Episode #3 of ‘Tales From The Training Room Floor’ is about training and teaching the Roue Cyr. It features 2nd year Student Haley Mills & Trainer Ludwig Schukin (and training from Sam Whelan and Lyndon Johnson).
Ludwig is a graduate from the Moscow State Circus College and then toured the world for 25 years performing clowning and aerial straps with the Moscow State Circus. He teaches Cyr and clowning at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA).
You can see Episode #1 – HERE
Episode #1 is about Washington ‘Head’ Trapeze and features Master Trainer Mr Guang Rong Lu OAM and NICA 2nd Year Student Adam Malone.
And Episode #2 – Here
Episode #2 of ‘Tales From The Training Room Floor’ features 2nd year Student Ciara Thorburn as she talks about her passion for Chair Balancing and the way she approaches her training.
I pitched the idea to Georgia Mill (NICA‘s marketing manager & Multidisciplinary Artist ) to make a little series of short form behind-the-scenes videos of what its like to learn & teach different circus disciplines, awhile ago and now it has come to fruition for your viewing pleasure.
I wanted to give an insight into the reality of going to an elite level Circus School, not just the flashy performance outcomes which makes up such a tiny part of these students 3 years but the everyday – the dedication which is needed to pursue these skills, the way both students and trainers approach the daily grind of training different skills and what its like to do it day in day out.
I hope you enjoy this little series,
Peace & Respect,
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