FEDEC Celebrates 20 Years of Circus Arts Training, Education, and Development - CircusTalk

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FEDEC Celebrates 20 Years of Circus Arts Training, Education, and Development

In April 2018, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC), headquartered in Brussels, is celebrating 20 years of connecting circus arts directors, educators, and students through its network of approximately 57 member organizations. Their celebrations are timed perfectly to coordinate with the new ESAC building and the ongoing year long celebration of circus deemed Focus Circus in Brussels.
About FEDEC Prior to the founding of FEDEC in 1998, European circus arts professionals and organizations existed independently and had very few ways to connect and share information easily. Recognizing the benefit of a central organization, FEDEC was informally created by three schools: Circus Space, Cnac, and ESAC, with the goal providing “…Open discussions and a horizontal flow of information, knowledge, and expertise.” The fledgling group began by inviting three professional circus schools to join and, in 2000, welcomed Carampa and Die Etage as new members. Circus Talk interviewed Isabel Joly, FEDEC’s General Coordinator, on the organization’s past and its future. ...
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Tracie Bedell

Tracie E. Bedell is a freelance writer living in Chicago, Illinois.