The Contortion Intensive
Application deadline for the June 2018 intensive has passed
The next intensive will take place January 2019
The Contortion Intensive is a summer training program single-handedly developed by Catie Brier for aspiring contortionists and it is held every year at Circus Center in San Francisco.
Unlike anything offered in the US, this four-week intensive not only increases students' flexibility and knowledge in Mongolian contortion, but develops and creates well-rounded performers. This program will focus on perfecting technique, developing personalized tools, and learning new skills to add to students' repertoires, as well as weekly workshops. These speciality workshops will deal with nutrition, character development, resumes and helping students navigate the professional circus world upon completion. Throughout the intensive, students will work on developing individual acts, which will then be presented in a final showcase on the last day of the intensive. Any budding contortionists looking to enhance their technique while gaining knowledge of this business would significantly benefit from this intensive.
Classes are held 5 days a week, between the hours of 12pm-9pm.
Each day students take 2 classes, totaling 3-5 training hours.
Actual class times vary from day to day.
SAMPLE CLASS BREAKDOWN
Monday: Injury Prevention and Contortion
Tuesday: Hand Balancing and Acrobatics
Wednesday: Contortion and Specialty Workshops
Thursday: Hand balancing and Active Flexibility
Friday: Semi-Privates and Hand Balancing/Conditioning
Note: Most days will also have open gym time scheduled.
Price: $2,500 USD
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