Fabric Management: A hands-on relationship guide to dealing with unruly, wriggly fabric – Sunday, MARCH 14, 1:30 – 3PM
Fabric Management Workshop with Vivian Tam
Sunday, March 14, 2021
1:30 – 3PM
You imagine yourself in perfect harmony and symbiosis with your silks, wrapped up delicately and effortlessly. And then, reality hits when your silks has a mind and attitude of its own, derailing your dreams of silks bliss…
Learn all the dirty tricks to make silks life more manageable, less tangled up, and less of a struggle. Together, we will work drills that will clean up that super grabby sequence. If you’ve ever had trouble with slipping while wrapping for an upside down trick, this workshop’s for you. If you’ve ever had to retie that foot lock a thousand times before getting into the actual splits, this workshop’s for you. We’ll get down to the nitty gritty with lots of joy and laughter. Let out your rage and learn the skills to get your silks to the next level.
Vivian Tam is an inspiring Seattle-based aerialist. While specializing in aerial silks and hoop, she balances grace, athleticism, and risk with extreme finesse. A versatile character performer, she can deliver a comedic piece and in the next breath, tantalize audience members with a sensual aerial dance. She is always set to light up the stage, “delivering an elegant aerial act, twisting and pretzeling her way up…” according to the Seattle Times.
Vivian began her aerial training in Los Angeles. After relocating to Seattle, she joined up with Lara Paxton’s “The Aerialistas.” The troupe performed their signature duo aerial and dance spectacles in Europe. Vivian has performed at numerous event functions and on many stages in the Pacific Northwest and across the US, collaborating with a variety of companies and artists. Vivian is a veteran varieté artist at the annual Moisture Festival in Seattle, presenting new aerial acts each season. She was also a resident aerialist at the Suite Lounge for three years. In 2014, Vivian was selected to present her solo silks number at the Aerial Acrobatics Arts Festival in Denver. Since 2016, she has been dazzling the high seas with AIDA Cruise as a solo aerialist.
Community is important to Vivian as she owes much of her success to her mentors, teachers, and supporters. She is passionate about sharing her skills and experience as a performing and teaching artist. She enjoys connecting students, professional artists, and enthusiasts alike from all arenas. Vivian travels frequently to teach workshops and has produced local shows in the past showcasing artists in circus, dance, and music.
Vivian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Redmond, WA and considers cake to be the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions. She does not bake.
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