Testimony – Eero Druus’s project in the UK

Eero Druus from Folie (Estonia) tells us about his mobility project with the National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom) My name is Eero Druus. I am working in circus studio ‘’Folie’’. I give to children acrobatics, banquine, tumbling trainings. I have coaches 5-th level (Estonian certificate). Also I do technical work in ‘’Folie’’ and all aerial acrobatics rigging. …

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 …

Teacher Training Programme in Acrobatics and Aerials – Method learned by Rafael in the UK

Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk from Spain presents a method he learned during his mobility project at the National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom): While I was doing my mobility in the National Centre for Circus Arts in London I was lucky to participate in a teacher training programme in acrobatics and aerials: For the first two days …

Testimony – Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk’s project in the UK

  Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk from Spain tells us about his mobility project with the National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom) Hello all of you! My name is Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk. I’m from a little town called Rota, it’s situated in the south of Spain (Andalucía) and I became interested in Circus when, by the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Kids’ evolution – Method learned by Daniel in Chile

Daniel from Everything is Possible (UK) presents a new method he’s learnt during his mobility project at El Circo Del Mundo in Chile: During my course of Social Circus, I’ve learnt many games and dynamics with circus elements, but other things that I learnt was that when we are working with kids with problems we need to follow the evolution. …

Testimony – Daniel’s project in Chile

  Daniel from Everything is Possible (UK) tells us about his mobility project  at El Circo Del Mundo in Chile: Hi, my name is Daniel Santamaria and I’m actually teaching circus in a community circus school in Leeds. This travel was a great opportunity to learn more about social circus. I went to Circo del Mundo in Santiago, capital of …

Teaching security techniques – Method learned by Ohiane in Mexico

Ohiane from Everything is Possible (UK) presents a new method she’s learned during her mobility project in Mexico: I’ve learn many dynamics and exercises to improve my methodoly and teaching skills in different fields (juggling, acrobatics, handstands, balance…) And I was so fortunate to see a book: “Circus Techniques and Physics” that the doctor Hector Yzquierdo is working on but …

Testimony – Ohiane’s project in Mexico

Ohiane from Everything is Possible (UK) tells us about her mobility project in Mexico:   I am Ohiane Uranga and I work in England for Everything is Possible, coordinating organisation of Suitcase Circus SCREAM project and also for a Community Circus School in Leeds.   This opportunity to learn, share and experienced Circus in Mexico it’s been incredible enriching for …

Teaching philosophy – Method learned by Clare A. in Argentina

Clare Anderson from National Centre for Circus (United Kingdom) presents a new method she’s learned during her mobility project with El Circo Social del Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina): The style and focus for Circo Social del Sur work in the Community. After spending time with Circo Social del Sur and seeing their grass roots projects working, I was encouraged by the …

Testimony – Clare Anderson’s project in Argentina

  Clare Anderson from NCCA (United Kingdom) tells us about her mobility project with El Circo Social del Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina): I wanted to participate in the project to learn more about how other schools develop their student and teacher training. Buenos Aires has many circus schools and is a leader in social circus training. I am a full time …

Parents & children – Method learned by Victoria McManus in Belgium

Victoria McManus from The Circus Project under their umbrella organisation National Centre of Circus Arts (United Kingdom) share with us a new method she’s learned during her mobility project with Cirkus In Beweging (Leuven, Belgium): “I will be taking home with me new informed methods of implementing circus as a family activity to build physical strength and connectivity between parent/carer …