INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIRCUS EDUCATION
On April 12th the house of theatre “Zirgu pasts” hosted a conference on circus education. It allowed 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.
A live stream of conference is available 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
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
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
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).
BNCN resume about the conference.
Quotes and ideas from the conference.
Video about Circus Days.
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