Welcome to the show of these men and women who long ago left their fear behind….
We invite you to be “fearless” with us, to escape routine: to be nomads in infinite space…
Enjoy this playful moment with us, allow yourself to be carried away…
A Universe of dreams, of people with complexes, ready to make mistakes in order to
Learn… A music box that has the capacity to make a miracle….
Montse ( partner and co-star of Jaume from Circ-Cric spectacle)
Kenora Circus Kids is a program which is open to all youth ages 10 to 16 years of age. Using older youth instructors who have come up the ranks of the Circus program first introduced several years ago in Reddit, Ontario (through Jack Martin Supervisor, Community Support Services, William. W.Creighton Youth Services, Kenora, Ontario); these youth now instruct / role model for a new generation of circus participants. Participants learn:
§ Stilt walking
§ Plate balancing
§ Hula hooping
§ Hand drumming
§ Theatre arts
Thoughts on “Circus”
Circus is like a cherry or plum in the middle of the pie. It’s a very fun, play based medium that is a natural magnate for children & youth (and some of us adults too). Through this Circus medium the child/youth play, learn new skills and develops a sense of competency, achievement and self esteem through skill acquisition. It’s an enrichment energy based activity for children that impacts children in very positive fashion. Circus creates a very compelling environment for children.
How it works
The Kenora Circus Kids Program exists because of a multi – agency partnership between Kenora Association for Community Living, Child Development Centre and William. W.Creighton Youth Services. Community volunteers and agency committed staff help guide the program while, youth instructors instruct participants in the various Circus skill areas. The program offers participants a strong supportive network where they; in the company of their peers, involve themselves in performances of these newly acquired skills. Over the course of the program one is able to observe that this instructional-performance method is one of the crucial ingredients in building a renewed sense of confidence and personal esteem. Children and youth who are initially hesitant to perform quickly become less anxious and are then excited about involving themselves in performances.
The objective of the Kenora Circus Kids program is that every youth involved in the program would leave with memories of fun participation, new skills and abilities, but most importantly a belief in themselves and a strengthened sense of their own competence and ability. Ultimately, it’s the goal of the Kenora Circus Kids program that this renewed sense of competence and ability on the part of the student will manifest itself in their scholastic, personal and community endeavors.