Harmonic Throws

Juggling workshop with Jonathan Lardillier
11-12 May, 2019
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

Minimum level: Three ball cascade, good music feeling and/or good site swap knowledge is a welcome extra.

The purpose of the Harmonic Throws method is to help jugglers to progress technically in a fun and enjoyable way based on a strong sense of musicality. It develops the ability to play with other jugglers, but also with other disciplines working with with beats as musicians or dancers. It also helps to better understand the fundamentals of juggling. It combines learning, creativity and pleasure.

This method studies juggling based on scores of real routines, with their own flows and emotional intentions. These intentions are good motivation to start new moves or coming back on basics.
Technical points are view step by step and insert directly into the scores, these technical points become emotional tools and not tricks anymore.
This method is based on the “three-layer notation”. This notation describes the throws, the trajectories around the body, and the body in space, all on the same temporal grid.
The practice of this notation allows to note in a simple, intuitive and complete, most juggling movements. It also allows the development of a repertoire accessible to all.

Teaching direction
1/ juggling rhythm introduction
 – we play with one and two balls exercises based on 4 beats loops to practice and understand basics.
2/ practicing partitions
 – we learn and juggle basic and medium level to challenge skills and the capacity to follow rhythms.
3/ reading and writing partitions
 – we introduce the base of the « three layers notation » to be able to juggle partitions by reading them, then we start to write new one.
4/ create and play – 
at the end, we build a full 3/5 minutes juggling routine for the whole group.

Jonathan Lardillier
Jonathan Lardillier is graduate of the Fratellini Academy and medalist at the 2012 festival mondial du cirque de demain. He defends juggling as a major circus art through several juggling shows, notably with the company of “Les objets volants”. He supports the juggling communauty by regularly posting videos and theory articles on various forums and websites dedicated to the discipline. He teaches regularly today at the Fratellini Academy, CIAM and CNAC.

Places: 14
Times: Saturday and Sunday : 9.30-12.30h / 14.00-17.00h
Price – Early bird: 75€ Regular price: 85€
On the door: 95€

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