Tech Dump Part V: Adapt, Improvise, Fly!

The details and mechanics of technical suspension are Addie’s specialty and passion. Over the past 6 years, she has amassed a wide, varied repertoire of suspension experience, with a heavy emphasis on tying different people with different preferences and adapting ties to people rather than the other way around. Pre-pandemic, she taught TheSpace’s Techie Tuesdays, a weekly series that focused on how and why ties work the way they do, helping participants to build a working, functional knowledge of tying for suspension.

This progressive series will be heavy on understanding rather than memorization, on technical details (why something works in situation A but not B, how it can be adapted for B) and on personalization. We will examine everything from hitches to hip rotations, with the goal of achieving smooth rope and body handling, predicting and preventing trouble spots, and staying one step ahead of necessity.

The goal is not to arrive at a particular visual end result, but to use all our skills and knowledge to create ties and situations that make the person in ropes happy, however their ‘happy’ manifests.

Tech Dump Part VI: Adapt, Improvise, Fly! 

Based in part on the continuing injury adventures of Sloane, this class will look at ways of tying when the person in ropes has an injury or body quirk that is typically thought to preclude the ‘go-to’ options for dynamic suspension. What if one arm is out of commission? One leg? What if they cannot stand up or bend their knees? What about heavier or squishy people, who experience harsher strain on joints, or find that ties shift more? This class will cover two options for working around an arm injury, a take-off and landing from a chair, and some techniques specific to tying dynamic suspension on someone heavier. This is less about ‘changing’ a tie to suit someone and more about making something entirely different. If there is time, we will take requests for specific scenarios.

The recordings will be available for streaming until December 31th, 2021 on our website. They are not downloadable.

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