Gianluca Gentiluomo is an international circus artist, teacher and performer, and we’re very lucky to have him in Delhi for a weekend! He’s at Delhi Rock teaching three workshops this weekend:

Feb 24th morning 11.30 am – 1.30 pm: vertical rope

Feb 24th afternoon 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm: handstands

Feb 25th afternoon 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm: straps

We’d encourage anybody with an interest in aerial circus arts to come and learn from this wonderful teacher!


Feb 24 11.30 am – 1.30 pm

Vertical rope is a kind of circus aerial gymnastics. Rope is vertically hanging rope normally made from soft cotton about 30 – 35 mm thick. In the class you will learn different aerial sequences and combinations, which include climbs, wraps and pirouettes.

Your forearms, biceps, triceps, shoulders and lats will work very intensively. Through these classes your body will become more flexible, stronger, and you will get more energy for your daily routine.

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Feb 24 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Handstands and other hand balancing exercises are impressive skills that demonstrate a high level of strength and control. When it comes to improving your overall strength, body control, and spatial awareness, it’s hard to beat handstand training. The benefits of handstands are that it:

– Opens up the shoulders

– Encourages a stronger, tighter core

– Strengthens the legs and butt

– Protects the back

This workshop will cover some of the core elements in getting into handstands:

– Hand balance wrist / arms / shoulder warm-ups and prep

– Body position awareness and preparation

– The hollow body position for core strength and control

– Fundamental progressions towards freestanding handstands

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Feb 25 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Straps, also known as aerial straps, are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed, often in the context of a circus performance. It is a cotton or nylon web apparatus that looks like two suspended ribbons. By wrapping the strap ends around hands and wrists, the performer performs holds, twists, rolls and manoeuvres, requiring extreme strength and precision similar men’s rings in gymnastics.

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At 15, Gianluca Gentiluomo took his first steps in the art of the street; after studying photography and archeology he completely devoted himself to circus and in 2008 he attended the “Scuola di Cirko Vertigo” specialising in vertical rope, and then he continued his studies at the school “Arc en Cirque” of Chambery (France). Following a two-year artistic education he created his solo show “Sale – spectacle de cirque musique et cordes d’amours.”

Back in Grugliasco in the Cirko Vertigo he specialised in Slack Rope and took part in the creation of the “Vertigo Suite” show (directed by C. Mochi Sismondi, blucinQue / Cirko Vertigo production). Among his collaborations: “Circo Acquaico Bellucci” and “Rudi Lata Circus”; festival “Br’Ain de Cirque” (Bourg en Bresse – FR), ‘Nalda Factory’ (South Korea).

In 2014 he founded the “Nientedimeno Collective”, a contemporary circus company to which he belongs and with S. Michelessi, R. and S. Riggio Fois gave life to the show “Lucid Dream” (directed by M. Scotton)

Among his teachers: S. Francioni, A. Miluka, L. Tamietto, R. Fedin, M. Maggipinto, E. Donaque, J. Fortin, E. Ron, N. Ricci. He works as a teacher with: ‘Scuola di Cirko Vertigo’, ‘Materiaviva Academy’, ‘UP circus school’, ‘Piccola scuola di circo di Milano’ and ‘Spazio NU’

He possesses the BIAC (Brevet d’Initiation aux Arts du Cirque) issued by the French FFEC, enabled the teaching of circus arts for amateurs and professionals.


A single class is Rs 1,500

Two classes are Rs 2,800

Three classes are Rs 3,600

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