Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second workshop!
Join street performer and acrobat Marcus Garthe in this rare two-hour workshop and learn the combination of balance and manipulation to develop skills for Cyr wheel.
In this introductory workshop, you will learn an apparatus warm up, how to manipulate the wheel, the correct posture and alignment when working the wheel, spinning technique, mounting and dismount safely, single point spins and waltz. This is a small-group workshop to allow for specialised attention to develop your technique and give you the confidence to progress your skills.
Saturday 6 July
2 – 4pm (2hrs) ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!
4:30 – 6:30pm
$80/ per person
Circa Studio, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (Level 3)
Students should be between 5’4″ and 5’10” (due to the size of the Cyr wheel), have no shoulder issues and be fit for physical activity.
What to bring
Comfortable athletic clothing
Light and flexible shoes if possible
Helmet, Shin pads, Elbow pads etc
About Marcus Garthe
Marcus Garthe is an acrobat, street performer, and break-dancer with a background in wresting, martial arts and parkour. After graduating from the University of Washington Marcus decided to travel the world performing his acts at music festivals, in theatrical performances and alongside performance troupes. Marcus has performed for crowds in six countries across four continents as as a solo artist and performing with The Cabiri, a Seattle-based non-profit organisation.
About Roue Cyr
The Roue Cyr is an acrobatic apparatus that consists of a single large ring made of aluminium or steel with a diameter approximately 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) taller than the performer. The performer stands inside the Cyr wheel and grasps its rim, causing it to roll and spin gyroscopically while performing acrobatic moves in and around the rotating wheel.