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Circus Fusion Retreat (Jan 15-22)November 28th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe
Escape into paradise at Anamaya resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica, with a fusion of aerial arts, fire dancing, hula hooping, yoga, and performance skills and workshops in this weekly retreat.
This retreat includes all meals, three times per day, which are gourmet and organic food. Vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, or other healthy food choices can be accommodated.
Other activities and adventures that you can add on to this retreat include massages at our spa, horseback riding on the beach, Tortuga Island tour, surf lessons, and much more.
A POSSIBLE DAY AT ANAMAYA CIRQUE FUSION… exact schedule to be worked out later!
6:00 am morning sunrise meditation / easy stretching
6:30 am yoga
8:00 am Back to bed!
9:30 am Breakfast – delicious and organic catered meal
12:00 pm Hoop Up with Kayti Bunny
1:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Open Level Cloud Swing
4:30 pm Open Level Silks
6:00 pm Rest and Relax
7:00 pm Dinner
9:30 pm FIRE – Fire Hooping, Eating, Poi, Fans, etc
AERIAL DANCE WITH SEANNA SHARPE
Aerial Dance builds strength, grace, and flexibility through the beauty of flight!
Classes are open level, utilizing complex layers of vocabulary to challenge intermediate and advanced aerialists and dancers while offering easy building blocks for beginners stretching their wings. Most students will begin work on Silk Cloud Swing, which is similar to a double-point silk hammock, enabling twists, swings, rolls, flips, and cocoons with equal ease.
Students will also work on Silks and either Lyra or Triangle, building knowledge of Aerial Dance like a language – through physical immersion. Sequences are constructed like sentences, with emphasis on smooth transition and creative stylization, comfortable connection and aesthetic intention.
CLOUD SWING is perhaps the most versatile and pleasurable of all circus apparatus. Seanna Sharpe specializes in both Rope and Silk Cloud Swing, integrating doubles and triples work into her choreography on various cloud configurations. “The cloud moves with you,” she says of her sweetheart, a rope named Frederick. “It’s the ease of motion that allows you dance and flight – in one long, deep, heartfelt breath.”
SILKS have gained popularity since Cirque du Soleil, going on to become perhaps the most common Nouveau Cirque Apparatus. Building layer upon layer of muscle, mechanics, and grace, Sharpe’s silk classes offer the beginner basics to build upon and the experienced artist a refined vocabulary of sequences and choreography, helping dancers and performers develop their style.
LYRA / TRIANGLE Welded from steel, the Lyra is a single-point metal hoop with strap and the triangle a metal three-bar suspended from single or triple point. Private instruction & Aerial Dance available on one – please specify interest in e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AERIAL DANCE emphasizes the creativity inherent in flight, helping dancers, artists, and performers find their flow as aerialists. Exercises will include moving meditations, partner work, brainstorming & choreography, and performance craft.
SEANNA SHARPE has been teaching Aerial Dance for 7 years, and has worked with a diverse palette of bodies and places. Her open-level classes smoothly integrate students of various levels, who work together through her blend of dance, yoga, and aerial acrobatics in a creative Nouveau Cirque Fusion Immersion.
HOOP DANCE AND FIRE WITH KAYTIBUNNY ROBERTS
KaytiBunny is a one-of-a-kind character – an engaging hoopdancer, a dynamic teacher of the fire and circus arts, and most of all a driven entrepreneur in the fitness and performance world. Touring the US and the world, KaytiBunny is opening the world of fire and circus arts to people all over the globe. She strives to empower people of all ages to engage their bodies in a fun and effective workout using creativity. With her powerhouse personality and optimistic, positive approach to teaching, she is dedicated to transforming lives and making a positive difference in each individual’s mind, body and soul. In order to impact others on such a great level, KaytiBunny’s life is dedicated to modeling how a strong, creative individual can be happy and healthy in their 1) career 2) diet and nutrition 3) relationships 4) spirituality and 5) fitness and exercise…. all through creative exercise! KaytiBunny turns a belief into a passion, through her motivating classes, mesmerizing performances, and custom BunnyHoops, that passion holds the key to improving so many others’ lives! KaytiBunny specializes in multiple Hula Hoop, but combines poi, staff, fire fans, fire eating and breathing, bellydance, burlesque and various forms of movement (hiphop, ballet, middle eastern, tai chi, free form, cheerleading, etc) to create a unique form of dynamic dance that only this bubbly Bunny can do.
KaytiBunny is currently training to receive her certificate as a Health and Wellness Counselor at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, encouraging the integration of creative forms of fitness with a well-rounded, healthy and happy lifestyle. She is also obtaining her Primary Group Exercise Certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and teaches group classes in NYC that fill up in advance every week. With the uplifting energy of hooping class and her positive approach to teaching, the majority of her students are repeats and her classes have been praised in such places as Time Out New York, NY Post and The New York Times, as well as countless webisodes, local TV stations and newspapers. KaytiBunny has also appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 5 and made it through several rounds, each time showing off the unique ability to do three different circus acts, simultaneously, while all on fire.
KaytiBunny is now touring the US and Costa Rica, teaching and performing Fire and Circus Arts for beginners and more advanced alike. You can follow The Bunny’s journey at www.BunnyHoops.com and see when she will be coming to your town!
Retreat is Jan 15-22 (Saturday to Saturday):
$995 for multiple occupancy (shared rooms)
+13% Costa Rica Tax. (We pay the tax for you if you pay all $995 in advance via PayPal)
50% deposit required in advance to hold your space