Lyra Workshops with Mykelle Walton
March 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:45 pm
We are so excited to welcome Mykelle Walton to Sora in March for two great Lyra workshops! 🤩🎪
✨Flair for Hoop✨
March 17th, 11am-12pm, $50
One of the most important factors in spinning aerial is how to control it. In this 60 minute workshop you will learn different types of spins and how to center your spin in yourself and with your apparatus. We will go through the flair progression and different ways to start and control your spin, and get a detailed look at using spin to lift your body into the air with flairs.
Prerequisites: Students must have a one arm hold for 20 seconds and be comfortable spinning for up to an hour (with breaks of course). INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
✨Finding the Centre✨
March 17th, 12:15pm-1:45pm, $65
This 90 minute workshop will go beyond the beginning poses of hoop and transition into thinking about how we balance our bodies within the hoop itself. We will be introduced to concepts such as falling to rise, centre of mass, and finding balance in kinesthetic ways. Exploration of twisty combinations is an option in this workshop.
Prerequisites: Must be able to invert from hang into double knee hang (hocks hang) on the hoop. BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE
Mykelle is a circus artist with a background in high level gymnastics and modern dance. She uses movement arts to share a narrative experience. Creatively, her work follows two distinct lines: (1) producing one-of-a-kind shows that use devised theatre and idea-centered thinking to create circus events and (2) She is infinitely curious about pushing the physical boundaries of what the human body can do – combining it with the strength, grace, and artistry of contemporary aerial arts to create complex work.
This work draws implicit parallels between the human experience, philosophy, and physics while layering ideals of the emotional journey, critical theory and aerodynamics.
Mykelle currently resides in the forests of Massachusetts with her wife and their two cats.