April 2008

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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News - April 2008

 Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, USA & Denmark 

  July Sydney Clown Intensive with Alan Clay, Australia

  Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence #4, NSW

  Circus Skills Class, Wellington Circus Trust, New Zealand
  Theatre for Children and Young People World Congress, Australia
  One Van International Festival of Puppetry, NSW, Australia
  2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Expressions of Interest, Australia
  International Mime Awareness Day, Boulder, Co, USA
  Open Call for Circus Performers, Zany Umbrella Circus, USA
  Auditions for Street Performers, South Street Seaport, New York, USA
  Flying Trapeze Classes/Vacation, Club Med Cancun, Mexico
  Physical Training Workshop, Mutuality Contact Trust, London, UK
  Balinese Drama Workshop, Lunar Productions, Devon, UK
  Call for Street Performers, Bray Summerfest 2008, Ireland
  Summer Classes, Bont's International Clown School, Ibiza, Spain
  Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Gwangwondo, South Korea
  Training Social Circus Instructors, Zip Zap, Cape Town, South Africa

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Welcome to the April 2008 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its seventh year and reaching over 2,300 subscribers.

In the Sponsorship this month we welcome Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre with information on their California and Denmark summer classes. The workshops and intensives include a Grand Guignol workshop which explores our fascination with the macabre and a month long Physical Theatre Intensive that will train you to command the time and space of the stage.

In the Playspace section I have new information on my Sydney Clown Intensive in July this year and I remind anyone interested that the best deal on this workshop is coming up in early May. Clown is empathic, 'feeling with' the audience, and it is also playful, open to the impulses in each moment, and this workshop will develop these skills.

This month we Feature Australia's biggest Contact Improvisation gathering, the fourth annual convergence. There will be five days of Contact Improvisation jamming, classes lead by some of Australia’s most experienced practitioners, discussion, and more, in a relaxing and invigorating beachside location. 

In Networking we have information on an Introduction to Circus Skills class in New Zealand with the Wellington Circus Trust. And in Australia, the International Association for Theatre for Children and Young People is holding its World Congress and Performing Arts Festival in Adelaide. The programme includes workshops on Brecht and Makhampom. 

Also in Australia the One Van International Festival of Puppetry is holding a one-day mini-festival on April 26th in Blackheath, NSW, with workshops including shadow puppets and roll-card marionettes. And the Melbourne Fringe Festival will open expressions of interest in performing at the Fringe Festival Hub on April 21st. 

May is International Mime month and in USA there is an
International Mime Awareness Day in Boulder, Colorado featuring Samuel Avital from Le Centre du Silence on May 18th. All mimes are invited to come perform and receive some great exposure and promotion. Also in the USA The Zany Umbrella Circus has an open call for circus performers to join their touring company. They perform in theatres and under a Bigtop. They are based in Pittsburgh and will help with relocation needs. And in New York the 2008 Street Performer Auditions for South Street Seaport are taking place on Tuesday, April 22nd. They are looking fore self-contained acts and those chosen will be placed on this year's Street Performing Roster.

In Mexico, Unique Sports Vacations are offering a week of intensive flying trapeze classes at Club Med Cancun. They have designed the workshops to focus on each student's goals based on individual skill level. The program, hosted by Arturo 'Arano' Ortiz, runs in October.

In the UK, The Urban Dolls Project are holding an intensive workshop based on Afro-Brazilian physical training, but be quick as applications close April 16th. This London workshop is in preparation for Hotel Medea, a project for the Edinburgh Festival in August. Lunar Productions in Devon presents Bali Unmasked. This Balinese Drama Workshop is a rare opportunity to learn a unique and ancient theatre form. The workshop runs May 16th to 18th.

In Ireland, Bray Summerfest 2008 is calling for street entertainers to perform July 16th to 20th. Based in County Wicklow, over 100,000 people will attend the festival during the week. The pay and travel expenses are negotiable. And in Spain, Bont's International Clown School is holding summer classes in Ibiza for one month beginning June 9th. Classes include Clown and Fencing, Clown and Flamenco and the Summer Academy.

In South Korea, the annual Chuncheon International Mime Festival is being held May 27th to June 3rd. This festival focuses on contemporary mime, physical theatre and street theatre. And in South Africa, Zip Zap is hosting the Cape Town based Social Circus Instructors' Training in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil in August. The program is aimed at anyone using circus as a social intervention tool with marginalised groups. This includes social workers, teachers and circus artists.

We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the physical theatre community, so send us information for inclusion in this newsletter, and please also forward this to someone else who may be interested.

