Between 2005 and 2008, six European circus school directors met to discuss their work. They came to the conclusion that if they collaborated they had a wide range of competencies they could share to help develop the sector of youth and social circus. Eleftérios Kechagioglou, director of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, had over 15 years of experience working in southern Parisian suburbs, while Vincent Wauters, director of Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles had already started developing circus pedagogy. Taina Kopra, director of Sorin Sirkus had become a key actor in the development of youth circus in Finland. Together, they met Circus Elleboog, which had been involved in social circus since the 1950s. Once they all met, along with two other circus school directors (Zaltimbanq and Belfast Community Circus School), it appeared obvious that combining all of these competencies would be an essential step to...
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