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Research project on social circus programs : how social circus programs and institutions are promoting and respecting children’s rights

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Auteurs : Marianthi, Mota (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Berlin

Éditeur : Freie Universität Berlin

Date de publication : [2010]

Langue : Anglais

Description : 64 p. : ill. coul. ; 28 cm.

Notes : Master under the supervision of Libel Mnafred and Saadi Iven of the Freie Universität Berlin, FB Erziehungswissenshaften und Psychologie, European Master in Children's rights.
Bibliogr. : p. 56-58.

Sujets :
Cirque social
Organismes de cirque social - Études de cas
Bénéfices des arts du cirque chez les jeunes
Arts du cirque - Aspect psychologique
Arts du cirque - Aspect social
Jeunesse - Droit
Cirque récréatif - Étude et enseignement
Écoles de cirque
Arts du cirque - Programmes d'études
Cirque du Monde [organisme de cirque]
Social Circus Project
Caravan [organisme de cirque]
Le Plus Petit Cirque du monde [école de cirque]
Circus Cabuwazi
United Nations of Social Circus

Dépouillement du document :
1. Introduction
2. Circus and society
2.1. A flash back on the history of circus
2.2. Circus and today’s societies
2.3. Circus schools
2.3.1. How the values and structures of circus are of pedagogic importance.
2.3.2. From traditional schools to schools with a social face.
3. Social circus programs (SCP)
3.1.The origins of social circus
3.2.How social circus programming work in Europe
3.2.1.The schools, the networking, the projects
3.2.2.The principals of work
3.3.An inner look on SCP: Interview analysis from head directors of Petit Plus Cirque du Monde, Bagneux, Paris.
4.Social circus and children’s rights
4.1.What children and trainers think about social circus: x
Case study: Berlin’s social circus school “Cabuwazi”. Interview analysis from its human resources.
4.2.How SCP are respecting and promoting children’s rights
4.3.SCP’s counterpoints. Children’s participation
4.4.SCP’s challenges and its future
5.Conclusion

Résumé :
Bringing together terms like circus and children’s rights may seem at first site uncombined. But what happens if circus get another meaning like…social circus? Circus as a tradition and a way of life is a living universal organism, a worldwide spoken language that is developing and following its own evolution paths. From traditional circus, to contemporary circus and from circus schools for professionals to social circuses, the circus world has a long history in Europe and in the whole world. In the circus communities of today words like “social integration, self--confidence, hope, creativity, taking responsibility, group--work, fun”, and many more, are more than familiar. These are the social circus communities that co--exist with other communities of traditional, modern, contemporary circus, bringing a whole new way of perceiving circus arts. The world of social circus opened for me while I was looking for my internship. Within my studies at Freie University in Berlin under the title “Master in Childhood studies and Children’s Rights” the professors were quite open in the fields we could look for our internship. It was up to the students to write on a children’s rights matter within the place they chose to do their internship, which of course had to do directly or indirectly with children. Having worked for years as a clown--entertainer in children’s parties, a stillt walker and juggler in numerous performances and voluntarily in Ngo’s working with street kids giving theatrical and juggling workshops, the idea of doing my practicum in a circus school for children was more than tempting since nothing like that exists in my country of origin, Greece. During the one month I spent in Cabuwazi children circus in Berlin, I had my first taste on what is a social circus. Having written an article at the end of my internship on how Cabuwazi is a place that promotes and respects children’s rights, the idea of doing a dissertation on social circuses and their work with children and their rights was pretty much established in my mind. Using different tools and facts I will try to support my hypothesis that Social circus projects (SCP) are institutions and organizations that are supporting and promoting children’s rights. With bibliographic knowledge, internet articles and research, series of interviews and personal experience from the author, we will guide ourselves within the history of circus, the placement of circus arts in today’s societies, an analysis on social circuses, leading us closer to see in which ways SCP are promoting and respecting children’s right and which are these rights specifically.[author summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 361.701 M3335r 2010

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