Kurssit: ARTiculate Circus 2 – Developing methods of teaching circus practise in the Baltic-Nordic region

BNCN is interested in articulated in how the Baltic and Nordic region can work together to develop circus education and its’ relationship with artistic thinking. As a result, we are hosting two workshops for circus teachers.

The first took place in Riga in October 2018. The second will take place in Helsinki on the 18th and 19th of February 2019. Registration for workshop 2 is still open.  (8.1.2019) A few places available – free to register for Circus pedagogues based in Baltic-Nordic countries

The workshop in Helsinki runs over two full days. It’s aimed towards those with 3+ years of circus teaching experience and who are in a position to implement their skills immediately in their own country.

ARTiculate Circus Workshop 2 is lead by Mikko Rinnevuori (FI) on his method of Open Level Teaching.

Open Level is a method developed by Mikko Rinnevuori which uses the mixing ages, abilities and other multipliers together as a strength towards the individuals’ development.

In this workshop, Mikko will show how this is possible, explain why this method prefers diversity as opposed to the ‘same’ signifiers in the same class and discuss why groups should or should not be arranged according to ability.  Mikko will also go through working in pairs, the impact of peer group work and the roles of teachers. This is a very practical workshop with some theory to back up the concept.

Workshop place: Parkourakatemia, Helsinki
Dates: 18-19th of February
Times: 10-17:00 both days (coffee and arrival 9.30 day one)
The workshop is free to attend and lunch is provided on both days.

1. You need to be a circus teacher with minimum 3 years experience of teaching
2. You need to be based in a country in the Baltic-Nordic region; Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Iceland. For this workshop, Baltic states have priority to attend.
3. You need to be able to implement what you are taught in this workshop immediately – meaning you need to be active as a  circus teacher and have the ability to structure your own lessons or influence the way circus is taught in the place you teach.

Read more and find a link to the registration form at the website of the Baltic Nordic Circus Network.