This is the masterclass program outline
13:30 – 18:00 Arrival and welcome
In order not to loose valuable time of the masterclass program we advise to plan extra time for getting everyone together at the venue.
19:30 – 22.00 First session – Explanation of project and program, getting to know each other
This is where the masterclass coordinator presents the preliminary program and together with the masterclass participants fills in the open spaces with the input and wishlists of the participants, explaining the schedule, dividing the tasks, Q&A and explaining what PEYC is all about, showing the video of the balance masterclass (Strassbourg, January, 2016).
09:00-12:00 Group work, getting to know each other – Building a safe learning space, part 1 – by Steven Desanghere
09:00 – 13:00 Warming-up by Participants, Exchange on juggling games and Cooling down by participants
14:00 – 16:00 Building a safe learning space, Part 2 by Steven Desanghere:
16:30 – 18:30 Exchange session – input by participants
Introduction of Circ0 Teatrazione, the hosting organization
Practical sessions by participants: FROM BODY THROWS TO CREATIVITY RESEARCH – by Elena
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner and Free exchange time
09:00 -13:30 Workshop 2 props, story telling social side swap and time for experiential guided activity by Craig Quat
14:00 -16:00 Practical session by participants: WORKSHOP ON MOTOR SKILLS by Lapo
16:00 -18:00 Preparing workshop groups for sharing on Day 4 and Free exchange time
Read: Peter’s follow up Craig’s workshop THINKING ABOUT THINKING
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20:00 -22:00 Dinner followed by Cultural trip – visiting a show or the city
09:00 -13:30 Prepare workshops for the afternoon sharing time. Teaching local circus trainers.
14:00 -18:30 Teaching each other and Italian circus trainers, making workshops from our own expertise to exchange
19:00 dinner at the school with pizza, drinks and food brought in by the participants
Exchange session in the circus space / cultural evening with afternoon participants
9:30 – 13.30 Work to be done on the Resource Centre
Sharing best practices and exchange about the effect of the discipline juggling in youth circus and youth work. Gathering bios, bibliography, notes, et cetera.
16:30 -18:30 Departure time for participants who leave today (after 18:00 hrs)
20:00 -22:30 Dinner and free time, visiting Turin and engaging in a juggling jam
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Working with groups:
The teaching of juggling techniques:
- 5 Step Juggling video by Craig Quat
- 5 Step Juggling Workshop by Craig Quat
- From body throws to creativity research by Elena
- Prejuggling Patterns 1
- Prejuggling Patterns 2
- Prejuggling Patterns 3
- Prejuggling Patterns 4
- Prejuggling Patterns 5
- Prejuggling Patterns 6
- Prejuggling Patterns 7
Experiental guided activity by Craig Quat
- Thinking about Thinking by Peter
- Walking Side Swaps 441 video
- Walking Side Swaps 423 video
- Walking Side Swaps 423 side video
Physical and creative development:
Fun games for warming up for juggling techniques
Check out these games – they help you with
Also check GAMES EXCHANGE on FACEBOOK.
These techniques will improve your teaching juggling and performing
Introducing the cigar box quickly and with loads of fun with these wonderful videos!
Introducing club tricks quickly and with loads of fun!
Introducing club tricks quickly and with loads of fun!
Planes and placements (rings & balls)
Introducing club tricks quickly and with loads of fun!
Introducing prechac quickly and with loads of fun: try this!
Introducing creative juggling quickly and with loads of fun: try this!
These people were involved
Javier Amígo Perez
teacherFounder of the Cantabrian circus-theater company Malabaracirco.
Diploma in circus techniques in Circomedia (UK). Continued his training at the National Circus School of Cuba, Arc en Cirque (France), Cirqule (Switzerland). Specializes in clowning, balancing, juggling and object manipulation.
Worked with the English company FooBar Theatre and worked in various circus and theater projects in Spain and abroad.
At present he is co-director of the Municipal School of Circus and Physical Theatre in Torrelavega, which opened in 2005.
