Le cirque comme outil d’intervention sociale
February, 14 to 18, 2022.
Schedule : from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[35-hour workshop, 5 days of training of 7 hours per day]
January 31, 2022
Maximum number of participants
CostSubsidized Rate: 156.25$
Actual Value: 866.75$
In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.
This workshop gives social circus artists and instructors the professional knowledge and skills they need to lead workshops. This knowledge will help participants gain a better understanding of this pedagogical approach and its fundamentals. It will also provide them with practical tools to launch projects or workshops in their community. Hands-on exercises, group discussions, reflections and theoretical content will promote learning and experience sharing.
This workshop is intended for circus artists and workers with or without social circus experience.
Karine Lavoie has more than 15 years of experience in social circus, notably as a circus instructor in various countries, as a training consultant for Cirque du Soleil, and today as director of the organization Cirque Hors-Piste. She also has experience in psychosocial intervention, having worked with people who use injection and inhalation drugs, street youth, and sex workers in Montreal. Karine also worked as a circus artist, performing aerial silk and hand to hand in different events in Quebec. She is now involved full time in the development of social circus in Montreal and Canada.
For Samuel Jabour, circus is life! Trained at l'École de cirque de Gaspé and then at the National Circus School’s teacher training program, he has worked as an instructor around the world on many projects, most notably with Cirque du Soleil’s Cirque du Monde program in parallel to his practice as a circus artist. Recognized for his creativity, he has contributed to several innovative projects in the academic research field, as well as in First Nations communities. His transition towards show creation and project management has led him to hold the positions of pedagogical director at Zipzap Circus and development director at Circus Kathmandu. He has also shared his expertise in international development as a management consultant for cultural organizations with Oxfam. For the past 15 years, Samuel has sought to create positive change in individuals and communities through circus arts.
The pillars of the social circus
Roles of the Instructor/Interventionist and Youth in Precarious Situations
Ethics, safety and creativity
Pedagogical approach and planning of a social circus workshop
Facilitation, group management, intercultural relations and partnerships
Reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses
The Multiregional component is designed to allow participants from all over Quebec to have access to the continuing education program. Participants who register for the Multiregional component and who live more than 50 km from the training location will be eligible for reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses. To be eligible, participants must reside in Quebec and must meet the conditions for the subsidized rate.