Overhead Arts

Overhead Arts The studio offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aerial and circus skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Operating as usual

03/04/2021

Know a teen who loves the arts? Tell them about The Z's Teen Ambassador Program! Reimagined for 2021, the group will meet virtually to watch, discuss, and analyze performing arts live steams, documentaries, recorded concerts, and artist talk backs. Applications due March 1: zeiterion.org/teen-ambassador-program.

A big thank you to 3rd EyE Unlimited for featuring Overhead Arts in this virtual event! Thank you to Stevie Downie and M...
11/17/2020
“Your New Bedford” finale caps milestone year for 3rd EyE Unlimited

A big thank you to 3rd EyE Unlimited for featuring Overhead Arts in this virtual event! Thank you to Stevie Downie and Morgan Hancock-Mendonca for contributing to a conversation about our programs and to Mary Langlois for gracing the stage with a beautiful stilt dance piece. Congratulations to all the other talented performers, too!

New Bedford, MA — The wild, improbable, magical ride that is “Your New Bedford” celebrates its finale on Thursday, November 12, 2020. “Your New Bedford” is the series of pop-up 3rd EyE Unlimited e…

Tune in tomorrow evening to catch a live performance by Overhead Arts' own Mary Langlois and discussion featuring Overhe...
11/11/2020

Tune in tomorrow evening to catch a live performance by Overhead Arts' own Mary Langlois and discussion featuring Overhead Arts students and staff. See the rest of the terrific line up below!

It’s almost time for the Your New Bedford 2020 Season Finale! This Thursday 11/12, 4-7pm Facebook Live from the Zeiterion Theatre stage. Part of the Made in NB AHA! New Bedford.
We’ve got a stacked lineup including
Performances by Dream Out Loud Center, Inc. and Overhead Arts
Dance Jam brought to you by Swift Charakterz Kruh
Meditation, acro, flow and fan dancing with Power and Grace Yoga
Community Conversations with Buy Black NB New Bedford Historical Society Doodles Creative Session New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Plus 9 of your fave 3rd EyE musical and spoken word talents and 2 visual artists.
Find more info at Your New Bedford 2020 Finale
#artiseverywhere in #yourNB
#yougottashowuptogetdown
#ittakesavillage
#thisiswhywe3rdEyE
#letsgetthispartystarted

10/23/2020
3rd EyE Unlimited

Tune into 3rd EyE Unlimited's event tonight to catch a performance piece featuring Michelle Winchell Struckolz and Overhead Arts' Teresa Kochis way back in 2011! Stay tuned to 3rd EyE's event on November 12, too, which will include some young voices from Overhead Arts in a Q&A. Stay tuned!

#TOMORROW #TOMORROW #TOMORROW
Your New Bedford Virtual Pop-Up
Friday, October 23rd, 6-9pm
on Facebook Live
In partnership with the
Community Economic Development Center
Join us for
Music
Live Painting
Dance
Community Conversations
And More
Hosted by Lonelle Walker & Chan Grant
Live Performances by:
Amanda Eyssallenne
Geneva Liv
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Live Paint on location from
the Free Wall on The Ave (in partnership with Superflat NB)
Community Conversations with:
- Community Economic Development Center
- Love The Ave
- Doodles Creative Session
- New Bedford Performing Arts Center
- Grow Southcoast (a program of Marion Institute )
- Queer Arts Council of New Bedford
- New Bedford Community Connections Coalition
(a program of the United Way of Greater New Bedford)
- Get Out The Vote with Dana Rebeiro
- A's before J's Program
- New Bedford Starchasers
- SSYI New Bedford - Safe & Successful Youth Initiative
(a program of the United Way of Greater New Bedford)
#artiseverywhere in #yourNB
#yougottashowuptogetdown
#ittakesavillage
#thisiswhywe3rdEyE
#letsgetthispartystarted

Good circus reading.
10/12/2020
Continuing the conversation. A Racial Awakening in Clowning.  — Home

Good circus reading.

