Circle: encounters between FEDEC schools
CIRCLE is a project enabling discussion and exchanges on educational and artistic approaches on a European scale through the presentation of vocational circus schools’ creative work in progress creations.
It is also an opportunity to find out about circus schools from Europe and beyond and their students undergoing training – the circus artists of the future.
Since its creation in 2007, the CIRCLE project has taken various forms and has been evolving in order to adapt to the needs of the network. More information on previous editions of CIRCLE is available under Past Editions.
In 2013, CIRCLE was held on the occasion of the Circa Festival for its 7th edition.
CIRCLE takes place within the more global framework of FEDEC Encounters at Circa
Pictures of the previous editions of CIRCLE are available under Diaporama.
Another form of Encounters between schools: the "Crece" project
Coproduced by the Escuela de Circo Carampa, a member of the FEDEC, and the Teatro Circo Price, the Crece project brings together 15 young graduates from vocational circus schools in Madrid (Spain) every year for the production of a collaborative work.
In 2012, a new form of the Crece project - "Crece-Sur" was organised in Brasil by the Federacion Iberoamericana de Circo (FIC).
More information on this project on Crece blog.
2013 Edition of CIRCLE at Circa
Circa Festival has been inviting CIRCLE, an international showcase of up and coming circus artists for 7 years. Through these Encounters, FEDEC encourages exchanges between current and future circus artists.
At this annual gathering, the work of 12 schools from the FEDEC network from Europe and beyond can be shown through a 20 to 30 minutes original performance, created with their students during research and creation workshops.
Those four days of performances, work of 12 schools coming from 7 different countries, were introduced by FEDEC president, Tim Roberts.
- Académie Fratellini (France)
- ACAPA - Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance - Arty (the Netherlands)
- Circomedia (United Kingdom)
- Ecole de Cirque de Lyon (France)
- Ecole de Cirque Zôfy (Switzerland)
- Escuela di Circo Carampa (Spain)
- Le Samovar (France)
- Scuola di Cirko Vertigo (Italy)
- Théâtre Cirqule (Switzerland)
Each performance was followed by a discussion with students and directors led by a FEDEC representative.
Pictures of CIRCLE 2013 will be available soon under Diaporama.!