Upsala-Zirk

Upsala Circus is an unique project, which shows children and teenagers from social risk groups in St. Petersburg with the method of circus pedagogy an alternative from the street and to integrate them into the society. As the only organization of it's kind in Russia, Upsala Circus directly connects the professional circus and theatre art, with social work. By the everyday training in the circus and attendance at circus festivals, the children and teenagers from social risk groups experience exciting and difficult challenges.The circus is referring to "high risk" nearly like the life on the street. It simply appeals to them with magic, lets them explore their individual skills and...

Upsala-Zirk
Benoit Business Centre
7A Feodosiyskaya Street
St Petersburg, St Petersburg 195027
Russia
+79062644464
http://www.upsala-zirk.org

Board of Directors

Larisa Afanasieva, Rodion Shishkov, Maxim Egorov

Project Leaders

Vera Alexandrova

Mission

Upsala Circus is an unique project, which shows children and teenagers from social risk groups in St. Petersburg with the method of circus pedagogy an alternative from the street and to integrate them into the society. As the only organization of it's kind in Russia, Upsala Circus directly connects the professional circus and theatre art, with social work. By the everyday training in the circus and attendance at circus festivals, the children and teenagers from social risk groups experience exciting and difficult challenges.The circus is referring to "high risk" nearly like the life on the street. It simply appeals to them with magic, lets them explore their individual skills and possibilities, makes them stronger and motivates them to create their lives in society in an active way.

Programs

Core Group The main group was recruited in 2008-2009. in collaboration with the crisis centers and social institutions of the city. In June 2009, young artists first took the stage and the audience showed its first performance of "A Walk in panama hat." In July 2009, they went on their first tour of Germany, and in 2010 in Switzerland and Germany with a second play "The watchman dreams." The "Special Child" The "special child" has existed since 2005 on the basis of a correctional school number 25. We perform circus training for children with multiple disabilities, the project involved 20 children aged 7 to 18 years. We now plan to extend these classes to the tent of Upsala Circus. The "Circus behind the fence" The "Circus behind the fence" has existed since October 2009. It is aimed at social adaptation of children-pupils from closed Special School 1 ", where underage boys who have committed crimes live and study. Currently the project involved 20 boys between the ages of 12 to 17 years. Studio Upsala Circus Studio Upsala Circus appeared in 2008. It consists of senior artists who are engaged in Upsala Circus since 2000. Today they study and work, but still dedicate their free time to training and rehearsals. Some of them work with the younger group as trainers.

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