Circus wants More
Start date: Aug 1, 2015,
End date: Nov 30, 2015
42 young people from Germany, Israel, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland will meet from the 4th of August to the 13th of August in Berlin under the circus tent of Cabuwazi to experience together a jointly designed journey based on creativity and cultural diversity.
"Circus wants more" will initiate an intercultural learning process and creative dialogue between the young participants. The participatory prepared artistic outcomes will lead to joint presentations shared among each other and with a local community.
The creative process, the creative forms of expression and the holistic participation are the frame for a transformative dialogue. The young people will share a common language of feelings, passions and inspiration and will learn to apply this dialogue as ground for their self-realisation. The core idea of this youth exchange is to create together with the young people a creative space to where they can experienced themselves as collaborative creators of an autonomous created reality and reflect this in depth.
The methodology of the circus pedagogy, as a part of cultural education, together with related arts such as theater, music and dance are the tools and the means of expression in this project. Through joint trainings and workshops, group exercises and discussions, as well as through the common life for the duration of the project the young people engage in an active exchange and creative dialogue which lead to a mutual learning process in the context of values, identity and culture.
Through the participatory cooperation during the preparatory phase and the common project design the young people realize the goal of their project goal: to stimulate social change in itself, the local environment in Europe and in the world they shape together.
Regardless the nationality and culture the young people develop together artistic performances and circus acts, highlighting the strengths and characteristics of each one in a rainbow of artistic expression and the idea of sharing inspiration.