Once again a reminder that there is an event being held in our temporary class space tomorrow evening (May 14), therefore we will not be having aerial classes. We’ll see you back next week, and in the mean time, please enjoy these amazing photos & the story of these flying rhinoceroses.4.8.13
We just wanted to say thank for all you’ve done to help make 2012 our most successful year yet as a company. This year has included so many milestones…a historic, outdoor performance hanging from the trees, while accompanied by oboes and the percussion of acorns crashing down around us…collaborations with 14 different artists including, but not limited to: spoken word poets, set designers, makeup artists, composers, metal sculptors, martial artists, experimental instrumentalists, and other dancers and aerialists…joining forces with Brick Factory Nashville to offer aerial dance classes to the community…the debut of 5 brand new aerial dance works…performances and appearances in 9 different events across Tennessee…and the production of our first full length concert.
As 2012 draws to a close, we’d like to ask you to consider making a tax deductible donation to abrasiveMedia, which will go directly to the build out of our brand new location with Brick Factory Nashville. We have so many things in store for this amazing new space…new crash mats & higher ceilings for aerial classes, a beautiful new dance floor enabling us to offer community and professional level dance classes in contemporary ballet, hip hop, jazz and modern, a rehearsal space in which to create and develop new inspiring and experimental works, and much more. We also have many more exciting collaborations brewing with several other local artists and organizations.
As wonderful (and kind of crazy) as this last year has been, we’re looking ahead to 2013 to be even better. Thank you again for all your support, and we wish you the happiest of new years!!!11.26.12
Well, as is sometimes the case with growth, things don’t necessarily always proceed in the timeframe you hope or expect…and such it is with our wonderful new space with Brick Factory Nashville. Due to some delays regarding insurance, as well as the impending holidays, we’ve decided to postpone our return to regular classes until the beginning of January.
Stay tuned for info on special discounts and open studio time to say thank you for your patience & loyalty in this time of transition We wouldn’t be here without you, and we CAN’T WAIT to welcome you into our new space!11.11.12
Ok so in order to give us and the Brick Factory guys a little more time to have the new space ready to welcome you all, we’ve decided to postpone classes until November 26 (the Monday after Thanksgiving). The new location is 500 Houston St., next to Houston Station (kind of in the area behind the Sounds stadium). Over the next month or so this space will continue to be a little bit of a work in progress, but we’re very excited about it’s potential. And we very much appreciate you sticking with us through this transition and being the main reason we’re able to continue growing.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns, and we’ll see you on November 26!!11.5.12
Classes are cancelled this week (tomorrow & Tuesday) because…we’re moving! Brick Factory is moving to a new space and we’re going with them! This is an exciting step forward and will allow for many new classes & workshops in both aerial & contemporary dance. Stay tuned for details about & directions to the new space!
This Saturday, FALL is excited to present Resolution, a structured improvisation in the trees and on the ground. Accompanied by oboists Robbie Lynn Hunsinger & Roger Wiesmeyer, it is inspired by, and in honor of the 100 years that Shelby Park has been an integral part of the Nashville community.
As part of FREE, all-day festival, FALL will join Nashville Ballet 2, Company Rose, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, and Blue Moves in premiering site-specific works that will loop between the hours of 10:30am and noon. In this rare opportunity to see 5 local dance companies in unique settings, festival goers are encouraged to stroll between the performance sites while enjoying the beauty and history of the park.
See below for individual performance sites. We look forward to seeing you there!
Nashville Ballet 2, performing choreography by Banning Bouldin on the Island. www.nashvilleballet.com
Company Rose, under the direction of Marsha Barsky, performing on the site of the old boathouse. www.rosedance.org
FALL, under the direction of Rebekah Hampton, performing in the air and on the ground under trees near the lake. www.falldance.org
Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, under the direction of Jen Jen Lin, performing in a glade near the lake and a wooded walkway between the glade and Cave Springs. www.chineseartsalliance.or
Blue Moves, performing choreography by Holly Cannon Hesse and Amanda Cantrell Roche, at Cave Springs near the park’s main entrance. www.bluemoves.org
The festival includes a dedication of a commissioned sculpture by Mayor Karl Dean at 10 a.m., live music, historical exhibits, visual art display, storytelling booth, kids’ activities and more. www.shelby100.com9.26.12
AERIAL CLASSES CANCELLED Monday & Tuesday, October 8 & 9 for the Soundcrawl Music Festival (a very cool experimental music festival being held October 6-11 at Brick Factory)…AND on Monday & Tuesday, all regular aerial class students can get into the festival for FREE. We also encourage you to check out Soundcrawl on Wednesday, October 9 which will feature the mind-blowingly amazing talent of mixed media artist & oboeist Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, as well as Nashville Symphony English horn player Roger Wiesmeyer, both of whom will be accompanying FALL in our performance at Shelby Park on October 220.127.116.11
Coming up very soon is our exciting, site-specific performance, hanging in the trees of Shelby Park in East Nashville. On October 13, 10:30am-12:00pm there will be 5 different, Nashville-based dance companies (FALL, Nashville Ballet 2, Company Rose, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville & Blue Moves) stationed at various locations throughout the park. Taking inspiration from historic photos of the park, each company will present new work that has been specifically created for the location and the event. As part of a larger, all day festival, these performances will all be free of charge.
Our fall classes are fully up and running. If you’ve been thinking you should try out this crazy hanging from the ceiling thing, then Beginning Aerial Fabric on Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm is for you. Or we also have Intermediate Aerial Fabric on Mondays 8:30-9:45pm. All classes are held at Brick Factory Nashville. Check out our Aerial Classes page for all info regarding classes.