Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles
Location Brussels, Belgium
Year established 1981
Caravan Member since 2008
Students per week 765
Vision Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles is a living educational organization capable of leading and transmitting innovative pilot projects.
The Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles (ECBru) has forged, through over 40 years of experience, its own methodology and pedagogy in circus arts. It considers that circus arts, beyond the mind-soul and skills-creativity conciliation, can be used as a tool for education, pedagogy, and integration. In that framework, circus lessons are provided for about 1000 students each week : children, adolescents, and adults, whether they are physically and/or mentally challenged or not, and from disadvantaged or more privileged neighbourhoods.
These various empirical experiences led to a systematic development of specific and global competences and tools. L’Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles offers specific training programmes, such as the internationally recognised training Circus Arts Training: La Formation Pédagogique, an acquisition of a complete package of teaching skills during one year, as well as an in-depth knowledge of circus art. In 2010, ECB created “Le Centre Européen de Funambulisme”, which offers tightrope walking trainings and performances throughout Europe.