Workshop: Duo Silks and Slings

Fun for experienced and new partners! Sat April 24, 10 am - 12 noon

  • 54.05 US dollars
  • 108 Kalakaua Street, Hilo HI


*Due to COVID-19, please sign up with a partner you feel comfortable training with! Each partner must sign up individually. Michael and April will teach fundamental, technical, and artistic aspects of working on Silks and Slings as a duo. Open to both experienced and new partners. Participants will learn different ways of getting in and out of the apparatuses together, partner skills and poses, as well as the perspectives of being both the base and the flyer. Requirements: foundational experience on fabric and sling ABOUT MICHAEL AND APRIL Michael Radiff and April Leopardi are an aerial duo from Las Vegas, Nevada. While working as professional dancers, they fell in love with aerial arts and the world of circus, and came together as Duo Dragonwing. They have performed at many hotels and casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, most notably as the featured dance and aerial duo in “Totally Outrageous Brunch” at the S.L.S. for the full duration of its run. They were the group Aerial choreographers and featured aerial performers in “Alice” for a year at Brooklyn Bowl, and then a subsequent year at Red Rock Hotel and Casino. Last year they wrote, directed, and starred in “Apocalesque” at the The Space Las Vegas, which aired live virtually across the world. Most recently they appeared on the brand new television show “Game of Talents” on Fox hosted by Wayne Brady where they debuted their “Iron Jaw” act in Aerial Chains. Together they have become the go-to duo performers for weddings, parties, and corporate events around Nevada and the bordering states. They have appeared as (Michael) Silks and Lyra artist in Vernardo’s Circus and Lyra artist in “WOW!” Rio Las Vegas, and (April) Chains artist in “Great American Variety Show” Harrah’s Reno, Slings artist in “Sexxy” Westgate Las Vegas, and Pole artist in “Zombie Burlesque” Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. CANCELLATIONS - Workshops can be fully refunded within 48 hours of purchase. COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS - Please wear a mask inside the facility. Masks are required during training for the safety of the student and teacher. - Training stations are set more than 6 feet apart. - mats are wiped down between use; facility is sanitized daily. - Hand sanitizing/washing and contactless temperature checks are done upon arrival. - Fabrics are never shared between students (unless they are living in the same household and have consented to shared use). - We encourage students to bring their own apparatuses if they have them.

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