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006: Scratch Night Highlights and Performance Group Auditions

Written by Amy Shipway on . Posted in podcast

0.00 Introduction and Title Credits: Reporting from backstage at the Aerial Edge Scratch Night in Glasgow, Mark Gibson brings us the latest Episode of Aerial Edge TV. Look at all those happy faces!

0.42 Scratch Night Highlights: A short but sweet selection of highlights from the latest Aerial Edge Scratch Night in the Briggait. We see works in progress by a variety of performers including: an ensemble piece from ‘Hoop Group’, Gemma and Charlie on Doubles Silks, individual performances on Hoop by Lauren and Kerri, Doubles Trapeze by Jamie-Lee and Seamus, Silks Ensemble, Doubles Rope by Cathi and Stewart and the Flying Trapeze in ‘flight mode’. Footage by Paul Anthony Sayer.

1.43 Performance group auditions: Mark, Vee and Julie are down at the Briggait holding auditions for a new Aerial Edge performance group. Vee gives us a run-down of all the skills and qualities they are looking for and Julie leads the dance section of the auditions. Well done to all of the people who took part in these auditions- everyone was accepted!

2.59 Circus Fitness: Mark Gibson teaches us one of the fundamental techniques of Aerial: inversions (or ‘turning upside down’). He demonstrates how to build this technique up with leg raises and mini kittens and shows the progression to the ‘skinning the cat’ technique for advanced students. NB: please don’t try this one at home. You need a suitable crash mat (i.e. not a mattress or cushions) for anything that involves turning upside down, so we recommend trying it in one of our classes under the guidance of an instructor.

6.41 News From On High: Julie Riddell brings us the latest Aerial Edge News and updates: Adults Easter Workshops, Merchandise now available at reception. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and instagram, like us on facebook and subscribe on youtube!

10.10 Credits: With thanks to everyone who took part in this episode of AETV

Production Team: Amy Shipway, Mark Gibson.

You can watch this and other Aerial Edge TV Episodes in HD on our youtube channel.

005: Aerial in Rio & hula hoop

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0.00 Introduction and Title Credits: Reporting from the Ipanema beach in Rio, Aerial Edge director Mark Gibson brings us the latest Episode of Aerial Edge TV. And no of course we’re not jealous. Not one bit…

0.52 The Rio Rigging conference: Mark and Pedro have flown to Rio to attend a weekend conference on rigging led by some of the Brazil’s top riggers and artistic directors including Vincent Schonbrodt, the director of Vertical Rigging Solutions in Rio and an ex head rigger at Cirque de Soleil. The conference workshops a mixture of theory and practice- including some scary demonstrations of snapping ropes- eek! You can see extended interviews with Alain, Fill and Vincent from the conference on our youtube channel here.

5.10 Circus Fitness: Back to sunny Glasgow and Jamie-Lee is at Aerial Edge HQ (the Briggait!) demonstrating a conditioning exercise called ‘dish’ than can be done either on the ground or in the air. This exercise will help you strengthen your core and achieve the correct posture while hanging in the air.

7.20 Hula Hoop: Shona introduces one of Aerial Edge’s newest classes, Hula Hoop where the focus is on having fun and learning new tricks. This class is accessible for everyone as there are no size or skill restrictions! You can book onto the Hula Hoop classes here.

8.80 News From On High: Jamie-Lee brings us the latest Aerial Edge News and updates: New and improved reception area at the Briggait, Adults and Kids Easter Workshops, Merchandise still available. We’re now on instagram but don’t forget to follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and subscribe on youtube!

10.10 Credits: With thanks to everyone who took part in this episode: AETV

Alain Veilleux, Fill de Block, Jamie – Lee McNaughton, Pedro Mello e Cruz, Seamus Clancy, Shona Conacher, Vincent Schonbrodt,

Hula Hoop Footage by Paul Anthony Sayer.

Production Team: Amy Shipway, Mark Gibson.

You can watch this and other Aerial Edge TV Episodes in HD on our youtube channel, where you can also see the extended interviews with Alain, Fill and Vincent from the rigging conference.

004: Scratch Night Prep, The making of a Circocan Show

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From a behind the scenes look at Aerial Edge’s Scratch Night rehearsals, to the spectacular show that Circocan put on at New Year, this episode focuses on the production of these shows. Seamus demos a handy hamstring strengthening exercise in our Circus Fitness section and we bring you the latest news and updates from the Briggait. Enjoy!

00.00 Welcome to Carnival! The Brazilian street party revellers welcome Aerial Edge viewers to their carnival. Featuring Lidi Lemes

0.14 Introduction: Mark introduces Episode 4 which will feature highlights from the Aerial Edge Scratch Night rehearsals and the Circocan New Year’s Eve show.

0.36 Title Credits

1.30 Scratch Night Preview: We get an exclusive behind the scenes look at the rehearsals for the up and coming Scratch Night. Featuring the Fly Team, Silks Ensemble and Cathi on Rope.

3.20 Circocan Show: Mark interviews the Pedro and the cast on the creation of Circocan’s spectacular New Years Eve show. This section features some breath-taking footage of the performance by Gabriel Stella.

15.5 Circus Fitness: Seamus is back with another exercise for us to try out at home as he and Amy demonstrate a Hamstring that is tougher than it looks!

17.5 News from on High: From the (ahem) dizzying heights of the trampoline Seamus brings us the latest Aerial Edge News.

19.2: Credits: Thanks to everyone involved in this episode!

Direction ideas and videographic inspiration from Leonardo Roat

Watch in this and many other episodes in HD on our youtube channel.

003: Inside fly, Post Grad in Circus, Movement Vocabulary

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This episode contains an inside view of the Aerial Edge Beginners Fly class, an interview with the creator of the Circocan Post Graduate Degree Programme, coverage of our new Movement Vocabulary class with Scott Houston and teaching tips from Seamus Clancy.

Comments and questions welcome!!

00:00 Intro credits

00:34 Mark Gibson introduces episode 3 from the dizzying heights of the Circocan grand volant.

01:20 Inside Beginners Flying Trapeze – We interviewed some first time fliers in Beginners Flying Trapeze. If you’re thinking about coming along, this clip will give you a flavour of what to expect from the class which you can book here.

03:15 Prof. Bruno Tucanduva – interview with the creator of the Circocan Post Graduate Degree Programme.

07:20 Movement Vocabulary with Scott Houston – Interview with Scott Houston the instructor of one of Aerial Edge’s newest classes. Movement Vocabulary focusses on small movements and building up rhythms from these. You can book a place on the class here.

08:40 Exercise tutorial – Seamus shows us how to open up and avoid overdeveloping your pectoral muscles with this handy exercise called ‘Renegade Rose’.

11:10 News on High – Seamus Clancy brings us the latest Aerial Edge news and updates from the Briggait fly platform.

13:00 Subscribe – Where to find Aerial Edge TV Episodes and how to subscribe on iTunes.

HD version available on our YouTube Channel

002: Kids Xmas Show, The Circus Warehouse NYC, Circus Fitness

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This episode hosted from Brazil, has footage on circus fitness in Glasgow as well as some of the Aerial Edge Street circus team out on the streets of Glasgow. We have a show some of the highlights of the kids xmas show and a lesson on Neutral spine from Jamie-Lee. Our main feature this week is an interview with Suzi Winson from The Circus Warehouse in New York and their intensive programme for developing professional artists.