Yskynna-AA recognize that with outdoor work that is gifted to the public there is a psychological and sociological reach which has a different demographic to that of traditional venues and the process of buying a ticket.
By producing vertical dance within community architecture, the engagement with the space will be changed. The long-term aim is to encourage positive change in social perception.
Creating an opportunity for people to engage with an art form in an unusual setting that is out of the ‘norm’ of their usual daily experience has great value and this is what is at the heart of our work.
‘Updraft’ is our schools project. We target young people within schools, 11-18 year olds with drive and commitment, to engage with this challenging art form and discipline. The project identifies areas with low cultural engagement in Devon and Cornwall, and brings professional demonstrations and structured teaching to encourage healthy participation.
The long term aim of the project is for these students to claim ownership of the developing skill and art form, by the schools being trained and to go on to run their own aerial training clubs.
If you are a school interested in partaking in our 'Updraft' project, please contact us for more details.
We offer workshops and training in vertical and bungee dance, counterbalance, fixed line and sling. We run short courses as well as one off events, at or near our base in Falmouth.
Pre-corona virus we would usually offer Saturday courses in vertical dance, sling and counterweight at AMATA, Falmouth University. These courses are an introduction to each technique to help build strength, stamina in order to complete longer sequences of movement. For more information on when classes start again please email us or contact us on Facebook. Limited places available.
None at present - check back for more information
2019 Workshop series Creative Arts School | Plymouth, Devon
2018 Workshop series Jan-March/ Sept-December Amata Fal Uni
2018 Easter special at royal William Yard, x2 days training on 16m high wall
7th - 21st October 2017 | 3 week Saturday Course 1-3pm | Falmouth, Cornwall -
4th - 18th November 2017 | 3 week Saturday Course 1-3pm | Falmouth, Cornwall -
March 2017 | 3 week Saturday Course | Falmouth, Cornwall 4th, 11th & 18th
February 2017 | 3 week Saturday Course | Falmouth, Cornwall -
29th January 2017 | Day workshop for ABD | Falmouth, Cornwall
January 2017 | 3 week Saturday Course | Falmouth, Cornwall
November 2016 | Open day/ trial session | Falmouth, Cornwall
24th April 2016 | Bungee-Assisted Dance | Redruth, Cornwall
23rd April 2016 | Vertical Dance Training/ Techniques | Redruth, Cornwall
25th October 2015 | Tissue/ Cocoon Masterclass | Redruth, Cornwall
24th - 26th August 2015 | Vertical Dance Summer Intensive | Redruth & Luxlulyan Quarry
"I'm planning with my parents on installing my very own rig at home!"
Oscar, age 13 (ABD workshop)
If you would like to book onto one of our courses, or book your school as part of our Updraft Project please contact us, or visit our Facebook page for more information.