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Sat, Mar 21


Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Re-imagining the Vertical Apparatus

Want performing to be more than just stringing tricks together? This workshop with veteran circus artist, Katie Rebich, will teach you tools & strategies for creating artful expression on aerial silks!

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Re-imagining the Vertical Apparatus
Re-imagining the Vertical Apparatus

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2950 South Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215, USA


About the event

Are you ready to unlock your artistic voice on silks? How do you use the apparatus as an extension of your expression? Advance your act creation beyond stringing tricks and vocabulary words together. In this workshop, participants will learn tools and strategies to create enrapturing movement on the silks. We will begin the journey of putting the "art" in the art form of aerial silks and what that means for you. Things will get weird, tangled, and turned into a beautiful mess as we experiment. Bonus: this will be our first-ever workshop in our new studio at 2241 W Hanford Rd Burlington...with its 24 foot ceilings and custom pulley system designed by Todd Spiering of Circus Gear! Come check out the new space!


This workshop is designed for students in Upside Level 2 and above (i.e. comfortable with aerial skills from basic, single, and double footlocks. Inversions in the air a plus but not required).  Youth participants welcome with appropriate experience. 

About the Instructor:

Katie Rebich is an instructor and performance artist based in Durham, NC. She graduated from Aloft Circus Arts professional training program with a major in rope ladder and a minor in stilt acrobatics. She's been at this circus thing since 2010, in the US and internationally, teaching and performing. Experimenting with the apparatus and connection has ignited her artistic voice as of late. Katie also facilitates a once a month local Clown Jam for those interested in theatrical clowning, and is co-artistic director of StoryUp!, a local aerial storytelling company.To learn more about Katie, visit


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