The dvd contains video recordings of all acts, as well as the below photos in high resolution.
The price per dvd is only € 5.
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Dvd’s of previous years (2008 – 2016) are also available.
Stichting Stapel provides partner acrobatics. In contrast with aerial acrobatics, the moves are built up from the ground: human structures in balance. Its not just the end position that counts – getting up and down is just as exciting.
Its amazing to watch but even more fun to do yourself. The possibilities are almost endless; think about all body parts you can use to balance on each another hands, feet, shoulders, knees, head!
Acrobatics stands or falls by co-operation. There are basic shapes which require all the principles of acrobatics. Balancing, climbing, jumping, throwing, catching exploring together how to utilise the position and momentum of each other in order to minimise the amount of strength needed. Trust and safety are always at the forefront.
You work with contrasts: tensing relaxing, travelling breaking, moving standing still. You develop body control whereby co-ordination, concentration and understanding are of great importance.
You develop a technique to carry lighter, fly higher and land with greater control.
In the acrobatics lessons we work on your sense of balance, (directed) strength and body consciousness. You develop these as you go along, so you dont need to be especially strong, agile or trained to begin doing acrobatics.
Lessons are given by two instructors one for the under and one for the upper position: the base and the flyer.
About stichting Stapel
In 1991 Stichting Stapel (Stapel Foundation) was set up by two ambitious acrobats who wished to give lessons and play.
Stapel wants to stimulate partner acrobatics in all its forms.
Acrobatics lessons form the dynamic core of Stapel.
Participants from the age of 16 can grow from absolute beginner to highly experienced acrobat.
Every spring we put on a festive presentation evening so all participants can show their acrobatic skills.
Stapel has produced the acrobatics shows Licht & Romig (Light & Creamy) and De Sterren van de Hemel (Stars of Heaven).
The childrens shows Schik met Schrik (Fun with Fear) en Rare Haren (Crazy Hair) have played for years across the whole country.
Stapel offers advice and coaching for acrobatics shows.
On request, Stapel can set up acrobatic projects for (high) schools and training courses, various companies and organisations, for festivals and parties.
The foundation has cooperated in the development of a curriculum for acrobatics education and acrobatic teaching methods. The foundation also contributes to the Dutch umbrella organisation for acrobatics, Stichting NAF (NAF foundation).
Stapel is the source of information and advice for partner acrobatics in Amsterdam and the surrounding areas.
Course presentationsAcro balance is not only fun to do, but also exiting to watch. In the spring course we use a few lessons to make little acrobatics shows.
Video impression presentation evening 2016
Media presentation evening 2017At the presentation evening, Esther Hertog made pictures and video recordings.
To order the dvd, send an email to email@example.com.
Dvd’s of previous years (2008 – 2016) are also available.
Nir, Marijke, Isabelle
Schelte, Sanneke, Ruud, Hedy
Oscar, Suus, Paul
Nienke, Annelies, Dieuwke, André
Herman, Marleen, Mirke
Emma, Arja, Marieke, Chris, Axel, Sonia, Dieuwke
Elsje, Sofie, Merel
Niels, Anke, Elva, Wim
Lobke, Johannes, Torsten
Dirk, Sylvain, Froukje, Janet
Sander, Clair, Hans
on the basis of building, balance and momentum
Det Rijven & Cahit Metin (Monday lessons)
Det Rijven/Angela Dirven & guest teacher (Tuesday lessons)
The advanced lessons on the Tuesday evening are thematic, and are given in blocks of 5 lessons, each block with a different guest teacher.
During the spring course a course presentation is given in which the participants showcase their acrobatic achievements to the public, all wrapped up in a theatrical theme.
Trial LessonAnyone who is curious about or interested in doing acrobatics at Stapel can come for a trial lesson.
After the trial lesson you can of course decide straight away if you want to join, or you can think about it for a couple of days. But by the next lesson Stapel would like to know your decision.
If you decide to join the course, the payment for your trial lesson will be deducted from the course fee.
Are you interested? Call or e-mail Det: 020 624 11 40 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this form:
17.30 – 19.00 basic group 1
19.15 – 20.45 basic group 2
21.00 – 22.30 intermediate
19.00 – 20.30 advanced
20.45 – 22.30 very advanced
|Start:||Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2017|
|Last lessons:||18 and 19 December 2017|
|Please mark: no lessons:||23 and 24 Oct (Fall holiday)|
BOOST is within walking distance of Amsterdam Amstel train station and Wibautstraat metro station.
PricesFall course 14 lessons (11/12 September – 18/19 December 2017)
* a little extra
The fees for the Stapel acrobatics courses don’t fully cover all the costs and from this year on we don’t get any subsidy anymore. Thanks to your gifts in recent years and the donations from many others we are optimistic about Stapel’s future. As a result we didn’t have to raise the price of the courses this year. But we do still partly depend on gifts. So those of you who can afford it are welcome to pay more than the minimum amount. In that way, you help to keep the Stapel courses accessible to everyone whilst maintaining the high standards in teaching. For this, Stapel is of course most grateful!!
RulesParticipants enroll for a course. Besides trial lessons, it is not possible to join separate classes.
New arrivals may take a trial lesson. In the first week of a course this lesson is for free. After this, a trial lesson costs 15,- ; for the very advanced group: 17,-.
Within a week of the trial lesson, you decide whether or not you want to be registered for the course.
The participant must pay the course fee in the week in which (s)he starts the course.
If you have good reasons for wishing to pay the course in instalments, you can always discuss this with the course leader.
