Children’s Acro Day with Forma Fortis
May 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for a fantastic Acro skills session with professional Acro family Forma Fortis! Younger members of the family Leon and Kilian will facilitate basic moves that will enable you to begin your Acro journey! Supported by parents Marion and Alex the session will run 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00 with an opportunity at the end for parents and carers to observe the skills learned.
The family have been running Acro weekends at the hub for over a year and have a love for the venue and it’s ethos. Leon is currently raising funds for a European trip next year and proceeds from the training day will go towards his final total!! The hub kitchen will provide a packed lunch for every participant plus drinks and snacks throughout the day.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Leon Lenz started acrobatics when he was five. First time perfoming with the age of nine he then also started teaching about six years ago.
Together with his brother Kilian and his parents, the professional artists and teachers Marion and Alexander Lenz they are “Family forma fortis”.
For the acrobatic workshop day for children he will be supported by his parents and his brother Kilian.
Examples of performances can be seen below..
(“Pirates of the Hebridean”)
Leon’s parents Marion and Alex perform and teach for more then 25 years. Marion began her acrobatic career as a gymnast and Alexander as an olympic weightlifter. In 1992 they started doing acrobatics together in Munich. They founded the acrobatic group “forma fortis” and performed internationally – mostly as duo, but also many times as trio or in collaboration with jugglers, dancers, singers, aerial artists…
One of their specialities is adagio acrobatic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGFz9vhS4w; (Adagio Trio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6f9wRgQIu0 (Adagio Duo)
In parallel to their performing activities they started teaching in the 90ies at one of the biggest acrobatics festivals inthe Netherlands and later they built up and taught for 13 years an acrobatic group of 50 students at the University of Regensburg. In that respect they also organized 12 international acrobatic festivals, with typically more than 1000 visitors for the festival show. In September 2012 they moved with their three children to Durham, UK, there they are regularly active all across the country and meanwhile get invited by acrobatic groups for full weekend courses.
“forma fortis” teaches partner acrobatics on all levels. To achieve successful teaching they use their lifelong experience in getting technique perfect and teach the physical basics by strengthening, stretching and conditioning. But first of all they live and show the fun of this fascinating circus art.
The workshop Leon Lenz with the assistance of his brother Kilian and his parents. They will focus on floor based acrobatics as well as “acro-balance”. The children will learn correct alignment and placing before moving on to more advanced tricks. The workshop will customised for each child so they can ensure every individual is challenged and has fun.
Investment is £30 per child for Acro session and lunch plus snacks.
Please inbox the hub for attention of Rachel to book a place. First come first served and payment is upfront once booking is confirmed.
Places limited to 12 maximum and restricted to ages 8-12 years. Experience of Gym work is great but not essential. Flexibility, tenacity, enthusiasm, good core strength and a good team spirit will help! The group will be supervised at all times and children must stay on site between 10:00am and 3:00pm.