The group of artists as it consists right now are young artists ranging from recent AMoC graduate Anders to experienced travelling teacher Aaron. From energetic Zoe to sensitive Mia and finally our duo artist Mona and Laura. They all joined the project out of their personal interest to get creative with others on aerial straps. Coming from different continents, circus schools and scenes their background and experience offers a good base for a research. And even if they never met, they are already connected. To find out what their relations are and what it is that links them together we paired up as STRAPMANIA and to work out the communal aspects of aerial straps.
For further information about each performing member please have a look at the individual's website:
Aaron Kozlof - aaronkoz.com // Anders Björklund - anders-bjorklund.com //
Mia Mattenklott mia-mattenklott.com // Zoe Stasko zoezoustasko.com //
Mona Tesh & Laura Borowski monalaura.de
After years of training individually, we want to explore the social side of straps. How can the straps connect us to others? How do we relate to others within our own framework of straps training? Think of straps like a spider's web; strong filaments holding us up, linking us together, a visible reminder of the web of community that keeps humanity connected. Within this framework, we will use our own unique styles of movement and interpretation on the straps to explore the wide range of self- and group-expression that exists.
We are all drawn by a common bond of aerial straps and, moreover, the desire to do group aerial straps. Each of us has brought our individual concepts surrounding what straps are, and want to explore what straps are in relation to other beings. Straps are traditionally a solo or duo art, but humans do not exist in solos or duos. We exist in community with others and we want to get this other story out there for people to see as well.