Contact Javier at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
youth circus trainerHello, this is Thilo Göpel. He lives in Berlin and works as circus teacher, visited Cabuwazi Circus Akademie Berlin, and member of BAG Zirkuspädagogik (German umbrella organisation). His special interest is prejuggling and the beginning how to learn to juggle, especially with young children, so if you want to share easy patterns or have a group of people that want to learn juggle, feel free to contact Thilo email@example.com.
youth circus trainerCame to Circus Amersfoort at age 14 and never left since. Teaching since he became 18 years old. Finished study of social cultural work with side note in circus in 2012.
Passionate about youth circus and developing it. Current member of the EYCO Youth Forum.
Contact Vincent at: firstname.lastname@example.org
youth circus teacherTrainer for trainers and director of AltroCirco, project for social circus development and networking in Italy.
Graduated in philosophy and as pedagogical circus trainer at Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles. Teaches circus as a socio-educative tools, especially in France, Spain, Switzerland, Ecuador and Italy, building a participative and inclusive methodology to facilitate personal development of participants through circus arts.
Pedagogical director for the CATE, training for basic trainer in Europe and first step of this same project.
Contact Tommaso at: email@example.com
Toon Van Gramberen
youth circus trainerToon is a circus performer and teacher from Belgium. He teaches hand to hand acrobatics and juggling at Cirkus in Beweging and the Circus Humaniora in Leuven (Belgium).
As an artist he’s involved in the circuscollective Deux sans Trois and the recently founded There There company.
Contact Toon at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
youth circus trainerMeet Stijn Briers from Belgium. Stijn is a circus teacher in Circusplaneet in Ghent (Flanders, Belgium)
Studied the Formation Pedagogique at École de Cirque de Bruxelles.
Contact Stijn at: email@example.com.
youth circus teacherSebastien teaches in Switzerland in different schools. At the moment is living and working in Lausanne.
Sebastien is a performer, working as a clown and juggler and works with Circodream Cie in the show “Macroballes”.
He has with a solo act “ Tour ça pour ça” with his clown character Dreyfus Karpette.
More information on Sebastien on http://home.citycable.ch/s.bretin
Contact Sebastien at: firstname.lastname@example.org
youth circus trainer and artistMarjolein Wagter is a youth circus teacher with over 23 years of experience. She travels the world as an artist with Compagnie with Balls, and has delivered considerable input tot the CATE Handbook.
She is also designer and coordinator of the PEYC Masterclasses.
Contact Marjolein at: email@example.com
youth circus trainerPeter Duncan is from Wales. He is one of the founders of Circus Eruption and has over 20 years experience in social circus. Pete is working a an outreach worker for Circus Eruption.
Experienced in creating partnerships and designing projects, and playing games.
Passionate about inclusion, building social skills and training trainers.
Looking to create games about creativity.
You can contact Pete at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
teacherLuca Santor graduated in social education with a thesis on a social circus project in a juvenile prison. He worked for 3 years in the social circus project of de UCI Foundation in Turin (Italy) and in a project in Nairobi/Kenya.
He studied at the Formation Pédagogique en Arts de Cirque at the École de Cirque de Bruxelles (2012).
Luca is founding member of “AltroCirco”, a project of the Association “Giocolieri&Dintorni”, for the development and recognition of social circus in Italy. Graduated in the Circus school of Madrid, “Carampa” (2016).
Contact Luca at:
Lapo started to study physical education in 1999 in Florence (IT). He stopped these studies in 2000 to become a juggler. He has worked as a street artist since the 2000. He worked as a clown in hospitals from 2002 to 2009. In 2003 he started to teach circus, developing connections with physical education.
Lapo is experienced in developing activities which build physical competencies, as a foundation for circus skills. In 2015 he returned to the university to graduate as a teacher of physical education.
Contact Lapo at: email@example.com.
youth circus teacherJarmo Humalajarvi is a juggler from Finland. He enjoys object manipulation, contact rolling, bounce juggling and classic toss juggling with balls and rings.
