ENG – Conference Altra Risorsa 2022
Program and registration
Here you can find the ENGLISH VERSION of the CONFERENCE PROGRAM with the description of the conference interventions and the bio of the speakers;
and here you can download the timetable
To participate to the conference please fill this online form:
VI International Conference Circo Sociale: un’Altra Risorsa
Contaminating means altering forever the existing equilibrium, the status quo. Something or someone can be contaminated when spaces of transformation are opened up, defences are lowered; when others’ movements, looks, voices are able to modify our own, to enrich us with new possibilities that were never imagined before, to surprise.
In circus and in the arts, contamination is a source of innovation, reflection and transformation.
Art is both the tool and outcome of the encounter with the Other, the different, but also with oneself. Creativity is rooted in the ability to discover, play, interact with the deepest and hidden parts of oneself, the emotions, the questions, the prejudices, the resistances…
Social circus and art-education blend arts, non-formal education, politics and social transformation. They generate change thanks to the capability to uncover cracks of tenderness and enchantment, to welcome the discomfort of diversity, to let the encounters surprise and amaze, to slow down the urgency to understand, analyse, categorise, to find mysteries where others see problems.
Altra Risorsa 2022 is also the multiplier event for the project ‘Circus as Intercultural Encounter’ (CIE) funded by Anefore, the Erasmus + National Agency of Luxembourg. The project gathered circus schools in Luxembourg, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Palestine, Slovenia, the University College Dublin and Caravan Circus Network, with the goal of analysing and developing the intercultural competences of circus trainers and organisations. It aimed to do so through qualitative research leading to the publication of a booklet. The first meeting of CIE was held at the end of 2019. The pandemic added challenges to a project facing the already extremely complex theme of the intercultural encounter.
ContaminArti is an opportunity to meet, share, discuss, deepen discoveries and challenges, joy and difficulties of circus and art as spaces of encounter between people, generations, communities, cultures, and between people and cities, the environment, nature – since we look at the world as an interconnected system where all parts are interdependent.
The Conference includes presentations, debates, workshops, roundtables, performances.
The conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2022,
in the spaces of the ZUT Theater in Foligno and the former Church of Santa Caterina, a few minutes’ walk from each other.
To facilitate your arrival and orientation, you will find a map of the places here, which can also be downloaded here:
The railway station is also a stone’s throw from the conference sites,
and for those who want to find a solution to sleep on the spot, we have activated an agreement with the Pierantoni hostel:
to benefit from the agreement you must write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +39 0742 35 37 76
(no online booking) and indicate that you will participate in the AltraRisorsa conference,
prices and discounts vary according to the chosen accommodation.
For any further questions or information do not hesitate to contact us on the email:
Looking forward to meet you!