If you want to attend two course levels at the same time, you will get a 40% reduction on the second course.
If a participant stops attending the course, for whatever reason, he / she is not entitled to a refund. This also applies to sickness or injuries.
If you miss a lesson, you can make it up by taking an extra lesson in a lower level. This is allowed during the period of the course or in the following course period, on the condition you are still registered with Stapel.
Participation in the courses is fully at your own risk.
Besides the regular Monday and Tuesday acrobatics lessons, Det also gives special workshops with some of the regular guest teachers.
These are workshops for companies and organisations where acrobatics is used to work with colleagues in a new and exciting way.
And workshops and lessons on Dutch and foreign acrobatics festivals, varying from single lessons to daily training in a week program.
Teachers Training Partner-Acrobatics 2016-2017by Det Rijven & Jim Klinkhamer
In November we started a new series of trianing sessions for (future) acrobatics instructors. In six sessions, spread across three weekends, Det & Jim taught skills such as advanced technical knowledge, analysis of difficulties with the techniques, structuring lessons and explaining tricks. In demonstrating the technique, Det and Jim worked together with Marco van Zanten, co-teacher at Stichting Stapel.
These training sessions were a follow-up to the instructor course of 2014.
The sessions were adjusted to the personal level of experience.
Read the flyer for more information.
If you would like to receive information when a new series of these trainings will be organized, please let us know via this e-mail-link.
Workshop datesWorkshops 2017
– January: Winter Flight, Tel Aviv (Israel) > Det & Jim
– May: 29e Nederlands Acrbatiek Festival, Sittard (Netherlands) > Det, Jim, John, Marco
– June: Workshops Acrobalance London (UK) > Det & Jim
– July: French Acrobatics Convention Eulalie/Bordeaux (France) > Det & Jim
– September: Akrobatiktræf Kopenhagen (Denmark) > Det & Jim
– October: 6th Acro-Yoga Festival, Portland (USA) > Det & Jim
– October: Palo Alto (VS) > Det & Jim
– October: NYC, The Muse (VS) > Det & Jim
– December: Pré Wonen Velserbroek (NL) > Det & Marco
– December: Acrobatiekfestival Beek (NL) > Det & Jim
– March: Akrobatiktreffen Kiel (Germany) > Det & Jim
– April: Akrobatiekworkshops in Wenen (Austria) > Det & Jim
– April: PaasCroYoga, Veluwe (NL) > Det & Jim
– May: Frankfurter Akrobatikfestival 2014 (Germany) > Det & Jim
– June: Nederlands Acrobatiekfestival Hilversum (NL) > Det, Cahit, Jim, Marco
– July: French Acrobatics Convention, Eulalie/Bordeaux (France) > Det, Jim, Jos
– August: Akrotreff Räterschen (CH) > Det & Jim
– August: Krupa Acrobats convention (BIH) > Jim
– October: 5th Acro-Yoga Festival, Portland (USA) > Det & Jim
– October: Athletic Playground, Oakland SF (USA) > Det & Jim
– October: NYC Dutch Acro Festival, Brooklyn Zoo (USA) > Det & Jim
– February: Akrobatikfestival Kiel > Det & Jim
– May: Nederlands Acrobatiekfestival, Bemmel > Det, Cahit, Jim
– July: French Acrobatics Convention, Eulalie/Bordeaux > Det, Jim, Jos
– September: EAAC, Edinburgh > Det & Jim
– September: Akrobatiktræf Kopenhagen > Det & Jim
– October: 4th Acro-Yoga Festival, Portland (VS) > Det & Jim
– October: The Muse, Brooklyn, NYC
– November: Gemeente Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Driebergen > Det & Marco
… is co-founder of Stapel. Det has a background in modern dance and has played in childrens’ performances for many years. She has been teaching acrobatics to amateurs and at the Theaterschool Amsterdam since 1987; she performed with acrobatics groups ‘Aiuto’, ‘De Sterren van de Hemel’, ‘Licht & Romig’ and ’16 Feet’.
… started as a child with Circus Elleboog, where he still works. In 2009 he was co-founder of TENT circus theatre productions. He works there as performing artist and has many other roles.
… acted in several theatre and acrobatics groups and now performs with duo ‘Oddlings’. He also coaches circus theatre projects for children and adults.
… is co-founder of and performer in ‘Circus Klomp’ and ‘Cycling Circus’ and the brain behind ‘Dutch Acrobats’. He develops and coaches short acrobatics courses and circus theatre projects. He has been trained for teaching at the Brussels circus school.
www.circusklomp.nl, www.cyclingcircus.nl and www.dutchacrobats.com
… comes from the north, worked at youth cirucs Santelli and performed with ‘Sterke Jurken’. She is half of Duo Marange and founder of Compagnie with Balls. She is circus teacher at the youth circus for several years.
… is one half of duo ‘IJs en Weder’, who currently have three different acrobatics shows. He took part in ’16 feet’ and ‘Trio Salires’ and has many years of experience in teaching acrobatics.
… is not only acrobat but also architect and musician. He performs in the music-acrobatics-juggling-trio Tres Loco’s. He concentrates on dynamic elements as used in Rock ‘n Roll and Lindy Hop, but is also fond of an old-fashioned steady handstand.
… has many years of experience in teaching acrobatics at youth circus Santelli and at the Dutch circus schools ACaPa in Tilburg and Codarts Rotterdam. Also trains in acro-gymnastics. Has performed in many groups.
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