"We aim to better understand different methods of learning, teaching & organising through exploring & sharing the dynamic differences in the circus industry between cultures across Europe. "
Welcome to the ENCI website, and what we hope will become a growing resource and vital shared treasure over our two year project and beyond.
The European Network for Circus Interchange (E.N.C.I) is made up of six circus schools and educational institutions and the two year project is an exchange of skills, ideas, training and methodologies while building a strong, resourced network of circus professionals.
The first of 12 trainings takes place next week in Valencia, Spain. Organised by the Valencian Circus Association, the workshop in creative juggling, led by Victor Garmendia Torija will be taking place in the home of the organisation, L’ESPAI DE CIRC.
L’ESPAI DE CIRC, opened in 2004, is the first space in the county of Valencia to focus on contemporary circus, with over 200 square metres of floor space for professional and hobby training, courses and shows.
Workshop participants will also be arriving at the start of the kaotik CIRCUS Festival festivities for the Bonfires, in the nearby town of Sot de Chera. The Bonfires are an ancient holiday that welcomes the colder months of the year.
kaotik CIRCUS is a partnership between The Valencian Association Circ and the town of Sot de Chera. Taking advantage of the environment and coming together of participating groups, the Association of Circ Valencia developed kaotik CIRCUS; a meeting place where artists and fans of the circus world can gather to share and display their art.
I am a New Zealand performance artist, director, teacher and producer based in the UK. With over twenty years’ experience, my passion lies in physical theatre, circus and street arts. Participation has formed the centre for my work, whether by involving community & artists in the creative process or creating work that asks the audience to become involved. I enjoy the power of the arts to inspire and for people to be active participants in theatre, empowering them to realise their own creative potential.
My skills are many and varied and span arts and event management, production, design, teaching and performance. I am proficient in marketing, PR and business development, with skills in administration, web design and office management. My project management skills incorporate planning, budgeting, tour management & reporting. I am also a teacher, choreographer and director of dance, physical theatre and circus.
My portfolio of work has taken place across the globe, from New Zealand and Australia to the UK and Europe, from Central and South America to the islands of the Pacific.