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From 22 until 27 October 2017, the FEDEC held its Encounters on the occasion of the 30th edition of CIRCa Festival in Auch, France.

FEDEC Encounters at CIRCa means about 150 people from about fifteen different countries gathering to contribute to the international dimension of this festival, a hub for contemporary circus creation. Together they form an ephemeral “European Circus Arts School”.

The 11th Encounters presented a rich programme for all FEDEC members and their students, teachers and directors with, of course, all the festival’s events, circus shows and professionals meetings organised by the CIRCa Festival.

Mon 23, Tue 24, Wed 25, Thu 26.10.2017 @ Maison de Gascogne
This year, for the 11th edition of the CIRCLE project, circus students from 8 FEDEC schools presented short shows from creative workshops and artistic and educational research.

The following schools from 7 different countries were represented:

At the end of each performance the public was invited to meet and discuss with students and members of the teaching staff on the educational and creation approaches of the performances.

Kick-off meeting REFLECT
Thu 26.10.2017 @ CCI
This meeting was an opportunity to display the work programme, the project partnership rules & the budget. It was also be the opportunity to involve the network on its expectations in terms of training and on its proposals for external expertise. The mobilisation was high with 38 participants, among whom 25 representatives of 14 project partners.

General Assembly
Fri 27.10.2017 @ CCI
The FEDEC Managing Board and team took stock of the year 2017 and presented the work program 2018. With the members they  discussed the network and sector’s developments.

MAILLONS03 workshop
Fri 27.10.2017 @ CCI
Focus group nb.3 focused on the last part of its current topic of Student’s Support/Guidance: integration into the workplace.


Welcome meeting CIRCLE
Sun 22.10.2017 @ Maison de Gascogne
The FEDEC and CIRCa teams took time to recap the programme of the week and to respond to the different logistical questions of CIRCLE participants.

Feedback meeting CIRCLE
Fri 27.10.2017 @ CCI
In order to close the stay of the CIRCLE participants, the FEDEC team took a collective time with them to assess the week at CIRCa festival (reception and check-in, logistics, technical, meeting...).

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