I teach... Trapeze (aerial acrobatics)
I trapeze because... it is fun for me and brings movement. I especially like the fact that it requires strength as well as balance and coordination. Through the images that are created, you can tell beautiful stories.
I pay special attention to... Safety and exploring and getting to know your own limits.
The song... "Bam Bam" by Sister Nancy always gets me moving :)
I was especially influenced by... being immersed in the colorful circus world full of different people, with a lot of craziness, courage, wit and many people out of line.
The best place to practice trapeze is... any place where there is a high beam that is good to hang a trapeze from, and a mat below. That could be in an indoor arena, or in a circus tent, or out in nature.
A key moment for me with the trapeze was... overcoming my fear and flying off with the flying trapeze.
I would like to pass this on to my course participants...
- to create trapeze tricks and connections between them
- try out styles, put an intention into a movement
- to encourage creativity, to try improvisation
- have fun with trapeze
- feel comfortable with height
- Learning that my body carries me, I can trust myself
- Noticing limits: Where do I have no more strength/ need to protect myself?
- dealing with fears, accept them and work with them anyway if I want to.
I look forward every year... to the change of seasons.
Ronja Buschek is a psychologist (M.Sc.) and independent circus educator. She has completed further training in systemic family and social therapy. In addition to working with various circuses, she is currently completing her apprenticeship as a depth-psychological-founded psychotherapist. She loves the circus for its variety and creativity and would like to explore connecting elements between mental health and the circus pedagogical work.