Acro balance

Very interesting transitions, very impressive technique.

Stay coast, stay blogged.

Al

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Regular Circus Classes in Primary Schools

Here is an idea!

Why don’t have regular Circus Classes for your students!?

I have been part of many different realities, from schools that had me for just a one day workshop to schools that wanted an 8wks program. Plus, starting last year, I had the luck of being involved with Seacliff Primary School (in Seacliff… who would have guessed?? In South Australia) in a “Full year Circus Program”, where every class had and is having a Circus session every week.

I always knew how much Circus could be beneficial to both educators and kids, but it never stops to amaze me how many aspects Circus can teach and help the teachers with.

The most evident aspects are surely: balance, coordination, dexterity, flexibility, team-work, timing, just to list a few. Although, there is more. There are very important aspects in the Circus classes that might not be under the lens straight away.To be able to fully enjoy the experience, having fun and learning, it is required to show respect for yourself, the others, the equipment and the activity you are practising. Keep yourself safe, keep the others safe, keep the equipment safe. Even if we keep the activities as safe as possible, there is always an element of danger involved. Knowing it, recognising it and accepting it are all fantastic tools to help the kids improving and getting more mature.

Another important aspect is the fact of allowing a normal and relaxed physical contact in between the kids, by helping each other in balancing activities or by practicing acro-balance and human pyramids for example.

Although, I personally think that one of the most important aspects is the improvement of confidence and self-esteem you can notice in many kids. Many times I’ve been witnessing how the fact of getting able of doing something considered “hard” or “impossible” had possibly literally changed someone’s approach to life!

That is why I cannot recommend enough to be  sure you can give your kids, your students the opportunity to access such a powerful tool.

We got plenty of years of experience we can put at your service, so we can help you develop a program that can suit your needs. Find out what we can offer here.

Contact us and let us know what we can do for you.

Stay coast, stay blogged.

Alessandro Gavello

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Impro Dance

Rigorous study of the technique, discipline, focus.

Learn as much as you can, than forget about it… & let it happen. Yourself, your body at your service, ready to follow the impulse, straight from your spirit, from your heart, from your feelings, from the real self.

It is not about what you do: Circus, Dance, Acrobatics, Ice Skating, Painting, Drawing, … Fixing cars, Gardening etc…

It is you. It has always been you.

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Some tumbling pt4

With training you can achieve results…

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Some tumbling pt3

Here we are with more tumbling videos. Enjoy:

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Changing Education Paradigms

Something to think about…

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Italian Comedy becomes now very accessible to primary schools students in South Australia!

It is now sometimes we were proposing a new Commedia dell’Arte show, specifically designed for Primary Schools students,  that was not listed here yet. Not anymore, ladies and gentlemen.

Please find here below more details about it. If you have interests in different proposals, please feel free to browse around.

“CIRCOMMEDIA”

a performance with a mixed blend of Commedia dell’Arte, Circus and Magic.

Duration of the show: from 35 to 40 minutes plus Q&A time.

Fees for this performance: (in the Metro Area): $400 for the first 100 students plus $4 per additional student.

Using just one teaching performer (and a little audience involvement) “CIRCOMMEDIA” introduces up to 5 of the major Commedia dell’Arte characters (including servants, Masters, the Lovers and il Capitano). Within the structure of a show, new audiences are able to gain an introduction to this powerful and ancient performing art form.

Using physical comedy (slapstick), verbal gags (lazzi) in a semi-improvised form, this show leads the audience through the basics of Commedia dell’Arte and the basic building blocks it provided, and still provides, to modern western theatre.

Commedia dell’Arte resonates with all audiences because it’s based on the basic human necessities of our everyday lives. Everybody knows how it feels to be hungry, sleepy, greedy, tired, in love and all the other emotions that make us human. Of course this understanding varies and modified versions of the shows are presented to younger audiences.

This show is a perfect practical introduction to Commedia dell’Arte, especially for Drama and Italian students of all ages.

Find out more by clicking here!

Read here to know what they say about us and the quality we propose, then book us for your next event.

More proposals for Primary schools.

More details about shows and workshops for High schools.

If you are after something different, contact us to see if we can be of any assistance.

Stay coast, stay blogged.

Alessandro

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