Training for trainers

Members of Caravan organise workshops and training sessions for trainers in circus arts.

Some of the projects carried out in the network are:

> Social circus training programme

Resulting from a 5-year European research on social circus called “Circus Trans Formation”, this social circus training programme lasts 20 days and focuses on 5 modules: social context, act of teaching, management/steering of teaching, circus techniques & creativity and foundations.

> Circus Arts Management Certificate

UCL’s Faculty of Sport Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, the Parnasse ISEI and the Ecole De Cirque de Bruxelles are joining forces to offer you the brand-new “Circus Arts Management” certificate.

This lifelong learning programme has the following objectives :

  • to professionalize the amateur circus arts in Belgium and across Europe
  • to encourage the development of the circus arts in Belgium and Europe-wide
  • to help managers to initiate, coordinate, develop and run “circus organizations”

More info here

> Pedagogical Training for Circus Arts trainers.

This is a one-year training for young people who want to become a Circus teacher. It is recognized as the only professional training on Circus Arts in Europe. Each year, it gathers students from different European countries (Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain…) It focuses on the achievement of technical and pedagogical competences.

> Training for trainers on the artistic tools to work with people with specific needs

The recognition of the cultural, intercultural, artistic and pedagogical value of different forms of work favouring the expression and the personal development of the people with special needs is at the heart of this training. Through the artistic and practical workshops, the exchanges and the discussions, the objective is to enable the participants to use these practical approaches as a tool for inclusion.

> Tightrope walking workshops

This activity aims to give youngsters from different backgrounds the opportunity to meet other people, exchange and get to know better their own bodies through tightrope walking workshops.


Happening now!

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 training gathers 10 Caravan members :
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This project is partly funded by the European Union
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Past training

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.

The training will take place in 4 different places. There will be 4 sessions of 5 days.
The 1st session will take place from 26 – 30 October 2015 in Stockholm and will be delivered by Cirkus Cirkör.
The 2nd session will take place from 15 – 19 February 2016 in Tampere and will be delivered by Sorin Sirkus.
The 3rd session will take place from 6 – 10 June 2016 in Brussels and will be delivered by Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles.
The last session will take place from 19 – 23 September in Belfast and will be delivered by Belfast Community Circus School in collaboration with Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde.
Each session is focussing on specific TLUs or Teaching/Learning Units of the Guidebook for Social Circus Trainers. The first session deals TLU E « Foundations » and TLU D « Circus Techniques & Creativity ». 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 A « Social context ».
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18 – 29 May 2015 – Social Circus training for trainers – Guadeloupe

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Our new member “Métis’Gwa” from Pointe à Pitre in Guadeloupe hosted a social circus training for trainers delivered by Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde. The aims were to:

1) Guide the artists and the youth workers on the creation, the preparation, the implementation and the evaluation of artistic workshops

2) Transfer the pedagogical tools of the European innovative training for trainers “Circus Trans Formation”

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1 – 9 May 2015 – Social Circus training for trainers – Madagascar

Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde delivered a social circus training for trainers in collaboration with the Madagascan organisation “L’Aléa des Possibles”. The training lasted 10 days, during which the participants had the opportunities to improve their knowledge to implement social circus projects with kids with fewer opportunities. The training was based on the Guidebook for social circus trainers resulting from the Circus Trans Formation European project.

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From October 2014 to May 2015 – Circus Arts Management Certificate – Belgium

This training for trainers has the following objectives:

  • to professionalize the amateur circus arts in Belgium and across Europe
  • to encourage the development of the circus arts in Belgium and Europe-wide
  • to help managers to initiate, coordinate, develop and run « circus organizations »

The programme ran from October 2014 to May 2015 and focused on specific topics, taught by professors and experts, all renowned professionals in the field. The original teaching method alternated not only contact hours and e-learning, but also different training locations in Belgium (at the premises of Ecole De Cirque de Bruxelles and Louvain-la-Neuve university campus).

For more info: https://www.uclouvain.be/formation-continue-arts-cirque.html


From 12 January to 15 May 2015 – Circus workshop in Prague Psychiatric Hospital – Czech Republic

The workshops on the psychiatric wards were organised to bring meaningfully spent time to patients and employees of Prague Psychiatric Hospital. We were teaching the patients basics of clowning and object manipulation during short sessions of 5 following working days. In each of the terms (January, March and May) there will be two groups of adults and one group of children with 15 patients.


5 to 13 February 2015 – Training for trainers in social circus – Guadeloupe

The Plus Petit Cirque du Monde and Métis’ Gwa, Caravan new member, were organising a training for trainers in Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. Circus Trans Formation echoed in this Pacific Island in order to widen the impact of this 1st European Social Circus training.


