Simon about his ‘Dance Acrobatics’ class: “In this class you will delve into a full body physical exploration, from low on the floor to high in the air. From relaxed to powerful, from slow to fast. I divide my practice into three components. In floorwork we explore various ways of rolling, crawling, sliding, twisting and turning while utilising all our various body parts in contact with the floor. In soft acrobatics you will gently enter into the world of being upside down and twisted around, mainly by utilising mobility, weight shifts and supporting yourself on your hands to get into acrobatic movements. In dynamic acrobatics we will delve a bit more into acrobatic movements that utilise speed and jumping. Approaching acrobatic movements can be intimidating for some, and as such I want to emphasise that everything done will be scalable so that a complete beginner could work on the basic preparation for an acrobatic movement and an advanced practitioner could attempt the full trick (and everything in between). By the end of the class we will combine these three areas of movement into one. We aim to be soft, but also powerful, smooth as well as fast.”
Simon Granit Ossoinak is a maker, performer, teacher and choreographer from Stockholm, Sweden with his primary background in contemporary circus from the preparatory program of Cirkus Cirkör and the bachelor of Codarts Circus Arts. His main discipline is dance acrobatics, with a secondary focus on handbalancing. He utilises a lot of influences in his movement style, but draws his main inspiration from circus, contemporary floorwork, breakdance and tricking. In the last years Simon has put an extra focus on exploring oddness and the physicality of it through multiple creations around the theme. He aims to teach his students to be independent, creative and informed movers and as such delves into concepts, creative assignments and ideas freely during his teaching.