The Hungarian Juggling Association
Inspirál Circus Center in Budapest is a space for enthusiasts of the circus and moving arts. It is offering a wide range of activities for art education like workshops, training courses, occasional classes, fulfilling the needs of both amateures, child groups and professional members. It provides a place for local, independent circus artists and companies, making it possible to create freely, to develop ideas, to rehearse shows and to train on a daily basis.
Besides practising circus as an art form, they use it as an innovative tool for social work and special education, and as an effective instrument in the hands of informal pedagogy and recreational sport activities.
Inspirál Circus Center is ran by the Hungarian Juggling Association, the platform in Hungary of independent circus artists and circus pedagogues. The Association gives an official background to all initiatives about circus art, tool of social intervention, sport or hobby/ free time activity.
The Hungarian Juggling Association evolves its activity at international level too, being the coordinator and partner in several European collaboration and network. It is a successfull applicant for Erasmus+ educational projekts and Creative Europe artistic actions.
Monokyklo is a nonprofit organization based in Thessaloniki, Greece, established in 2017 whose main aim is to transmit the performative arts of Circus, Dance and Theater, as means of artistic expression, and as valuable pedagogical tools for mental and physical development. The scope of work includes teaching and performing Circus disciplines, with additional emphasis on Human Rights Education, Contemporary Dance and physical Theater techniques.
The group consists of artists, pedagogues, youth workers, psychologists, circus trainers and animators with relevant studies and many years of field experience in different contexts, all sharing great passion and respect for their work. Board members of the organization hold years of experience coordinating local and European funded projects centered around long-life learning programs, youth exchanges, artistic residencies etc.
Monokyklo is organizing and implementing various projects with social and artistic scope. In the social field Monokyklo is cooperating with local and international NGOs and associations implementing projects of artistic interventions in socially sensitive groups, aiming at their personal and social empowerment. The main tool of work has been social circus and since 2010 team members have been giving social circus workshops at psychiatric hospitals, local prison institutions, Roma communities, institutions for people with disabilities, shelters for refugees and unaccompanied minors and more.
Monokyklo’s circus space is located in a small district of Thessaloniki, and offers regular classes in Circus skills, dance, theater, and yoga occur throughout the year for students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Artistically the team creates and participates in various performances and plays, throughout Greece and abroad, in both theaters and outdoors.
Monokyklo firmly believes performing arts should be open and accessible for everyone. Having strong experience with international partnerships, Monokyklo is operating as a link forother local grass root level circus organizations all over Greece, connecting the circus community that is now starting to flourish in the country.
Culture in Movements
This organization is an artistic collective from Toulouse which has been creating spectacle
and vivant shows since 2007 and which develops its activities in several artistic fields: street
and indoor performances, writing on demand, installations, scenography, artistic interventions.
It brings together a team of multidisciplinary artists aroundprojects united by their desire to
make culture accessible to all. Culture in Movements offers rich and unexpected forms,
adapted to the subject as much as to the public.
Kyiv Municipal Academy of Performing and Circus Arts
It was founded in 1961. It is a unique higher education institution offering bachelor and
masters degrees. The Academy prepares specialists of international level in different areas –
vocal, dancing, acting, producing and of course – circus arts (juggling, clown, gymnastic,
acrobatic, equilibristic, pantomime, illusion and manipulation). For the past 60 years,
graduates of the Academy have become leaders in the global circus community, working in
top of circuses, theaters, international pop shows.