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New on the Artmedia site, our Physical Theatre blog features current Physical Theatre news items. The  Artmedia blog is designed to provide you with timely information on auditions, opportunities, festivals and training as a supplement to our monthly newsletter. As the blog develops a strong readership, we intend charging for this service, but grab your chance now to post your items for free. This site regularly gets 6000 visitors a month and we have a strong community of interest in physical theatre and electronic publishing.

Our links page on the Artmedia site had grown so long that it was hard to find any one link, so we have now split the links into seven pages, one each for  Festivals, Training, Resources, Circus and Clown, and Physical Theatre, and two pages of Performers links. 

 On the Artmedia site you can find links to performers, companies, resources and festivals all over the world, and you can also subscribe to this newsletter. The newsletter archive includes all issues for the past six years. Check it out at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/news.htm

 Theatre LOTE provide innovative Bilingual Performances for schools and festivals. (pictured left)
Sue Broadway has information on her touring performances and projects. http://www.artmedia.com.au/broadway.htm
Karen Pearlman and Richard James Allen's Dance Films and Richards books, including Performing the Unnameable an Anthology of Contemporary Australian Physical Performance Scripts.  www.artmedia.com.au/physical_tv.htm
Aerialize have information on their aerial theatre classes and projects in Sydney. http://www.artmedia.com.au/aerial.htm
Hemlock Mejarne is an acrobat, stilt-walker, who has a range of skills. http://www.artmedia.com.au/acronym.htm

Our website deals still provide great value. For one page on the Artmedia site, it is just Aus$20 a month, or Aus$30 for as many as you want, so contact us if you want to promote your work on a site which features search engine referrals direct to your page, and over 1,600 links from like-minded sites. We have also recently started a new publishing service, where we do your website at your address. On this deal it is just Aus$40 a month to maintain and promote the site, no matter how many pages you have, and only Aus$20 a page set up cost.

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Sponsor:  Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

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Summer 2008 at Dell’Arte International:

Are you a physical actor? Find out this summer!

Dell’Arte international School of Physical Theatre offers workshops and intensives, from one week to one month, at its home base in Blue Lake, among the majestic redwoods and rugged beauty of California’s North Coast., and in Aasen, Denmark, a rustic center for popular theatre in North Jutland. Don’t miss your chance this summer to train with an outstanding faculty in two amazing locations!

• In Blue Lake, California: 
Grand Guignol
June 16 – 20, 2008
A wildly physical and intensely psychological theatre form that begat current thriller and horror films. Rarely taught, this "theatre of laughter and terror" explores our fascination with the macabre.
Mask Making & Performance
June 17 – 28, 2008
A workshop for teachers, actors and artisans looking to make professional quality theatre performance masks, investigate the craft of bringing those masks to life, and sustain that life in a theatre environment.

The Physical Theatre Intensive: Effort, Risk, Momentum, Joy
July 1 – 26

An engaging month-long intensive based on the methodology of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, a renowned 34-year-old program that trains actors to command the time and space of the stage. The skillful, dynamic and easeful use of a performer’s body and voice is at the core of our curriculum. The Physical Theatre Intensive is appropriate for actors, dancers, directors, teachers and designers.

Rasaboxes™ Training Intensive
August 5 – 16, 2008
The RasaBoxes™ exercises comprise a unique improvisational, psychophysical approach for finding truthful, fully embodied sensations of presence and emotional specificity through direct physical engagement.

Most Blue Lake workshops run in conjunction with Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival.  The festival is an annual celebration that, since 1971, has brought together performers and audience members from around the world and down the block for performances of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, clown, puppetry and more. The 2008 festival runs June 21-July 26 .

• In Aasen, Denmark:

Residential workshops in the Dell'Arte training system developed over 30 years of actor-training. Fees includes tuition, housing and meals. Take one workshop or all three.

The Mask of Melodrama: August 10-15

The Craft of Comedy: August 17-22

The Tragic Gesture: August 24-29

The DELL’ARTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL THEATRE is the North American center for the exploration, development, training and performance of the actor-creator. Dell’Arte is the only institution in the U.S. offering a full-time professional actor training program in physical theatre, through a one-year certificate program, and an accredited three-year MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre. 

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Playspace:  Clown Training with Alan Clay

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Sydney Clown Intensive

Monday 7th to Friday 11th July, (5 days) 10am to 4pm each day

We tend to think of clown as the painted faced character which has come down to us from the circus tradition of the last two hundred years. However clown is possibly the oldest art form, occurring in every society throughout the ages, and it is an art form which has been undergoing a renaissance and a rejuvenation over the past few years. Modern clown is less character based and more interactive than traditional clown, it is less about hiding behind make-up and more about revealing our true selves, and less about routine based entertainment and more about spontaneous artistic expression. We need training and tools to facilitate these new skills in our work, and this workshop aims to give participants a way of working which supports this process.

