International Conference on Circus Education

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIRCUS EDUCATION

On April 12th the house of theatre “Zirgu pasts” will host a conference on circcus education. It will allow to gain from experiences of specialists from Northern and Western Europe. In long term it will give a valuable basis for the development of circus education in the Baltic states and highlight Riga as one of the main points of circus education in the map of Europe.

With the launch of Riga Circus to a National Centre for Circus Education in the Latvian capital, circus education in the Baltic region is set to spiral and increase in significance in the coming years.

We will focus on how ‘art’ can transform people’s’ lives through teaching and how to create structures to educate the best circus artists for tomorrow’s brave world. A live stream will be available on the day of conference HERE.


PROGRAM AND PARTICIPANTS

9:00 – 9:45 REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10.20 OPENING WELCOME SPEECHES

Riga Circus, Latvian Academy of Culture, Baltic Nordic Circus Network

10:20 – 12:00 1ST SESSION: MODELS OF TEACHING

Mikko Rinnevuori (FI) – Movement Analysis and Development

Olga Žitluhina (LV) – Teaching Creativity in Physical Training

Steven Desanghere (BE) – Diversity and Inclusion in Circus Education

Søren Flor & Anne Mette Nørskov (DK) – AFUK’s Philosophy on Teaching Circus Arts

LUNCH

13:00 – 14:50 2ND SESSION: CURRICULUMS & RESEARCH PROGRAMMES

Petri Heikkilä (FI) – Professional Circus Education Curriculum and Spaces

Walter Ferrero (SE) – Academic Programmes of DOCH (Uniarts)

Kate Webb (UK) – Development of the BTEC Foundation Degree at Circomedia

Zane Kreicberga (LV) – The Perspectives of Circus Education in Latvian Academy of Culture

Ville Sandqvist (FI) – Developing Strategies for Performing Arts Education

COFFEE BREAK

15:20 – 17:00 3RD SESSION: INSPIRING & PHD PROJECTS

Clara Norman (SE) – Developing a Pedagogical Education for Youth and Social Circus

Astrid Schorn (DE) – Social Circus through the Eyes of Youth

Rada Manussen (UK) – Educircation

19:00 Recommended! Circus show “Liquorice & Lemons”

Duo Homeles Moreles (EE/FI)

(Tickets on the door)


This activity is a collaboration between Riga Circus, Latvian Academy of Culture, Manegen and Baltic Nordic Circus Network, with support from Nordic Council of Ministers, Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) Nordic Culture Point Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme, The Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Dance and Circus University in Stockholm (DOCH/Uniarts), CircusInfo Finland, Salpaus (FI), Finnish Youth Circus Association (FI), Cirkus Cirkör (SE) and Circomedia (UK).

 

Please email info@balticnordiccircus.com for any questions.