AcroBAX

Drawing on contemporary circus traditions and theatrical techniques, AcroBAX is BAX’s most advanced tumbling class, combining modern dance, partner acrobatics, performance and choreography skills. AcroBAXers work closely as an ensemble, developing and performing original group pieces inspired by different annual themes. Admission is by invitation only.

 

The AcroBAX Workshop is by invitation only. For more information contact
Lucia Scheckner Education Director.

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ACROBAX AND TUMBLING PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Saturday, APRIL 25th @ 8:00pm | Sunday, APRIL 26th @ 4:00pm

Preludes

AcroBAX is directed by Helen Tocci
In Preludes, AcroBAX presents the origin stories of mysteries both big and small. Teenage friendships gone awry, ghost stories, genocide, an ordinary day, the roots of rebellion, aliens and the very origin of existence are all explored through their unique brand of three-dimensional, acrobatic dance.

Larger Than Life

TPW is directed by Anne Zuemer
Tumbling Performance Workshop (TPW) brings the exhilarating and complicated world of superheroes to life through tumbling, partner acrobatics, dance and physical theater. To learn more about Tumbling Performance Workshop CLICK HERE.

BAX’s Free Youth Education Initiatives are made possible through the underwriting and generous contributions from the New York Methodist Hospital.

PAST PERFORMANCES

“1 IN 8,337,000,” Humans of New York

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cavalcade of Youth showcase- Sunday, November 9, 2014

In 2013-2014 AcroBAX students were inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York and in this spirit took a series of photos on the streets of Park Slope Brooklyn and interviewed each other with questions about their lives in the city to write captions for each photo. They used these portraits to create the group dance work “1 in 8,337,000,” which had its world premiere in the BAX Theater on April 5, 2014, as part of their spring concert.

Inside/Out

Saturday, March 9, 2013 | Sunday, March 10, 2013

In this production, AcroBAXers focused on exploring “The Body.” The dancers created an exciting array of choreography, costumes and lighting design. These works included Through the Inside, in which dancers twisted and turned over, under and around each other following the journey of food through the body. Also, Spoken, an exploration of the organ that gives us voice. While helping each other defy gravity in challenging three-person partner acrobatics and dynamic momentum-driven lifts, the dancers expressed the interwoven nature of the vocal chords. And through energetic tumbling passes, partner flips and spacious balances, Whoosh explored the expanding and contracting of the lungs as they breath in and out.

LIGHT

Saturday, March 3, 2012 

In this production, AcroBAXers focused on exploring “Light.” The dancers created an exciting array of choreography, costumes and lighting design. In their dances they explored how light relates to their world. Some of their choreographic themes included: sparks, electricity, shadows, reflection/refraction, lightening, and the eclipse.