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Counterweight Workshop

With Shaena Brandel & Barnz Munn 
12 and 13 February 2024 at Unit 15, Bristol

Unit 15 Creation Space, Sussex Street, Bristol BS2 0RA

The art of Human Counterweighting as developed by Shaena & Barnz is a double act, with the counterweight as much a part of the action as the ‘main’ aerialist. In this workshop – using the Kingpole as your specialist circus equipment – you will learn how a human counterweight can add speed, lift, and a ‘weightless moment’ for the aerialist to work within, transforming your act into a dynamic duet.

Workshop 1: Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th 10am-1pm
Workshop 2: Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th 2pm-5pm

To book contact:

Price: £75.00
2 subsidised places per workshop are available at a reduced cost of £30, get in touch to book.


Pirates of the Carabina are an artist-led circus company specialising in technically innovative  and socially-engaged contemporary circus.  

Led by Creative Directors Shaena Brandel & Barnz Munn, we tour innovative circus productions with original live music and a story to tell. We’ve worked on a wide range of creative projects and commissions, and offer a learning and participation programme with community, formal education and professional training in aerial, circus, rigging and devised aerial theatre.

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