Clown is empathic, 'feeling with' the audience, and it is also playful, open to the impulses in each moment, and this workshop will train and develop these skills through improvisation exercises. Each day will start with a yoga warm up and participants will work physically to free themselves from patterns and to connect with their emotions. Street theatre has informed and assisted the development of modern clown, and participants will take simple exercises out into the street environment to assist in the development of interactive audience skills.

The workshop is aimed at those with a professional interest in clown. It is suitable both for beginners and for those with experience, and it functions best with this mix in the class. There will be a minimum of four and maximum of eight on the workshop.
$400 Price Buster (by May 7), $500 Earlybird (by June 7) $600 Full. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: clown@artmedia.com.au to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.

Summer Clown Retreat 2009 - Wanganui, New Zealand.   

Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th January 2009 (5 days) 10am to 4pm each day.

Grab your chance to get away from it all and reconnect with the playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful outdoor setting, overlooking the mouth of the Wanganui river. The fees include six nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. The Clown Retreat will be held in a secluded studio within reach of breathtaking west coast beaches, bush walks and jet boat or canoe expeditions, but still handy to good coffee and all the facilities.

NZ$500 Price Buster (by August 31st) NZ$600 Earlybird (by November 15) NZ$700 Full. Including 6 nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: clown@artmedia.com.au to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.

"In the best clown tradition Alan held up a window-mirror for us to step through and reflect on the patterns, habits and rituals of our days... It was funny, moving and excellent theatre." NZ Herald.

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Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide, by Alan Clay 

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Listen to the  podcasts in the Angels Can Fly series at www.alanclay.com/wordpress/ .Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction which follows the adventures of ten clown characters, some personal clown anecdotes from clowns around the world, a total of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on the nature of modern clown. The book is available on order through bookshops and online stores in New Zealand, Australia, America and England.

"Clown is a fascinating, diverse, complex and exciting art form, which has existed around the planet for thousands of years. Like any art form it has to evolve to stay relevant to the culture nurturing it, and at the same time, and by its very nature, clown teases and turns upside down the cultural patterns and boundaries around us."

You can find the paperback on Amazon by following this link: http://tinyurl.com/9nrwj And check out more information at: www.alanclay.com where you can still get a free copy of the e-Book.

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Feature: acic08 -- Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence #4, June 5-9, Lennox Head NSW

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Contact Improvisation’s biggest Australasian gathering!

Proudly supported by NORPA, with the assistance of ARTS NSW,  acic08 is the fourth annual Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence. From all over Australia, New Zealand and beyond, participants converge and indulge in 5 days of Contact Improvisation (CI) jamming, classes, discussion, and more, in a relaxing and invigorating beachside location.

This year, acic08 is dedicated to providing not only classes and workshops lead by some of Australia’s most experienced CI practitioners, but also to facilitate the time and space for each participant to guide themselves through the event – be it with self-directed inquiry, shared investigations, or just plenty of dancing! Favourite activities will return, including the live music jam, the performance night and the Underscore. The convergence continues to support and enrich CI culture in Australia and beyond, for individuals and communities alike.
Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre is nestled metres from Seven Mile Beach, beside the tea-tree freshwater lake. Dance on the sprung timber floor of the stadium hall, amongst the trees, on the beach, or in the water! Residential participants stay in comfortable dormitory accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, and continental breakfast is provided each morning beside the beach. Lunch and dinner are delicious mostly-organic, vegetarian cuisine, cooked onsite by sought-after local chefs Anthea Amore and Casper Brace. Meal times take place beside the beach and under the stars; perfect fuel for 5 days of dancing and getting to know your dance partners!

Participants can attend for 5 days (Thurs-Mon), 3 days (Sat-Mon), or 1 day only (Sat). Residential Option is for Thurs-Mon only. For further information go to www.theconvergence.org.au , or contact the acic08 office : (03) 9525 6232  email : acic08@gmail.com.

