The art of circus is being used to break down communication barriers for adults and children with intellectual disabilities.
Jamie Moore, an international social arts facilitator, teaches open classes for people with intellectual disabilities at Westside Circus and upstart joined in. Jamie started the class by telling students to stick their tongues out and point in every direction while humming the Mission Impossible theme song.
The reactions were priceless.
Giggling, a student said, “But it isn’t nice to stick your tongue out!” Jamie laughed, explaining that this activity was an exception. Jamie believes that circus is more than just parlour tricks. It is actually a serious developmental tool designed as good fun.
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