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Summer Circus Intensive expired

Posted by: Circomedia
Posted on: June 03, 2024
Category: School Application
Type: Online
Summer Circus Intensive - Circus Events - StageLync
Summer Circus Intensive with Dr. Jonathan Priest and Guests
Embark on a transformative journey of circus exploration and innovation with this unique and unparalleled opportunity!
Join Dr. Jonathan Priest, the visionary course leader of Circomedia’s Masters Degree in Directing Circus, for an intensive week of circus training and creative workshops with an aerial focus. This is a fantastic opportunity for performers of circus who wish to develop the form and content of their work.
We are thrilled to be joined by of a number of acclaimed circus professionals who will deliver guest sessions throughout the week. They include:
– Artistic Directors of Ockham’s Razor Alex Harvey and Charlotte Mooney
– Directors or Joli Vyann Jan Patzke and Olivia Quayle
– Circomedia alumni and world-renowned aerial artist, Ziggy Slingsby
This week is hosted by Circomedia’s MA in Directing Circus and features approaches to making work not available on other programmes.

What to Expect…
Devising and Creation Tools: Taking place in our high-level circus facilities in Bristol, each day will begin with a warm-up followed by skills classes, as well as creative devising and performance games with some of the big names from the UK contemporary circus industry.
There will be regular opportunities for skills sharings between participants and the staff team. You will discover new devising and creation tools and learn innovative approaches to meaning-making, unlocking a range of creative possibilities.
Personalised Research Question: Receive guidance in designing a course of artistic research tailored to your specific creative circus practice. Dr. Jonathan Priest and fellow industry professionals will assist you to refine your focus and revitalise your artistic journey.
If you are looking to create new work, re-work an existing act, or simply want to work with new themes and new content, please get in touch. Please outline your idea within your application and, if suitable, we will invite you to join this summer intensive.
Masterclasses and Workshops: Engage in skills classes and creative circus-devising workshops led by skilled industry professionals. Elevate your technical proficiency and gain insights from experienced practitioners in the field.

One-on-One Tutorials: Benefit from personalised attention with one-to-one tutorials, outside eye feedback, and directorial assistance from seasoned pros. Dr. Priest, Charlotte Mooney, Moira Hunt, the graduating Masters students in Directing Circus and other big industry names will guide you through your creative process.
Aerial Disciplines Focus: Delve into the world of aerial disciplines, or add to your skill set with courses in flying trapeze. Work closely with specialist teachers from the Above and Beyond team to enhance your skills and push your boundaries.
Performance sharing: Showcase your newfound talents in a supportive and friendly environment at a private sharing at St. Paul’s Church. We are in discussion with the esteemed film school at Bath Spa University who we work with regularly, in the hopes that they will be able to film your sharings and provide you with a personalized promotional video to share with the world. We will be able to update attendees on this nearer the time.
Network with Industry Professionals: In addition to meeting a range of fellow industry professionals throughout the week, we will end the Intensive with a private sharing and networking event. Come along on Saturday 20th July to celebrate your achievements, share your experiences and mingle with influential figures in the circus industry. This is a wonderful chance to pave the way for future collaborations.
There are only 10 spaces available on this exclusive week of circus exploration.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to revitalise your creative practice and emerge with an original act that reflects the depth of your artistic vision.

Dates: Monday 15 – Friday 19 July 2024. On Saturday 20 July, attendees are also invited to take part in a private sharing and networking event at St. Paul’s Church, for those who wish to stay on.
There is also the option to join us on Saturday 13 July to see a work-in-progress showing of Don’t Drop Me – a swinging trapeze show by Circomedia Supported Artists and Alumni, Jen & LK.
Location: Circomedia, Kingswood Estate, Bristol, BS15 8DB and Circomedia, St. Paul’s Church, Bristol, BS2 8SJ
Cost: £980 per student.
The fee does not include meals or accommodation.
Please register your interest in joining the summer intensive by emailing [email protected].

Closing date for applications is 9am on Thursday 13 June.
Application Deadline:
June 13, 2024
- 9:00 am
Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
Languages: English Application link:

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