Limited Work Exchange opportunities available
photo by Alejandro Rolandi

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"Introduction to Circus Skills class with the Wellington Circus Trust, NZ, during Term One holidays. Have a go at a variety of circus activities including static trapeze, tissu, low-flying trapeze, juggling, acrobalance & tumbling. Classes are from 28th April to 2nd May (5 nights), from 6 to 8pm. Visit our web site for more info and contact details." Eileen McNaughton, Trustee, Wellington Circus Trust. Find a link to Wellington Circus Trust under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

"The International Association for Theatre for Children and Young People, ASSITEJ, are holding their World Congress and Performing Arts Festival in Adelaide, Australia, from 9th - 18th May. ASSITEJ celebrates theatre for children and young people made by artists from across the globe. The endeavor of the theatre makers – whether from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe or Australia – is to create experiences and memories which celebrate, question and consider the world around us and within us, provoking young people to feel, think and see into the past, present and future. Presented in Adelaide, Australia over ten days in May 2008 the festival will include Brecht, Makhampom Workshops and Theatre Forums. Come and join hundreds of national and international guests from around the world, along with thousands of children and young South Australians - suspend time and allow your imagination to run free! Aside the from the Festival program ASSITEJ registered delegates can participate in a diverse variety of professional forums, workshops and industry events which will connect you to peers and colleagues from around Australia and the world. You can find the programme details on our web site. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre." Jason Cross, Artistic Director. Find a link to ASSITEJ World Congress under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"Puppetry Workshops, One Van International Festival of PuppetryBlackheath, NSW, Australia, 26th April 2008. Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre will be hosting a one-day mini festival for 2008 with workshops and an exciting program of children's shows. This scaled-down version of the award-winning puppetry event will continue the tradition of "One Van", providing performances and participation for all age groups, with low ticket prices and an insight into the weird and wonderful world of puppetry. Back by popular demand, the evergreen Richard Bradshaw will be conducting a workshop on shadow puppets, as well as perform his enchanting, whimsical shadows to delight audiences of all ages. And new to the festival will be a traditional 'Punch and Judy' show from Adelaide, as well as a workshop/demonstration about the history of these archetypal characters. Pelican Puppets from Bathurst will be offering a workshop on the construction and operation of "Pop-Up Puppets" which will enable children 5yrs and older to create their very own puppet theatre. In addition, Anita Sinclair from Melbourne, always original and a crowd favourite at the Cabaret will present a workshop on creating roll-card marionettes for adults, with an emphasis on those working with the disabled or in therapy. Visit the Puppetry Australia web site for festival programs and bookings." Sean, Webmaster Puppetry Australia. Find a link to Puppetry Australia under Puppet Theatre at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links5.htm

"2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival, 24th September to 12th October. Do you want to perform at the Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub? Expressions of Interest to perform at the Festival Hub opens on 21st April and closes on 9th May. Registration for Fringe events will open on 26th May and close on 13 June. Please note: Even if you are selected to be part of the Festival Hub, you will still need to go through the registration process. Visit the web site for full details." Find a link to the Melbourne Fringe under Festivals at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"International Mime Awareness Day, Boulder, Co, USA, Sunday, May 18th. Come one - Come all! May is International Mime month. Join us in a celebration of the International Mime Awareness Day (MAD!) the third Sunday in May on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall. Mimes can perform their routines on our special outdoor stage for a free High-Definition video shoot complete with theater props. There will also be free performance DVD's if you're lucky! The Le Centre du Silence's Director Samuel Avital will represent the leading school for Mime celebrating it's 37th year with the International Summer Mime Workshop. Great exposure, promotion, and fun! Visit our web site for more information." Find a link to Mime Over Matter under Mimes at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm

"Call for Clowns, Aerialists to Tour US and Amman. The Zany Umbrella Circus currently has an open call for Aerialist, Clowns, and other circus performers who are looking to create and tour year round. We are based in Pittsburgh PA and have a training facility that is open 24/7 to our performers. We will also help with any relocation needs for people out of town. Zany Umbrella Circus tours extensively through the Mid Atlantic, Mid West, and South East and will be travelling Internationally this summer to Amman Jordan. We perform mostly in theaters but also have a 26m Bigtop which will debut this June. One of our core beliefs as a company is to provide circus for those who otherwise do not have the means to be apart of the arts. Contact me for more information or visit our web site to learn more about us." Mike Carroll, Technical Director, Zany Umbrella Circus. Email: Casting@zanyumbrella.com (Photo left: Zany Umbrella Circus) Find a link to Zany Umbrella Circus under Circus at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"Street Performer Auditions, South Street Seaport, New York, NY, April 22nd. The "2008" Street Performer Auditions will take place at Pier 17 on Tuesday, April 22nd from 12noon-2:30pm and from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Registration will take place on-site the day of auditions starting at 11am for the morning session and 5pm for the evening session. As usual, we seek self-contained acts such as musicians, magicians, mimes, balloon artists, jugglers, acrobats, singers and dancers. Auditions will take place on the pier and in the case of inclement weather, the atrium. Candidates chosen will be placed on our "2008" Street Performing Roster" and will notified by mail. Compensation is on a "pass-the-hat" basis. You can find more information and contact details on our web site under Events." Find a link to South Street Seaport under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm

