Ton sur Ton
Location La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Year established 2001
Caravan Member since 2017
Students per week 240
Aim Arts used as integration and personal development tool.
For the past 18 years, the foundation Ton sur Ton, based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has provided full and lively academic teaching to the students of the Bern-Jura-Neuchâtel region (Switzerland) in the disciplines of Jazz, Modern Music, Theater, Contemporary Dance and Circus Arts.
In the discipline of Circus Arts, the Ton sur Ton circus school provides weekly lessons to 240 students from 2,5-year-old toddlers to adults. These students are taught by professional teachers.
In parallel to the recreational and the pre-professional teachings, the Ton sur Ton foundation initiated in 2016 the program Art Sans Frontière. It is a participatory mediation and social circus program that aspires to use circus, dance, theater and music as integration and personal development tools. Art Sans Frontière favors a concrete, real and participatory access to performing arts and is facilitated by professionals.
It also raises awareness of the profession of performing arts of dancers, actors, musicians and circus professionals related to the Ton sur Ton foundation.
The program Art Sans Frontière is a collaborative network between the artists and the different art, social, educational, and medical institutions for the benefit of the social intervention and cultural mediation.
International Cooperation Projects
Circ’hange in Mechelen (BE), 2013
Show during the Internationales Waldoni Circus Festival (DE), 2016
Shows during the Hückelhovener Zirkusfestival in Hückelhoven (BE), 2017
Shows during Le P’tit cirqu’en Palc Festival, in Wavre (BE), 2018
International youth exchange AxéCirque ! in Cossonay (CH), 2018
Shows during the international street arts festival, La Plage des Six Pompes in La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH), 2014 ans 2018
Youth Circus Projects
Different circus shows with l’Opsion Sirk, since 2013
Big circus shows with 340 students from the Ecole Cantonale de Langue Française de Berne, 2017-2018
Social Circus Projects
Circus courses with people with disabilities in collaboration with Procap, 2018-2019,
Circus projects with migrant women and their children with RECIF, since 2016,
New Creation (circus, theater and dance) with 60 children with special needs from the Ceras, 2019