He is working at Sorin sirkus in Tampere as a juggling and acrobatics teacher. He also works as a director and performer for Viihdytysjoukot Circus Group.
Contact Jarmo at:
Janni JohanssonThis is Janni Johansson, circus artist from Finland also working as a circus teacher and performer.
Her favourite juggling prop is cigar boxes. Other interests include circus games, creative research and making learning fun for the students.
Contact Janni at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk
youth circus trainerRafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk is a social educator specialized in social circus. Founder and director since 2008 of the Mc Bonaro’s community youth circus project in Rota (Spain). He currently works in Circo Corsaro, a social circus programme in Scampia (Naples). Trained by Cirque du Monde and AltroCirco, he studies the pedagogy and the impact of social circus in marginalized areas and youth at risk.
Contact Jack at: email@example.com
teacherFederico Menini is a juggler since 1998. He was born in Argentina, and lives in Spain since he was a child. Fede is a member of Donyet Ardit Circus Association of Alicante (Spain), where there is a social circus school, teaching circus to children. He works as a circus artist in the company La Trocola. He especially like juggling with balls, and club passing patterns.
Elena Umlauff BusteloThis is Elena Umlauff Bustelo. She is a circus artist and trainer. Studied in Carampa Circus school in Madrid, where she specialized in juggling and tight wire.
Member and coordinator of the circus company Malabaracirco. Coordinator and trainer of Torrelavega circus school in Cantabria Spain. Juggling trainer of the youth circus project of Carampa Circus school.
Elena specializes in creative juggling workshops and social juggling (prechac) workshops.
Contact Elena at:
Adrian Plaza JoyaThis is Adrian Plaza. He is from Spain and works as a circus artist and socio educational teacher in the Donyet Ardit circus association.
Adrian likes to juggle between several people and uses different mathematical methods to generate patterns of passing.
Davide Baldassarri is from iItaly. He started his circus career as a street performer in 2009. His passion is juggling with almost every throwning object especially hats.
After few years he decided to specialize in equilibrium (ladder and slack rope) in Vertigo Circus School in Torino. Now he is teaching in Teatrazione and Vertigo circus school to all ages: from kids to adults.
More information to be found on www.davidebaldassarri.it
Facebook: La Fabbrica Di Bolle
Useful reading material
- Basic techniques in circus arts – Fondation Cirque Du Soleil
- Why is that so funny? by John Wright (Nick Hern Books, 2006)
- Improvvisiamo con spontaneità by Philip Radice
- Pearls of juggling by Anthony Trahair
- Multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner
- Encyclopedia of Ball Juggling by Charlie Dancey
- Social Circus Handbook for Teachers by Cirque du Monde
- Reading list for research on juggling
- www.passingdb.com –> joe pass
- Application for android: “Juggling Lab”
- 5-Step Juggling Video: https://vimeo.com/craigquat/5stepjuggle
- Harmonic Frequency Illustrator: http://kingstonjugglers.club/jvis/
- JUGGLE BOARD
- Open Source Instructions: http://www.quatprops.com/open-source-props
- Prop Swap Notation: http://www.quatprops.com/prop-swap
- FLOW Wheel Guide: http://www.quatprops.com/flow-wheel
- Thoughts On Teaching Juggling: https://vimeo.com/craigquat/5stepjuggling
YouTube Playlist of Pedagogy Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLszAHnQBYQoEv9GAcD6IWyB-rdUq1WRHO
AND ALSO CHECK
- SOCIAL CIRCUS TRAINER’S GUIDE – Version April 2013
- SUPPORTING THE LEARNING IDENTITY by Stephen Desanghere
- HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN LEARNER’S IDENTITY DEF
- CAN YOU TEACH CREATIVITY – PHILIPPE BRASSEUR
- Why circus works – Mike Finch
- Ben Hyde talking about play
- Ben Hyde – Playfulness and the Art of Getting Stuff Wrong – IgniteCardiff
- RSA Sir Ken Robinson education stimulating/killing creativity
- RSA Carol Duek on learning identity
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