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German Wheel Workshops @ The Bird’s Nest

When I first learned that German Wheel Workshops were taking place at The Bird’s Nest, my first though was that this was some sort of sophisticated Cyr wheel. After doing some research, I discovered that the German Wheel is something completely different; the German Wheel was actually invented in 1925, predating the Cyr wheel by nearly a century.

After exploring the history, I watched this video, which immediately captivated my attention and converted me into a fan of this mesmerizing and versatile contraption.

As for the German Wheel Workshops, they are being conducted by German wheel acrobat, coach, and performer Chris Delgado who once trained under 8 time German wheel World Champion Wolfgang Bientzle.

The upcoming workshops are designed to encompass various age spectrums; the classes cover fundamentals, partnered play, spinning techniques, among other lessons. 

Beginner German Wheel with Chris Delgado

Five Workshops, One Weekend | March 27th – 29th

Beginner German Wheel with Chris Delgado

  • Fri: Mar 27 2020 From: 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM\
  • Sat: Mar 28 2020 From: 3:30 PM – 5:15 PM
  • Sun: Mar 29 2020 From: 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM

Kid and Parent German Wheel with Chris Delgado

  • Sat: Mar 28 2020 From: 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Supreme Spiral with Chris Delgado

  • Sat: Mar 28 2020 From: 5:30 PM – 7:15 PM

Advanced Beginner German Wheel with Chris Delgado

  • Sun: Mar 29 2020 From: 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Partner German Wheel with Chris Delgado

  • Sun: Mar 29 2020 From: 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

To learn more about the workshops, and to sign up, click here (and scroll down for all classes)

Lead image: Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 by Usien | Wheel gymnastics (Rhönrad) in a circus performance. The performer is Konstantin Mouraviev | License 

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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