The conversation about diversity in the arts and the clowning world continues. I've been in several panel discussions about diversity and people of color in the circus world. In late September, The Play the Fool Festival hosted a talk called "Culture, Identity, and Clowning: A BIPoC Artist Conv

Pandemic silver lining!
10/05/2020

Pandemic silver lining!

The 2020 Virtual American Circus Educators Conference is one week away! We are so excited to see you online for this once-every-two-years chance to learn and connect with circus educators and professionals from all over! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.americancircuseducators.org/2020-edcon/

In defense of clowning...
09/30/2020
Elections Likened To Circus? Clown Takes Offense

In defense of clowning...

The midterm elections have been compared to a circus, which has caused some offense. Keith Nelson of New York's Bindlestiff Family Cirkus told AOL News, "You'll find that circuses are one of the most efficient and well-run industries in America." Nelson, who is best known as Kinko the Clown, added:....

Hooping in style. #cosplay #circus #overheadartsnewbedford
09/12/2020

Hooping in style. #cosplay #circus #overheadartsnewbedford

Juggle Jammin’
09/12/2020

Juggle Jammin’

Please consider supporting our fundraising campaign. gf.me/u/yddcxq #overheadartsnewbedford #circus #onlineclasses #fitn...
07/01/2020

Please consider supporting our fundraising campaign. gf.me/u/yddcxq #overheadartsnewbedford #circus #onlineclasses #fitness

We are working diligently in hopes to reopen the studio soon. However, like many small businesses, we are facing challen...
06/20/2020
Overhead Arts Studio Fundraiser organized by Teresa Kochis

We are working diligently in hopes to reopen the studio soon. However, like many small businesses, we are facing challenges and uncertainty. Please consider making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign. We appreciate donations of any size. As a special thank you to supporters who give $100 or more, we are offering a package of 8 prerecorded classes. Thank you for helping Overhead Arts navigate this incredibly challenging time for small businesses!

Help Overhead Arts continue to bring aerial and circus arts to our community. Your suppo… Teresa Kochis needs your support for Overhead Arts Studio Fundraiser

Good circus reading.
05/09/2020
Social Circus – Promoting Diversity in Circus Schools

Good circus reading.

By Mira Gurock Circus Up Founder Leah Abel on Why She Chose a Career in Social Circus Leah Abel is the founder of Circus Up, a nonprofit organization in Boston, Mass. that focuses on making circus…

Be sure to check out Gina DeFreitas' flexibility classes Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm!
03/25/2020
At-Home with Gravity!

Be sure to check out Gina DeFreitas' flexibility classes Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at 7 pm!

CLASSES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Our top priority is always the safety of our students and staff. Due to Covid-19 ...
03/22/2020

CLASSES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Our top priority is always the safety of our students and staff. Due to Covid-19 precautions we are currently closed.

We will monitor the situation and announce any changes.

Cancelled classes will be applied to students' accounts for class credit or make-ups. Feel free to contact the studio with any questions.

Please take care & stay healthy!

Safety for Circus at Home:

In this time when you may not be able to do circus at your regular school, studio, gym, or program, please make sure to keep safety as a top priority!
Great activities for home include juggling and object manipulation, strengthening exercises, stretching, dance and movement practice, costume and makeup design, etc.

Many circus organizations who are currently closed are offering online classes via video call, both group and private.

Circus students should be advised that aerial arts practice without supervision by a qualified instructor, proper equipment and safety precautions, and professionally installed rigging on a structure cleared by an engineer for human lifting and aerial arts loads is not safe!

Home rigging is not recommended. Rigging from trees is not recommended. Rigging equipment from or inverting on a pull-up bar is not recommended.

And please keep in mind, now is especially not the time to risk injuries that may require medical care!

Stay safe and circus on!
Tara Jacob

For the crafty circus artists out there... Consider an Art Lab subscription box.
03/19/2020

For the crafty circus artists out there... Consider an Art Lab subscription box.

