Aerial Yoga Class – Method learned by Isabel Van Maele in the UK

Isabel Van Maele from Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) presents a method she learned during her mobility project in the UK: What was really new for me, was the practice of aerial yoga. I got the chance to join a aerial yoga class. You use a kind of aerial silks, rigged hammock wise, and in different positions you can do …

Testimony – Isabel Van Maele ’s project in the UK

Isabel Van Maele from Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) tells us about her mobility project in the UK My name is Isabel Van Maele. I live in Belgium and  I am 46 years old. I discovered circus during my Physical Education studies at university. Additionaly, I finished a circus trainer programm in Brussels in 1993 and  I have been teaching …

Testimony – Eric Vandooren’s project in Spain

Eric Vandooren from Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) tells us about his mobility project in Spain   As a teacher “Hand to Hand” and “Acrobatics” at “Circus in Beweging” and as a teacher “Acrobatics” and “Physical education” within the circus school, I was invited to participate in the “Erasmus+ project”. On March the 10th 2016, I took a plane from …

Testimony – Carolina Osses’ project in Estonia

Carolina Osses from El Circo del Mundo (Santiago, Chile) tells us about her mobility project with Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Tallin, Estonia) Desde el 11 hasta el 20 de mayo tuve la oportunidad de estar en Tallin, Estonia, gracias al proyecto Suitcase Circus SCREAM, que favorecía la movilidad profesional  en el ámbito del Circo. Mi anfitriona fue Terje Bernadt  de Tsirkusestuudio Folie, …

The ‘Circomotrics’ philosophy – Method learned by Kate Evans in Spain

Kate Evans from The National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom) presents a method she learned during her mobility project in Spain: Following Rika’s workshops I have learnt about ‘Circomotrics’ a movement philosophy designed around the learning of circus acrobatic moves and play with children. The philosophy was developed with Veronica Sherbourne, a physiotherapist & physical education teacher, and …

Testimony – Kate Evans ’s project in Spain

Kate Evans from The National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom) tells us about her mobility project in Spain I am a teacher at The National Centre of Circus Arts in London, UK. One of my areas is family circus which I have been teaching for a couple of years so wanted to expand my knowledge & teaching practice …

Testimony – Maarja Roolaht’s project in Argentina

Maarja Roolaht from Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Estonia) tells us about her mobility project with El Circo Social del Sur (Argentina) In my project I visited different circus locations in Buenos Aires and as well participated in some of the workshops. During the project there was also happening a circus festival and I had the chance to see some great shows they had …

Family Circus Class – Method learned by Paula McKaskill in the UK

Paula McKaskill from NICA (the National Institute of Circus Arts) in Australia presents a method she learned during her mobility project in London: Whilst in London I observed a lovely Family Circus class at the NCCA on a Sunday morning where they run a number of classes for families with children from 2-7 years. Parents attend and participate in the class …

Testimony – Paula McKaskill’s project in the UK

Paula McKaskill from NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) Melbourne Australia tells us about her mobility project with the National Centre for Circus Arts in London (UK) 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 …

Working with the Youth Performance Group – Method learned by Andrea in Estonia

Andrea Ousley from NICA (the National Institute of Circus Arts) in Australia 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 …

Testimony – Andrea Ousley’s project in Estonia

  Andrea Ousley from NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) Melbourne Australia tells us about her mobility project with Circus Studio Folie in Tallinn Estonia My role at NICA is that of Social Circus and Certificate III coordinator. Social Circus is using circus skills in a community cultural context. Since opening our doors in 2001, NICA has been committed to not …

Parkour techniques – Method learned by Kaupo P. in Belgium

Kaupo Pilder from Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Estonia) presents a new method he’s learned during his mobility project in Belgium: A new Method I learned in Belgium is Parkour technics. Parkour is alternative movement style what takes you from point A to point B. Parkour uses a lot of obstacles on the way as a challenges. It has different exercises as acrobatics but …

Testimony – Kaupo Pilder’s project in Belgium

Kaupo Pilder from Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Estonia) tells us about his mobility project in Belgium: My name is Kaupo and I am from Circus Studio Folie (Tallinn, Estonia). I am a trainer in Folie. When I first heard of this project, I was really curious to learn more about techniques and methods what other similar organizations are using.   I went to …

Circo tradicional / circo contemporáneo – Method learned by Luis in Mexico

Luis Valle Rebate (Spain) share with us methods he’s learned during his mobility project in Mexico:   Las escuelas que he visitado tienen enfoques muy diferentes del circo y por consecuencia en las herramientas pedagógicas que utilizan en las formaciones que ofrecen. En la Universidad Mesoamericana de Puebla prevalece la visión del circo tradicional, sustentado por la dirección de Julio Revolledo y …

Testimony – Luis Valle Rebate’s project in Mexico

Luis Valle Rebate (Spain) tells us about his mobility project in Mexico:   Mi nombre es Luis Valle, artista de circo contemporáneo titulado en la Escuela de circo Caramapa (Madrid) donde me encuentro finalizando el curso de Profundización técnico- artística que la escuela ofrece a sus antiguos alumnos. Paralelamente me encuentro trabajando como monitor de circo para niños y como docente de …

Handstand Techniques – Method learned by Terje in Australia

Terje Bernadt from Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Tallin, Estonia) share with us a new method she’s learned during her mobility project in Australia: “The schools in Australia have a very good acrobatics program that has been worked out during many years as a result of a mixture of many influences and different schools (i.e. Chinese, French etc.). My focus was on handstand …

Testimony – Terje Bernadt’s project in Australia

Terje Bernadt from Tsirkusestuudio Folie (Estonia) tells us about her mobility project in Australia: I am Terje Bernadt and I am a director of Circus Studio Folie, a circus organisation in Tallinn. I visited Australia during Feb 15-March 1st 2016. My program was prepared by Clare Toms from NICA, the professional circus school in Melbourne. During my stay I visited circus …

Teaching how to be a performer – Method learned by Beth in Australia

Beth from the National Centre for Circus Arts (UK) presents a new method she’s learned during her mobility project at NICA and Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Australia: One of the key methods I took away during the exchange was the importance of teaching youth students how to be a performer. This may seem like an obvious statement; on watching …