by Scapino Ballet
Hand to Hand
Chinese Pole is fun and painfull, but if you treat the pole well, she will also treat you well.
Friedi doesn't like to do just one thing: "I guess i would get bored other wise and i get new and different inspiration from doing different disciplines"
So one of her most favourite things she fell in love with in the circus was the Chinese Pole. Starting in her youth circus Waldoni in Darmstadt (DE) with her best friend, she continued it during her 4years circus education in Codarts (NL). Here she likes dynamics, combinations, mostly solo, but also partnerwork and combines it with Hair Hanging and her stuffed animal horse Max in the Act "My horse and me".
Hair Hanging is an unique circus discipline which is probably originated in china and got presented for the first time in the beginning of the 20th century in south america.
Unfortunately it is a very rare performed circus discipline in the world, but at the moment celebrate it's slowly come back into the circus world.
For defining hair hanging in her own new way, Friedi created a unique combination between hair hanging and chinese pole. Her work has been seen already during the "Production of the year" winning production"Ting" by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL).
Defining a different way of Hand to Hand, Friedi likes to work with dynamics, emotions and especally joy.
Being thrown around, combining high quality dynamic tricks and emotions is her specality.
Standing on her head on somebody is her favourite static position, in which stories, discussions or other things can be talked about while standing and training.
With her duo act "The hair in my face" she succesfully graduated together with Wilko Schütz from Codarts Circus Arts in June 2017.
After graduation she works now in different compagies in Duo and in Trio as a flyer.
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