The Project Book

In order to celebrate the end of our international project Suitcase Circus SCREAM and its achievement, Everything is Possible and its partners produced a book. It highlights some of the testimonies produced by the participants and what they have learnt thanks to the mobility project they took part in. Suitcase Circus: SCREAM (Social Circus; recognising educational activity methodologies) has been …

Testimony – Simon Clarke’s project in the UK

  Simon Clarke from Australia tells us about his mobility project in the United Kingdom.   Outcomes: The overall experience had a profound effect on me. It will influence our direction in relation to our partners NICA and Flying Fruit Fly Circus and my approach to company management and working with young people. In particular, there were new partnerships established …

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 …

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 …

Testimony – Beth’s project in Australia

Beth from the National Centre for Circus Arts (UK) tells us about her mobility project at NICA and Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Australia: I am currently the Head of the Participation & Outreach department at the National Centre for Circus Arts. I’m responsible for overseeing the running of our outreach, recreational and progressive youth training programmes. Some of these …

Circus for seniors – Method learned by Rika in Australia

Rika from Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) presents 4 methods she’s learned during her mobility project in Australia:   CIRCUS FOR SENIORS: One project that really inspired me in Australia was the circus classes they had for seniors ( in the Albury school ). A small group of adults between 70 and 80 years old !!!!!meet twice a week to …

Testimony – Rika’s project in Australia

Rika from Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) tells us about her mobility project in Australia (National Institute for Circus Arts -in Melbourne  and Flying  Fruit Fly flying  circus ( FRUITIES) in Albury): I am Rika Taeymans, co-ordinator of the organisation Cirkus in Beweging. My favourite jobs in our circusschool are teaching parents and todlers and doing social projects. I teach …