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Artistic Vocabulary in Suspension
Aerial Silks, Hoop, and Physical Theater Intensive
June 9-16 in Umbria Italy

Join our immersive program aimed at those seeking to revamp their technical vocabulary and elevate their stage presence

This program is perfect for both amateur and professional aerialists who want to enhance their skills and take their performances to the next level. You will be trained by some of the top instructors in the circus world, Eliane Domanski and Justine Arden, who will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum.

You can expect an intensive 6-hour program each day covering aerial silks and hoop, and physical theater workshops. The program concludes with developing a personal act incorporating all the knowledge acquired throughout the training.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to become the best aerial performer you can be!


About the Instructors:
Eliane Domanski

Eliane is a talented multi-discipline aerial teacher.  Currently teaching at the École Supérieure du Centre National des Arts du Cirque in Châlons-en-Champagne, France. She earned her diploma in circus arts training from the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal in Canada in 2007 and taught aerial disciplines there until 2021, since then she continues to be involved in the circus arts teacher training program.  Her aim as a teacher is to help acrobats develop their own personal technical vocabulary.

Eliane's diverse educational background includes a bachelor's degree in literature, as well as diplomas in socio-cultural and sports fields. Before pursuing her international artistic career, she practiced dance, climbing and gymnastics. She also has a diploma in jazz and contemporary dance teaching from the Fédération Française de Danse.

Her exploration of vertical dance and dance climbing inspired her to create aerial choreography on rope, trapeze, pole, and fabric, leading her to the world of "contemporary circus." Eliane was trained in aerial work by various circus pedagogues in France, who helped her earn a diploma in acrobatic work and difficult access.

Eliane has collaborated with several renowned companies throughout her career, including Cirque Baroque - Puits aux Images and Mauricio Celedon's Teatro del Silencio. She has also developed projects around aerial work at high altitudes and received the prestigious 2020 Médaille d'Or from the Académie des Arts Sciences et Lettres de Paris


Justine Arden

Justine Arden is an international performer living in France, coming from the worlds of circus and physical theatre. She grew up in Rome, to Australian/Belgian parents, but moved to Paris in 2011. She found her artistic inspiration there and specialized in aerial acrobatics, clowning, and artistic direction.

A graduate from the École Jacques Lecoq, She is constantly exploring new performative languages in collaboration with artists of varying skill sets – circus, physical theatre, dance and live music.

Her research is focused on finding unique styles that spring from an artist’s inspiration. With this vision in mind, She now co-direct a young company, Gokaï. She gathers acrobats, dancers and musicians for both street and indoor theatre shows touring in France.
She also regularly helps directing other artists’ shows, acrobatic acts and even live music concerts.

She also performs and coaches for many other companies, going from large scale productions such as Cirque du Soleil, Disneyland Paris, La Folie Douce, Parc Astérix, to local productions and cabarets such as Minuit Production, as well as music bands like the world music group Medz Bazar.

What to expect

This in-depth retreat is for those looking to transform their technical vocabulary, personalize it and take their stage presence to new heights. 

Participants can expect to receive an intensive 6-hour program each day that will cover aerial silks, hoop, and physical theater. The retreat will conclude with a personal act that incorporates all of the knowledge acquired throughout the training.

On our rest day we will explore the beautiful local town of Narni and swim in the refreshing ice cold watering hole.  There will also be some time everyday for relaxing, hiking, swimming and eating delicious farm to table food daily!

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Interested to learn more?

Register here


this is an intermediate/advanced /professional aerial training and you must be able to aerial invert, climb, and aerial hip key for the duration of each day's training.


single beds in shared room (see accommodation section on website for more information)


€1300 bring a friend discount!

€1750 normal price


50% deposit

Payment plans available upon request


Price includes:

All meals, classes, transportation to and from train station and group excursions, and including planned meals out

Additional costs:

Any souvenirs,  any additional snacks, drinks or gelato during excursions or spare time, flights to and from Italy, transport to local train station, and massages

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