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CTF in Action : First meeting of the trainees in Belfast

The second Caravan Training for Trainers started last November. A group of twenty trainees coming from 11 Caravan partner organisations gathered in Belfast.

Hosted by Belfast Community Circus School, the trainees were welcomed by Will Chamberlain, the director.

This first module was introducing the trainees on the importance of the knowledge of the local context. Through various activities, very well facilitated by Nura and Nathalie, the participants shared their time between large group discussions, a full range of energizers and small group in depth talks.

Interesting discussions were held on the definitions of culture and identity.

The trainees also had time to reflect on the organisation they work for and the work they are doing. The diversity  of origines, places of work and perspectives amongst the group was very stimulating.

Moreover, the trainees had the opportunity to do a tour of Belfast, guided by two former political prisoners. Despite the freezing weather, this introduction into the history of the city was very inspiring.

Next meeting in February 2017 for the module on the « Art of teaching » that will be organized by Sorin Sirkus (Tampere, Finland).

 

 

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CTF in Action 2 – Social Circus Training of Trainers

CTF in Action 2 – Social Circus Training of Trainers

From November 2016 to September 2017

The training is based on a Caravan research directed in 2014 that led to the creation of the  Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers.  This manual is the outcome of a 5-year European research carried out by 2 universities, 8 Caravan members and the Caravan office.

The training will take place in 4 different places. There will be 4 sessions of 5 days.
The 1st session will take place from 21_25 November in Belfast (United-Kingdom) and will be delivered by Belfast Circus School.
The 2nd session will take place from 13 – 17 February 2017 in Tampere (Finland) and will be delivered by Sorin Sirkus.
The 3rd session will take place from 5 – 9 June 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) and will be delivered by Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles.
The last session will take place from 11– 19 September 2017 in Bagneux (France) and will be delivered by Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde.
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Each session is focussing on specific TLUs or Teaching/Learning Units of the Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers. The first session deals  with TLU A « Social context ». The second session deals with TLU B « Act of teaching ». The 3rd session deals with TLU C « Management / Steering of teaching ». The 4th session deals with TLU E « Foundations » and TLU D « Circus Techniques & Creativity ».

The project gathers 10 Caravan members :
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Welcoming three new members

Caravan is expanding beyond Europe. This new move to expand the network outside Europe had already started a year ago when welcoming the Palestinian Circus School and Metis Gwa (Guadeloupe). It is now pursuing this development and introducing three new members :

logo-ssacc Seoul Street Arts Creation Center is the first street arts-and-circus base camp for production, practice, education, and distribution in Korea. Read more

israelcircusThe Israel Circus School is run by the Association for the Development of Circus Arts in Israel. ICS creates a space for multicultural activities for youth, that transcends the different nationalities, religions, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. Read more

salida-circus-logoSince 2007, Salida Circus is offering circus training and performances as a personal development and community building tools for youth and adults in Chaffee County, Colorado and beyond. Read more

This new configuration will enable larger partnerships and create further opportunities for youth exchanges and continue dissiminating experiences through Trainings of Trainers.

CTF in Action – Social Circus Training for Trainers

The last session of the Caravan Social Circus Training for Trainers took place from 19 to 23 September in Belfast, Ireland. Belfast Circus School hosted twenty participants coming from 10 different European countries.

After teaching sessions in Cirkus Cirkör in October, Sorin Sirkus in February and Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles in June, this last module closes the CTF In Action project. Now the participants will go back to their different schools and contribute to the development of social circus in their local context.

During this last module, the participants were invited to reflect on the social context in which the circus training is taking place. Through research and collection of necessary information, they learnt to understand risks, adapt their pedagogical approach and analyse how to satisfy the expectations of the partners and the target group.

This module was the last session of a four-week training based on the Circus Trans formation guidebook, established in 2014 by the Caravan members.

The next Caravan Social Circus Training for Trainers will start in November 2016. For more information, please contact Caravan Circus Network :  info@caravancircusnetwork.eu

 

European seminar: Transformation through Circus Arts – A new narrative for Europe

Caravan and Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles are pleased to invite you to the European Seminar: Transformation through Circus Arts – A new narrative for Europe which will take place on 29 and 30 June 2016 in Brussels. The seminar is supported by the Erasmus+ programme, the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium, the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region.
 
For more info on the seminar, please click here:  http://goo.gl/g7jPcj
 
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CTF in Action – Social Circus Training for Trainers

The second session of the Caravan Social Circus Training for Trainers is happening now from 15 to 19 February in Finland!
 
After Cirkus Cirkör, it is now time for Sorin Sirkus to host all the future social circus trainers for 5 days. The Caravan members’ participants are coming from 10 different European countries. During this intense learning week, they will be taught specific competences on the “Act of Teaching” based on the Circus Trans Formation Guidebook.
 
Where are they heading to for the next two last sessions ? Belgium in June and United Kingdom in September ! After these four sessions, they will be the first lucky ones to have completed this international mobile version of the 20-day Caravan social circus training programme. No worries for the ones who missed it, other sessions will be organised!
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CIRCUS+ meeting from 2 to 4 February 2016 in Bagneux (Paris)

Caravan and 9 circus schools and university partners had, once again, a successful meeting!
 
After analyzing the European market and identifying the most needed professional profile in the field of social and youth circus, the partners managed to agree on the competences linked to this profession.
 
This is a crucial step towards the creation of a curriculum for the 1st European degree programme for social and youth circus trainers/teachers.
 
The CIRCUS+ results will be presented during an European seminar in Brussels end of June 2016. More news to come soon! Stay tuned!

CTF in Action – social circus training for trainers

From October 2015 to September 2016.

The training is based on the recently published Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers, which is the outcome of a 5-year European research carried out by 2 universities, 8 Caravan members and the Caravan office.

10 Caravan members, 4 training places in 4 different countries, hosted by 4 circus schools, 20 participants from 10 different countries… Caravan is moving forward developing further the social circus field and spreading its benefits !

First step: 5-day session in Stockholm hosted and delivered by Cirkus Cirkör from 26 – 30 October 2015.

More info here

The final version of the Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers is out now !

You have been waiting for it… It has just arrived! The final version of the Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers is now ready.

This document is the result of 5 years of research with 2 universities and 8 members of Caravan. It was co financed by the European commission.

The Guidebook sets the minimum competences a social circus trainer should acquire and gives methodological propositions on how to teach these competences.

Caravan is happy to share this tool with you. It is made for you. So make the most of it !

http://www.caravancircusnetwork.eu/…/media/CTF-Guidebook.pdf

Grand opening of PPCM’s new building + Festival Hip Cirq !

25 – 28 June 2015 – Bagneux, France

For the 7th edition of the Festival Hip Cirq, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde has its doors wide open for everyone to watch, exchange, enjoy, practice, applaud, offer, drink, eat, meet, remember and dream together about the future. This 4-day party aims at opening together the new space of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde.

More info here and here is the Facebook event (in French)