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Towards an inclusive pedagogical approach 

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Towards an inclusive pedagogical approach
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Dates

February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 2021.
Schedule : 2 to 5 p.m.
[ 15-hour workshop]

 

Registration deadline

January 27, 2021

Language

English & French

Maximum number of participants

15

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 86.85$
Actual Value: 578.90$

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.

Required materials

A computer with an activated camera and a good wifi connection.

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 Description 

Given by the duo Erin Ball and Vanessa Furlong, this workshop is aimed at trainers and circus artists working or wishing to work with people from the Disability community. Participants will practice applying inclusion and accessibility to circus vocabulary and practices. They will develop creative ways of adapting these working methods to the specific needs of individuals in a safe and inclusive manner.

This workshop is developed for trainers and artists working or wishing to work with people from the Disability community.

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 Trainers 

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Erin Ball is a circus artist, instructor and director of Kingston Circus Arts. She mainly practices aerial disciplines, but also does hand balancing. In 2014, she took a sabbatical year to adjust to the drastic life changes that followed the amputation of both her legs. She has since returned to her passion and continues to train, coach other artists and perform, finding immense pleasure in adapting her practice and exploring new ways to optimize her skills.

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Vanessa Furlong has 15 years of experience teaching theatre, clowning, acrobatics, number creation and stage presence. With a bachelor's degree in Theatre and Music Performance, and 15 years of professional experience as an artist and trainer, Vanessa brings a wide range of knowledge related to the performing arts. She works with Erin Ball with students of all skill levels, and therefore has an excellent understanding of social intervention through adapted acrobatics workshops.

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 Workshop outline 

Course #1 (3 hrs)
The social model and the vocabulary to be used.

Course #2 (3 hrs)
Discrimination in favour of non-Disabled people, an introduction to Mad arts (artistic practice of people living with mental health differences).

Course #3 (3 hrs)
Adapted and flexible teaching models.

Course #4 (3 hrs)
The use of various mobility aids, various aerial and acrobatic techniques and approaches adapted.

Course #5 (3 hrs)
Inclusive trainings, and the development of a range of workshops and programs specific to people from the Disability community.

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