Valérie Inertie

Cyr Wheel Artist,
Aerialist & Circus
Choreographer

Blending of art
and physical
performance is
my passion

Valérie Inertie

performing

Valérie Inertie has 2 acts she regularly performs for special events, galas, TV, theaters and circus. These acts are the result on her passion for her work. She dances with emotions, images and words like she dances with her wheel or aerial silk. Her poems are part of the creative inspiration allowing her to visually express the poetry swelling within her. Two outstanding composers greatly influenced the development of the performances. With their keen sense of the music, Erich Korry and Reentko Dirks understood the music in the silence of her movements.

For booking request please contact: booking@inertie.ca

teaching

Individuals who wish to perfection the art of Cyr Wheel need to tame the limit of unbalance, be able to link a trick to an other effortlessly and know to apprehend every motion of the wheel.

Valérie takes advantage of her touring throughout the world to share her knowledge. She offers advanced training and movements exploration workshops to professional performers. Her teaching approach blends acrobatic, dance and object manipulation techniques. Her experience as a gymnast, her coaching various disciplines and her love for dance helped her develop her own teaching approach.

inscriptions

Registering for the next Cyr Wheel session will be announced on Valerie Inertie Facebook Page.

In conjunction with Daniel Cyr, my father Richard Bilodeau of Ateliers RB has been building Cyr Wheels since 2006. The exchange of knowledge between the two inventors considerably improved the fabrication of the device. The finalization of the Cyr Wheel by Ateliers RB has also been in step with my own professional development. With its durable finish and wide range of colors, it is ideal for stage purposes. Built in five segments, it is quick and easy to assemble and its weight makes it perfectly suitable for air transport. Valérie Inertie.

For Cyr Wheel prices or purchases, please click on the following link: www.ateliersrb.com

Material

Aluminum tubes, treated against corrosion, with an outside diameter of 1.25 in. (3.175cm). Stainless steel screws. Treated steel couplings. Non-toxic, flexible and clear PVC coating.

Size and weight

The wheel weighs approximately 12kg and is suited for quick transitions between tricks. The weight can be increased if required. The inside diameter of the wheel depends on the practitioner’s height: some 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) depending on preferences.

Finish and colors

Ateliers RB offers a range of magnificent colors and durable finishes. Thanks to the electrochemical treatment, the darkening of the couplings is limited and the metallic quality of the aluminum is maintained.

Maintenance and coating

Ateliers RB’s Cyr Wheels are designed to spin on floors that are clean, hard and smooth. To maintain your wheel in top condition and keep the PVC coating’s brilliance, we recommend that you clean your wheel regularly with a damp or alcohol-moistened cloth. We also recommend that you follow the suggested assembly instructions and store your wheel in a dry location to prevent couplings from darkening. In addition Ateliers RB can recondition your Cyr Wheel, replace the PVC coating, which can be needed after a few years of use.

Protection and adherence

Polyurethane Protective Tape (PPT) is an adhesive tape that is applied on the outside of the wheel to help prevent premature ageing of the PVC coating. PPT tape is a transparent and provides a protective film that is highly resistant and increases adherence to the floor. It can be installed and removed easily and can last between 6 and 12 months depending on use. Ateliers RB can apply the PPT tape upon request or send you an entire roll, which is sufficient for 4 or 5 applications.

Creating

Driven by the enthusiasm to create and to inspire, Valérie involves herself into innovative projects that have her working with artists from various fields. All these creative projects allow her to develop her art in a dimension other than the world of circus arts and show-business.

Valerie is considering all artistic collaboration requests that involve the human body language and the blending of various art forms.

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