Encounters at Circa
Encounters at circa
From 18 until 27 October 2013, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools held for the seventh time its Encounters on the occasion of the 26th edition of Circa Festival in Auch, France.
FEDEC Encounters at Circa means almost 300 people from about fifteen different countries gathered to contribute to the international dimension of this festival, a hub for contemporary circus creation. Together they will form an ephemeral “European Circus Arts School”.
The 7th 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.
2013 Focus groups meetings
Focus groups met in Auch in order to continue the work they developed along the year, and in order to contribute to the development and evolution of pedagogy and creation in the field of circus arts education. This year, experts from Focus Groups nb.2 (on the training for teachers and the definition of the profession) and nb.5 (on the students’ international mobility) attended as well in order to broaden working themes.
More info on the Focus Groups page
Directors' workshop - MAILLONS
Focus group nb.3 continued its work on Skills Enhancement for schools directors by offering a workshop around the topic of “Artistic Creation and Education” with this time, the participation of 4 professionals: Guy Alloucherie, Howard Richard, Martine Leroy and Christian Coumin.
More info on the MAILLONS page
Meeting with Circostrada
The FEDEC and Circostrada networks met in Auch so that the two networks can find out about each other's circus artist education and training programmes and the different organisations disseminating, producing, employing the artists or hosting them in residencies.
This year, 12 FEDEC schools (among which a collaboration between 2 schools) were invited to present the work developed in the context of research workshops, which reflecting the working atmosphere of their schools.
More info on the CIRCLE page
Feel the atmosphere of Auch with Radio Circa
During the festival, FEDEC representatives, students and directors from FEDEC schools have be interviewed. A special attention has been paid to FEDEC for its 15th anniversary with a special broadcast! Discover the Radio Circa online.
Documentary « Grazing the Sky »
After 2 years in production, the documentary « Grazing the Sky», directed by Horacio Alcalá and produced by Camara Boreal, has been presented for the first time in Auch during the Circa Festival to FEDEC members and partners.
A discussion with the director and artists who participated in the documentary followed the screening and, the evening ended up with a cocktail in order to celebrate FEDEC’s anniversary.