Courses and Masterclasses

Courses and masterclasses:
Course – Aerial Silk Classes | from January ’20 | by Mizai Kobi
Masterclass – Floor acrobatics and creative movement masterclass | February ’20 | by Raphael Herault

Five days masterclass

From the ground, UP

Floor acrobatics and creative movement workshop


From the ground, UP” is a floor acrobatics and creative movement workshop.
Built on the belief that there isn’t only one way of learning and doing floor acrobatics, the workshop will introduce participants to unique tools and concepts that aim to challenge them mentally, physically, and creatively.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  1. Learn new ways of thinking and moving acrobatically (from the ground all the way into the air)
  2. Learn new ways of eliciting creativity
  3. Learn new technique while also reinventing old technique
  4. Gain confidence and knowledge in order to think, work, and create independently

In order to achieve the core objectives, the students will be asked to focus on both acrobatic technique and general movement (requiring less technique). Students will also be asked to draw inspiration from concepts, improvisations, exercises, dance, and guided research in order to serve and inspire the technique, movement, and of course, creativity.

NOTE: While some time will be dedicated to working on specific acrobatic technique, a lot of the focus will be on the tools and concepts introduced throughout the course which fuel the technique and create movement.

Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th en 28th of February 2020
Time: 9.30 – 11.30 h
Teacher: Raphael Herault
Fee for all five mornings: €78,- (Special price for students: €65,-)
Required level: This workshop is intended for intermediate/advanced (floor) acrobats and movers. Needed 2/3 years of experience in dance, circus or acrobatics.
Location: Circus Studio Rotterdam, Gouvernestraat 56D, 3014PP Rotterdam
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About Raphael Herault
Raphael Herault is French with a circus background having first studied at Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault, then at Ecole de Cirque Balthazar, and finally at Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC). The focus of his studies are Floor Acrobatics, Teeterboard, and Banquine.
Upon graduating from ESAC, he co-founded the company “Acrobarouf ” with which he travelled the world for about 10 years performing many different acts/shows in many different countries and environments. Raphael has performed on the streets, in the cabarets, all the way to the big stage of Cirque du Soleil  (“Amaluna”).
However, with a life-long passion for cinema, Raphael picked up his first real camera during his two years on “Amaluna” and never looked back. He is fascinated by circus and by cinema and he is on a quest to build bridges between these two beautiful art forms which was the original source for creating his current company, Double Take – Cinematic Circus in 2016 with partner and co-founder, Summer Hubbard, which still drives the company today.

Aerial Silk Classes 

From January 2020 | By Mizai Kobi

Aerial Silk Course    Aerial Silk Course

After the succes of the previous Aerial Silk Course; we are organizing a new course with a new teacher in the new year 2020.
Serie of 8 classes Aerial Silk at Wednesday evenings in the Circus Studio Rotterdam! There are two classes classified by level: beginners/intermediate & intermediate/advanced.

For this 8 weeks course; the goal is to make and perform an aerial silk act. We will work on all aspect necessary to make this happen. From flexibility to falls to stamina to choosing of a song. Of course the type and level of trick will be according to the level of students.

Course for beginners: no skills needed
Course intermediate/advanced: body awareness in the air, 5x straddle, simple foot knot, climb 6 meters, stay in the air for 2 to 5 min.

Dates 2020:
January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19  (26th of February is no class because of national holidays)
March 4, 11, 18

18.30 – 20.00 h = intermediate/advanced
20.00 – 21.30 h = beginners/intermediate

Teacher: Mizai Kobi
Price: €120,- for a full series of 8 classes
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Location: Circus Studio Rotterdam, Gouvernestraat 56D, 3014PP Rotterdam

About Mizai Kobi

Mizai Kobi is a resourceful and dedicated performer who loves to captivate audiences with physically powerful techniques, compelling movements, elegance and charm.
She grew up on the beautiful warm island from Curacao, after graduating high school she moved to Holland to expand her knowledge of art. Striving for the best conditions, she studied Circus Arts at Codarts Rotterdam and Dance at Albeda Danscollege.
As a circus artist specialized in aerials and an all-round dancer she entered the world of performance art and can’t image her life without performing.
Mizai is known from Hollands Got Talent, Germany Got Talent, Dinnershows 21 on air, Brooklyn nights, Villa Thalia and many other events in Europe.
She is very thankful for the opportunity to travel the world and to do what she loves the most.