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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.


001: Scratch Night, STV, Brazil & Circofit

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Scottish & Brazilian circus feature in our first episode. STV’s Riverside Show are in at the Briggait trying out Teeterboard on behalf of the wider Scottish public. We have highlights from Aerial Edge’s latest Scratch Night and a trip to Brazil to see what Circocan are doing as part of their Circofit programme. The news is brought to you courtesy of Jamie-Lee McNaughton.

00:00 Intro

00:34 Welcome to Brazil – Mark is in Florianopolis in Southern Brazil visiting Circocan

02:00 Scratch Night – Aerial Edge’s Scratch Night had dynamic aerial acts including flying trapeze, swinging trapeze and cradle as well as static aerial, trampolining and acrobalance.

04:27 STV’s Riverside Show – Colin from STV’s Riverside show comes to the Briggait to try out teeterboard

09:00 Circofit From Circocan – Circofit is Circocan’s circus fitness programme to improve around fitness but is also the foundation of their circus acrobatics programme.

10:46 News from on High with Jamie-Lee

HD version available on our YouTube Channel