As a sailing circus, we strongly believe that one of the best ways to educate is through art.
This project is therefore a non-formal initiative aiming to access specific knowledge about climate change, marine biodiversity loss and soil consumption, while exploring educational tools (storytelling, physical theatre, clownerie,..) in order for the gained knowledge to be disseminated and to encourage other young people to take initiative for this matter.
For this purpose, we plan to enhance and reinforce the competences of 15 professional circus artists and educators that are already interested in ecological issues education, to put them together to share the difficulties that we face when we want to speak about something so complex through our art, researching how to implement knowledge in circus movement, using metaphores, images, athmosphere or creating characters, with the aim of having a clear transmission of the knowledge fully integrated in the circus performance and its interactons.
All this will happen in 13 days, from 29 september to 11 october, in the beautiful town of Patras (Greece), with a facilitator that will guide us in the autorganization of creation process.
It will end with 4 days sailing on the Sea Clowns boats around the Ionian sea spreading the results in the format of a show.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+: accomodation, meals and activties are free of charge for the partecipants, the travel costs will be refunded after the project.
We search participants from Greece, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
Application form for partecipants–> https://forms.gle/D23ScSmcPm3ak6Na8
The call closes on 7 August, the results will be known few weeks after.
In case of further covid lockdowns the Project will be held in Spring 2021.
Thanks to our amazing partners for making this possible!