"Intensive Flying Trapeze holiday camp, Club Med Cancun, Mexico, October 5th -12th. Hello Trapeze Enthusiasts, this is another Unique Sports Vacations event, and I am excited to say that I will again host an intensive Flying Trapeze program for the week of October 5 -12, 2008 in Club Med Cancun. Join us for an encore experience with a cast of Elite professional Flying Trapeze performers, Catchers and Coaches including Nate Stapp and Josh Cohen, together we have designed an exclusive week of personalized workshops geared to develop your skills and techniques. This program will be focused on students' goals and expectations based on individual skill level. This is your opportunity to fine tune the fundamentals, learn new techniques and take your flying to the next level with the coaching of the pros. To find out more about the vacation package or to contact me visit our web site." Arturo 'Arano' Ortiz. Find a link to Unique Sports Vacations under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

"Mutuality Contact Trust (MCT) physical training workshop, London, UK. Applications close Wed 16th April. This Inter-cultural and cross-disciplinary intensive workshop is based on Afro-Brazilian physical training. We are currently accepting expressions of interest from performers of all nationalities, who are interested in the use of the body as an instrument which is endowed with capacities to think, sense, balance, listen, and manipulate time. This workshop is being held in preparation for the Zecora Ura Theatre and The Urban Dolls Project collaboration Hotel Medea to be premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2008. This workshop is open to everyone, whether applying to the Hotel Medea project or not. Visit our web site for more information and contact details." Nwando Ebizie. Find a link to The Urban Dolls Project under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm  

"Balinese Drama Workshop, Devon, UK, 16th  - 18th May. Lunar Productions presents Bali Unmasked, a rare opportunity to learn the techniques of topeng, a unique and ancient theatre form. Come and explore topeng's fascinating combination of storytelling, mask work, dance and physical characterisation, as well as gain a deeper understanding of topeng's role in Balinese culture and society. The course is suitable for actors, dancers, storytellers, circus performers and students of performance. Workshops will be led by visiting Balinese experts with contextual learning sessions by UK-based practitioners. Registration closes Thu 15th May. For full details, tickets and booking forms please visit our web site." Frances du Pille, Creative Producer & Fundraiser, Lunar Productions. Find a link to Lunar Productions under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

"Call for Street Performers, Bray Summerfest 2008, Ireland, Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th July 2008. An international festival based in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland is looking for street entertainers to join our line up for the coming summer programme. Over 100,000 people will pass through the festivals activities during the week and the seaside location brings a unique atmosphere to the festival. Excellent conditions of pay and travel expenses, negotiable with each performer individually. For more information or to express your interest, email details of your skill set etc. Looking forward to hearing from you all soon." Bryan Hunt,  Bray Summerfest. Email: bryanphunt@hotmail.com Find a link to Bray Summerfest under Festivals at:  http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"Clown Courses, Bont's International Clown School, Ibiza, Spain, 9 June - 11 July. Besides being a School for Clowns, Bont’s is an international breeding-ground for Clown-art, where people can meet each other, attend classes and discover their own original Clown in an atmosphere of great warmth and humanity. All classes are in English and Spanish. Our  upcoming classes are Clown and Fencing and Clown and Flamenco, June 9th -20th. In July there is the Summer Academy (levels I and II), running for two weeks, from 30th June to 11th July. All courses finish with a presentation for the public. If you wish to participate in one of our courses or workshops, please enrol early. The enrolment period closes three weeks before each course begins. Bont´s is willing to help students from abroad find accommodation in Ibiza. For more information and contact details, please visit our web site." Eric de Bont. Find a link to Bont's International Clown School under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

"Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Gwangwondo, South Korea, May 27th - 3rd June. The CIMF is an annual performing arts festival focusing on contemporary mime, physical and visual theatre, street theatre, and installation performance. The festival also offers a conference and workshops. Visit the web site for the latest information on this years festival." Ji Sun Park, CIMF. (Photo right: CIMF 2007) Find a link to CIMF under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm

"Training for Social Circus Instructors, Zip Zap, August 25th - 29th, Cape Town, South Africa. August 2008 will again see Zip Zap host the Social Circus Instructors' Training in conjunction with Cirque du Soleil . The training program is aimed at social workers, youth workers, teachers, circus artists and trainers using circus as a social intervention tool with marginalised groups. Places are highly sought after but extremely limited and applications close June 27th. For more information email us. Visit our web site for more information and contact details." Laurence Estève & Brent van Rensburg, Co Founders & Trustees, Zip Zap, School of Circus Arts for Social Change in Cape Town. Find a link to Zip Zap under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm

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