1 December 2014 to 15 May 2015 – Training for trainers in social circus – Sweden

The trainers of Cirkus Cirkör were making the most of their participation in the European project Circus Trans Formation to organise a social circus training. It aimed at promoting the employability of the young people through the development of specific competences and skills in the field of social circus.


 

23 January to 1 March 2015 – Training for trainers in social circus – Spain

Ateneu Popular 9 Barris organised a training for social circus trainers, a direct outcome of the project Circus Trans Formation. The objective was to provide young trainers with the necessary competences to use circus arts as a tool for social inclusion. This training contributed the personal and professional development of the young people.

The first 3  sessions of this training took place from  end of January to beginning of March. It was real success! Please click here to have more information on that training for trainers in social circus.

The following last 3 sessions of the training take place in 2015/2016.


 20 – 29 October 2014, Brussels – Training for trainers on the artistic tools to work with people with specific needs

The recognition of the cultural, intercultural, artistic and pedagogical value of different forms of work favouring the expression and the personal development of the people with special needs is at the heart of this training. Through the artistic and practical workshops, the exchanges and the discussions, the objective is to enable the participants to use these practical approaches as a tool for inclusion.
A dozen of people coming from different European countries could experience this training with great satisfaction!


17 – 18 May 2014, Brno (Czech Republic) – Training for trainers in social circus

Thanks to the experience of our Czech partner Cirqueon, 25 young circus trainers had the opportunity to raise their level of awareness on the effects of circus in the social field. With this intensive two-day training, they shared experiences, tools and skills to improve and develop the social circus work in disadvantaged area.
This is a unique experience in Czech Republic!


14 – 26 April 2014, Brussels (Belgium) – Fifteen days of Tightrope in the European capital!

Who ever wanted to fly in the sky, challenge the gravity or cross a canal like a bird? This is was made possible thanks to European tightrope fortnight set up in Brussels. With the participation of 46 funambulists coming from all Europe, the Circus School of Brussels achieved an incredible challenge: cross the canal of the European capital on a tightrope! Various workshops were given to everyone, every nationality and every level. Let’s fly together across the water and the sky!
More information (only in French):

http://www.centrefunambule.eu/evenements/quinzaine/


25 – 29 January 2014, Tampere (Finland) – Training for trainers in social circus.

This training in collaboration with Cirque du Monde (social circus programme of Cirque du Soleil) was set up to give practical and theoretical tools to trainers and coordinators in the field of social circus. The objectives were to improve the educational and artistic work quality and to reinforce the European dimension of these projects.


10 – 12 January 2014, Olomouc (Czech Republic) – Training for trainers in Social Circus

Within the framework of a 2-week training, 25 young circus trainers participated in a three-day training dealing with: Social Circus benefits in Czech Republic. The positive effects of youth circus in disadvantaged area were exposed by Cirqueon who is actively involved in the field of social circus in Prague. These informative days improved the knowledge about social circus, and endowed young circus trainers with administrative and practical skills. The general objective is to strengthen the social circus field and to give young trainers the specific tools required to work as social circus trainers.


21 – 25 October 2013, Bucharest (Romania) – Training for trainers on social circus in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil

Parada Foundation hosted a one-week training program on social circus from 21 to 25 October 2013 in Bucharest, Romania. In collaboration with the well-experienced trainers from Cirque du Soleil, members of Caravan were invited to take part in this training session in order to be acquainted with the specific methods related to social circus.

The training program is divided into several parts with the aim to strengthen the participants’ abilities of working in team in a social circus project, to teach the key elements for the analysis of the social context and to integrate basic knowledge for leading workshops on social circus.

The participants were delighted by this training session, which was able to meet their needs by offering them new ways of interacting with the youngsters of their communities.


28 January – 8 March 2013, Stockholm (Sweden) – Training in didactics in circus

Cirkus Cirkör organised, in cooperation with the University of Dance and Circus of Stockholm, a seminar on didactics in circus. This activity aims at increasing the pedagogical skills of the young circus trainers. The programme includes best practice exchanges, networking, lectures and debates on didactics in circus.


1 – 5 October 2012 (Belfast) – Social circus and intercultural training for young trainers in cooperation with Cirque du Soleil

Our member Belfast Community Circus School organised in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil a training session for trainers in social circus. This program intends to develop strong personal and professional ethics, to link the learning content to the community’s reality and to encourage and advocate circus arts as a tool of individual development.