What is Circus overseas about?
Circus Overseas is a two years (2021-2022) project which wishes to address the challenges of managing social circus activities and entities through a series of four (4) training modules for young circus trainers and staff from the circus schools’ partners in the project and beyond. This capacity building will be done through a combination of circus arts and non-formal education, valuing peer exchange and experience sharing while fostering creativity, liberty, and intercultural dialogue.
Circus Overseas is a partnership project between six circus schools from around the world all members of Caravan Circus Network, project’s lead applicant: Altro Circo (Italy), Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (France), Phare Ponleu Selpak (Cambodia), Sirkus Magenta (Finland), The Palestinian Circus School (Palestine), & Zip Zap Circus (South Africa).
This project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
What are our objectives?
The proposed project seeks to improve the quality of youth work within circus pedagogy by combining non-formal education and circus, and by fostering creativity, liberty, and intercultural dialogue.
By doing so, we intend to empower and support young people with fewer opportunities by providing competence and skill development activities. Our aim is to inspire them to participate actively, become the protagonist of their own stories, and to take leading roles within their communities and be catalysts for positive change.
Ultimately, we wish to highlight the positive impact on the social inclusion of youth at local, national and international level.
Our Training programmes
Over the course of 2022, 4 key training activities, independent from each other and focusing on 4 different relevant elements of youth circus organisations will be organised:
- Circus arts technical development | South Africa | Zip Zap | 6-13 May
- Managing and leading youth circus organisations | Cambodia | Phare | 22 – 29 May
- Pedagogy and act of teaching | Italy | Altro Circo | 25 – 31 July
- Directing and staging circus | France |Le plus petit cirque du Monde | Mid- September
Per candidarsi e scoprire altri dettagli:
circus overseas mod.1 call for participants (1) (date e scadenza modificate: lo scambio si svolgerà il 6-13 Maggio 2022 e la deadline per la candidatura è il 15 gennaio 2022)