SPAZIOBIZZARRO IN THE AIR -ENGLISH-

What

Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR is an intensive professional formation in aerial disciplines dedicated to adult professional performers or students of intermediate/high level. It’s organised by Spazio Bizzarro in collaboration with Il Dedalo and Monkey Rigging.

This formation is sponsored by Ministero della cultura and supported by A.C.C.I.

The main purpose is to offer artists and acrobats the possibility to enrich their artistic and technical knowledge.

At the end of the week, you will receive a certificate of attendance, that doesn’t qualify you as a professional instructor in aerial disciplines recognised by sports institutions.

Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR also aims to connect new artists with organizations that operate in the Italian contemporary circus scene. That’s why we have scheduled some time to shoot a personal short video we’ll share with associated companies such as Circo Madera, Fondazione Cirko Vertigo, Circo Zoé, Duetti e ½, Circo El Grito, eVenti Verticali, Teatro Nelle Foglie.

How and When

Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR is dedicated to small groups (8 students) and will focus on aerial techniques. During these days, instructors will direct 6 hours of artistic research.

The program is divided into 4 sessions, focused on specific apparatuses. This is the schedule:

Silks and Vertical Rope Sessions with Dana Augustin and Roman Fedin

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
9.00 – 12.30 Technique with Dana

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Roman

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Dana

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Roman

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch time
14.00- 18.00 Technique with Roman

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Dana

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

14.00 – 17.00 Artistic research lead by Roman

17.00-18.00

Video Shooting

14.00 – 17.00 Artistic research lead by Dana

17.00-18.00

Feedback, certificate ceremony, goodbyes

Lyra and Trapeze Sessions with Nathalia Furlan and Alejandro Peña

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
9.00 – 12.30 Technique with Nathalia

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Alejandro

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Nathalia

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Alejandro

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch time
14.00- 18.00 Technique with Alejandro

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

Technique with Nathalia

warm up, specific work on apparatus and cool down

14.00 – 17.00 Artistic research lead by Alejandro

17.00-18.00

Video Shooting

14.00 – 17.00 Artistic research lead by Nathalia

17.00-18.00

Feedback, certificate ceremony, goodbyes

We care about training artists and acrobats conscious about safety, so we offer you the option to complete your formation with Overhead Work and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) Course. It’s taught by Monkey Rigging and there’s a special price for Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR participants. You can choose which date you want to attend. The course is for those who need to obtain this security certification or renew it.* 

Calendar

First Session: Silks and Vertical Rope with Dana Augustin and Roman Fedin

August 31st – September 3rd 2022

Overhead Work and PPE Course: September 4th 2022

Second Session: Lyra and Trapeze with Nathalia Furlan and Alejandro Peña

September 5th – 8th 2022

Third Session: Silks and Vertical Rope with Dana Augustin and Roman Fedin

October 29th – November 1st 2022

Overhead Work and PPE Course: November 2nd 2022

Fourth Session: Lyra and Trapeze with Nathalia Furlan and Alejandro Peña

December 8th – 11th 2022

Overhead Work and PPE Course: December 12th 2022

* Overhead Work and PPE Course (8 hours) teaches the proper and safe use of harness and fall prevention PPE, ladders and scaffoldings. This course qualifies (in Italy) for overhead work on scaffoldings and gives you the foundations of first aid and evacuation. It’s divided into two parts, theory (normative, equipment, different kind of overhead work) and practice (knowledge of PPE and overhead rescue and evacuation trial), and it’s recognised by Italian legislation D.Lgs. 81/08 as health and safety professional development. An official certificate will be released.

Where

Classes will take place at Spazio Bizzarro big top and Il Dedalo, our indoor training space dedicated to yoga and aerial training, both in Casatenovo (Lecco), 10 minutes walk from each other.

Costs

Aerial disciplines training course costs

20€ membership and insurance to ASC Sport (valid 1 year)

430€ fee for one session, including

  • 4 days training course
  • 4 vegetarian lunches (+1 if you also attend Overhead Work Course)
  • energetic snacks during breaks
  • lots of bizzarro love included

Overhead Work and PPE Course

120€ special price for Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR students (instead of 160 € for external people).

If you want to participate in two or more sessions, we have special offers

2 sessions – 820€ (instead of 860€)

3 sessions – 1180€ (instead of 1290€)

4 sessions – 1460€ (instead of 1720€)

Registration

First Session: Silks and Vertical Rope with Dana Augustin and Roman Fedin

August 31st – September 3rd 2022

Fill in the application form before 30th of June:

https://forms.gle/CuT9ZM6zhwJTWZnC7 

Second Session: Lyra and Trapeze with Nathalia Furlan and Alejandro Peña

September 5th – 8th 2022

Fill in the application form before 30th of June:

https://forms.gle/2bJQu8ESYZe11bv29 

Third Session: Silks and Vertical Rope with Dana Augustin and Roman Fedin

October 29th – November 1st 2022

Fill in the application form before 10th of September:

https://forms.gle/a82bgdmne7HuSTV7A 

Fourth Session: Lyra and Trapeze with Nathalia Furlan and Alejandro Peña

December 8th – 11th 2022

Fill in the application form before 10th of October:

https://forms.gle/HqFynfEbtSeDgg8KA 

We’ll analyze and select the applications and give you a feedback 7 days after the deadline. Once you have received the communication, you’ll need to pay the deposit (50% of the participation fee – not refundable) to confirm your participation.

You’ll need a valid NON-competitive sports medical certificate, with ECG, to activate the insurance – expiring after the end of the training course.

Accommodation suggestions

Il Dedalo is our little studio, cosy and equipped for a comfortable stay with your sleeping bag.

Training mats will be available to sleep on. You’ll also find a little bathroom, microwave kettle and mini-bar.

We ask you for a donation to stay at Il Dedalo.

It’s possible to park your camper or van outside Parco Vivo, where our big top stands: the parking is huge and free, used only during the day by patients of the adjacent hospital.

If you want more comfortable accommodation, we can give you the contacts of some friends that can rent you a little apartment.

These are nearby accommodations you can also find on the internet:

Agriturismo Teresa delle Fragole

Da Pinetta Viganò

La Casa di Lina

How to get there

Spazio Bizzarro – Via Monteregio, 15, 23880 (LC)

Il Dedalo – Via Garibaldi, 5, 23880 Casatenovo (LC)

Both places can be reached by car and are provided with wide free parking.

The nearest train stations are Besana Brianza and Cernusco-Merate, few minutes by car from Casatenovo.

Airports:

Milano Linate (LIN) – 2 hours by train from Casatenovo

Milano Malpensa (MPX) – 2 hours of public transport from Casatenovo

Bergamo Orio Al Serio (BGY) – 2 hours by train from Casatenovo

These partners will help in the realization of Spazio Bizzarro IN THE AIR:

Play Juggling, technical sponsor, will provide all technical equipment.

Monkey Rigging, the technical partner, will be encharged of the safety in our training spaces.

If you have any doubt please get in touch with us bizzarrointheair@gmail.com