Suitcase Circus: SCREAM
(Social Circus; recognising educational activity methodologies) has been developed by a partnership of organisations working in the field of Circus. Circus as an education field is unrecognised in many countries. Informal and non-formal education projects being delivered to young people with fewer opportunities through social circus are considered to be ‘youth activities’ with little recognition of the significant impact on young people’s personal development. Stating this is a degree does not recognise the magnitude of the training, fitness and ability young people undertaking such studies must develop to achieve this qualification.
We will concern our partnership with three objectives:
1. The recognition of circus as a method of education
2. The synergy to be achieved by partners from different educational sectors co-operating together
3. Circus educators professional development to be achieved through international mobility
Suitcase Circus - SCREAM is a project funded with the support of the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and organised by Everything is Possible. The travel diaries reflect the views of the authors and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein
Suitcase Circus SCREAM Mobility Project
Paula McKaskill Testimony
"When NICA staff were given the chance to apply for an exchange with the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, I was very excited! It is not every day that you get the opportunity to meet and work with other co-ordinators who deal with operations similar to the NICA Short Course program. Last year I was thrilled to meet Beth King, Head of Participation and Outreach from the NCCA when she came to Melbourne, because she not only runs a similar program but does so on a much larger scale. My plan was to spend time with Beth and other key staff to see..." Click here to read the full testimonial.
Andrea Ousley from NICA offers some insights from observing a different way of working with the youth performance group at Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Estonia)
"While visiting Estonia I observed a methodology that inspires a strong creative energy within the performance troupe. This troupe meets several times a week and they participate in a number of different styles of workshops. They participate in circus skills, which might include...." Click here to read the full story.
Visitors hosted by NICA to date
Rika Taeymans, Circus in Beweging Belgium, 17th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2015
Beth King, National Centre for Circus Arts, London, UK, 28th Nov – 5th Dec, 2015
Terje Bernadt, Director Tsirkusestuudio Folie Tallin, Estonia (‘Circus Studio Folie’ in English) 16th – 29th Feb 2016
Clair Brown Co-Founder of Everything is Possible, 16th – 29th Feb 2016
Ohiane Uranga, Suitcase Circus for Youth Coordinator Everything Is Possible and Leeds Children’s Circus, UK 15th -25th June, 2016
Paula Kershaw, General Manager and children's trainer, CircoMoto, Leeds Children’s Circus, UK, 15th -25th June, 2016
Daniel Santamaria, Circus Artist aerial and acrobalance, CircoMoto, Leeds Children’s Circus, UK, 15th -25th June, 2016
Paula McKaskill, Short Course Coordinator, NICA to National Centre for Circus Arts, London, UK, 4th – 17th March, 2016
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