Montreal Welcomes Next Generation of Innovators at the National Social Circus Gathering 

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Montréal Welcomes Next Generation of Innovators at National Social Circus Gathering 

Are you looking for an event to warm your heart during the cold Montréal winter? From January 17th through January 19th, 2020 the circus city of Montréal will become the big top playground for  Cirkaskina- A National Social Circus Gathering. It will be the first event of it’s kind for Canada.
During Cirkaskina, 150 marginalized youth representing 17 different communities in Canada from Nunavut to Vancouver will use their voices and physical skills to build bonds, entertain, and ultimately create community, social change, and a group manifesto. Though the three-day event will be making its debut, the organization behind the event, Cirque Hors Piste, has twenty-two years of knowledge and experience accrued. They are a Montréal-based social circus organization that uses circus arts to propose an alternative path to personal development for marginalized or at-risk youth as part of the global movement of arts for social change. The organization focuses its interventions on improving the individual well being of participants and the collective well-being of communities. ...
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Belinda Copeland

Belinda Copeland is a maker of sorts ,an actor and activist who currently lives in Chicago. She dances as BellaDonna, performing tribal world fusion bellydance. She’s a drummer in Chicago’s all woman identifying and non binary Glam marching band Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade. She has graced many of Chicago’s stages in musicals, theater and improv. She holds a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies with minors in Theater & Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. She has also studied abroad at the University of Erfurt, Carl Duisberg Centrum Berlin, and the Brecht Weigel Memorial Centre Berlin Germany and performed in theater, television and film while living there. She holds a certification of studies in Improv & Musical Theater Improv from ComedySportz Training Center Core Curriculum. In her free time she likes to hang with her smalls, write prose, short stories, and plays , read and play games.