Participating & documenting a European Street Arts training programme
The Circonnection Street Arts project is a professional development programme run by street arts professionals for street arts professionals. There are five European partners participating in the project, Let’s Circus (UK), Fidget Feet (Ireland), Hungarian Juggling Assoc (Hungary), EX VOTO (France) and APCCV (Spain) and Circus Central (UK) is the administrative partner. Over two years each partner will host two trainings for street arts professionals, exploring work as diverse as circus arts, busking circle shows, interventions, aerial performance and site specific outdoor theatre.
I have been given the role of the project documenter, in charge of recording the project, trainings and experience for participants. To this end I have built a website, www.circonnection.org as a space to collated and visually store the information as a blog and photographs. The aim of the website is to become a shared treasure after the event.
I find myself in a very privileged position to participate in the workshops with world class tutors as well as delve deeper into street arts in a European context. This experience and development is a huge boost to my professional practice. I am currently exploring ideas and ways take these learnings forward to create more work in the future, with a deeper understanding. Perhaps a Masters in Street Arts, a big project next year or even tutoring on the Physical Theatre Diploma…watch this space!
Robyn - new to the whole blog thing