacher/performer named David Clarkson* came up from NY to teach us for 2 days. The first day he taught us some acro moves you can do on stilts- one move in particular was really fun to try to perfect- it's the first part of a Fish Flop (pictured left w/o the stilts). We gave our bodies a break on Friday, but worked our physical theater skills instead. With new variations on spatial awareness games and a REALLY emotionally intense 25 minute staring exercise- I was totally impressed. David was a great facilitator- supportive, challenging with lots of new insights.
*See some of David's unbelievable stilt/catapult/break dance/weird apparatus work here: http://www.stalker.com.au/