I’m working on putting together Art Lab subscription boxes! I have a few local parents on board already, and I want to find out how many others are interested. I will deliver a weekly box of art supplies to complete a project. I’ll include directions and examples when necessary. We can communicate via FaceTime or Zoom if you need expert assistance! Each weekly box is $20 and will include the supplies you need for the project. I’m starting with:
—Air Dry clay exploration
—Painted Parasols
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I hope that this idea will keep me afloat for a short time. For those of you wondering, the Art Lab is my sole source of income. This is how I support myself and my kids. I know a lot of other artists are in a similar position, and I am doing whatever I can to support everyone. If you really need materials and can not afford to pay for them, message me and we’ll figure something out.

03/14/2020

CLASSES SUSPENDED THROUGH APRIL 6

Our top priority is always the safety of our students and staff. Therefore, we will continue to follow the lead of area public schools and remain closed through April 6.

We will monitor the situation and announce any changes.

Cancelled classes will be applied to students' accounts for class credit or make-ups. Feel free to contact the studio with any questions.

Please take care & stay healthy!

03/03/2020

This morning’s Aerial Conditioning class is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Exercise your right to vote instead! 🇺🇸

Guest workshops with Rachel Barringer tomorrow in flexibility and also rope! #circusarts #overheadartsnewbedford
01/29/2020

Guest workshops with Rachel Barringer tomorrow in flexibility and also rope! #circusarts #overheadartsnewbedford

Handstands this Sunday at 11 am. See you there! 88 Hatch St., Unit 217
01/18/2020

Handstands this Sunday at 11 am. See you there! 88 Hatch St., Unit 217

2020 Goals!
01/10/2020
Going to museums and the theatre helps you live longer, says study

2020 Goals!

Science is finally catching up to something we’ve known for years: going to the theatre is a matter of life and death. No, it’s not that the combined price of a programme and ice cream is enough to raise your blood pressure. Or that that standing up and down to let people get to their seats is t...

Happy New Year! 🎊 Winter Session is open for enrollment. Sign up for Winter Break Camp & upcoming guest workshops, too!
01/10/2020
Winter Session News

Happy New Year! 🎊

Winter Session is open for enrollment. Sign up for Winter Break Camp & upcoming guest workshops, too!

12/03/2019

Since snow has wrapped up for the day, we will keep our classes on for tonight. See you there!

Still time to sign up for tomorrow’s workshop. #handstands #handbalancing #overheadartsnewbedford
11/22/2019

Still time to sign up for tomorrow’s workshop. #handstands #handbalancing #overheadartsnewbedford

We ❤️ active flexibility. #circusfitness #gluteustothemaximus #overheadartsnewbedford
11/22/2019

We ❤️ active flexibility. #circusfitness #gluteustothemaximus #overheadartsnewbedford

Bring a friend for FREE next week, Nov. 1 - 8. Also, sign up for workshops in Flexibility/Contortion and Stacking Drops ...
11/01/2019

Bring a friend for FREE next week, Nov. 1 - 8. Also, sign up for workshops in Flexibility/Contortion and Stacking Drops on Aerial Silks with Rachel Barringer on Nov. 11!

https://mailchi.mp/cb284ef51cca/fall_ii_2019

Fall Session II is open for enrollment!
10/31/2019

Fall Session II is open for enrollment!

Sign up for the first Handstands Series workshop  this Saturday! Stick around for the Build-a-Hoop workshop afterward, t...
10/17/2019

Sign up for the first Handstands Series workshop this Saturday! Stick around for the Build-a-Hoop workshop afterward, too. #handstands #handbalancing #hulahoop #overheadartsnewbedford @ Overhead Arts

Address

88 Hatch Street Unit 217 (Hatch Street Artist Studios)
New Bedford, MA
02745

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 9pm
Tuesday 3pm - 9pm
Wednesday 3pm - 9pm
Thursday 3pm - 9pm
Sunday 1pm - 8pm

Telephone

(508) 817-1297

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Hi! I was looking into coming to the aerial class tonight and was wondering the cost? Thank you!