Come for the Exponential Experience of “CLIMBING WALLS”:
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details-
HELLO! students of circus, performers of Circus and teachers of circus from Israel and around the World.
Welcome to the very first International Youth Circus Festival to be held in Akko Old City on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July 2011.
The theme of our action is many fold as we endeavor to embrace the total spectrum of human potential. We mean to be “CLIMBING WALLS” for three days and nights in the 5,000 year old port city. Showing that Circus people have the vision to see beyond the “CLIMBING WALLS” that separate us from a more enlightened and egalitarian society as a whole.
We choose ART to express the deep and rich emotional experience of existence. With this tool we encounter friendships of the most profound sort and dissolve the “CLIMBING WALLS” of fear and anger with the power of finding our LOVING HUMANITY with all, the place with out “CLIMBING WALLS” in our hearts.
Come and join us for the laughter and admiration as we join our community in Old Akko and do it right when working and playing together. The new Circus in Israel with and for the people….
Only the self transforming experience of “CLIMBING WALLS” can change the condition of our perception and just actions to one based on love…
so come one and all and join this experience with us
WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES:
We are gifted with an amazing array of assistance from every possible cultural direction. Every one involved to make this event happen believe strongly in the need to see creative community response to finding solutions and forgiving mistakes of growing understanding.
Performances will be given for free from Artists in order to ignite a significant impulse in action of the heart. There is an emergence to address in finding perfect moments that nourish and sustain our intent of good will with each other. Our effort to do this is group based where all bring their best to the city to be shared by all. Performances will be both in the Old City garden and on the sea front at the port of Akko old city.
Workshops are given at various levels of ability to personally integrate. Sessions are for beginners in the ART, people who are studying the ART and those who are practicing the ART and those who understand the use of the ART. Workshops take place in the magnificent “Knights Halls”, newly renovated from Crusade times and will present an interesting additive for tourists when they pass the activity.
Street theater is an important element in our 3 days where we will be in the market showing our wares like all the other vendors in form of workshop – performance.Youth and adult performers go to the Market and create an atmosphere with street life, children and their family’s, tourists and the market people in a synergy experience of lifting the spirit.
Special Over Seas guest Artists:
We are privileged to receive the professional circus artists that have given their time to this festival. With them we will be inspired and magically transported to a place with in ourselves that is free to move and express like true ARTISTS of the craft. The apparent ease of doing the impossible shows that we can aspire, nobly to our limits and beyond. Evening shows highlight circus reaching its best potential and showing the way for young Israeli artists to seek the dedication to perfect their own talent.
The street artists Market group will lead the people of Akko to the water front where our professional guests both from abroad and in Israel will open the spectacular of the Old Akko Artists Party on the 20th of July from 17.00 hrs.
Israel youth groups, artists, teachers and vendors…
We are inviting all youth groups from around Israel to come join the three days as workshop participants, street performers, spectators and community of friends in the art. Professional Israeli Artists are invited to come and offer your assistance and performance to Akko old city, teachers from around the country are invited to come to meet with your colleagues and gift youth with your circus knowledge, and vendors are invited to add your assistance by bringing your stuff to play with and offer to the public.
The Workshops & Accommodation & Meals..
The outline for workshops is based on experience level. Three groups are distinctly recognized for the intention of the “CLIMBING WALLS”morning and afternoon sessions. Beginners are people with a year or less training, students of Circus Arts with up to 4 years experience fall into the next group, and then Master classes are offered to senior students and professionals. 9 teachers will guide 9 groups in the morning and afternoon, covering the pillars of circus, Clown, Acrobat, Juggler and Dancer. At our morning Circle on the lawn of the garden students go with their trainers to the working area in the Knights Halls and around the garden. Each group will be no more than 15 participants and the Council of Circus Elders will look for balance in the groups. In the afternoon after lunch a shorter meeting on the lawn will decide afternoon activity in the same way.
Food will be provided by the local community & as such we must pay the cost of eating.
We are camping in a secure area inside the the garden complex so this will mean we must bring there, tents and sleeping bags and mats.
Arrive 18th July at 18.00 hrs for registration and accomadation
Daily: Breakfast from 7.30 to 8.45 hrs
Daily Circle: 9.00 to 10.00 hrs (announcements, warmup and break into groups for morning session)
Morning Class: 10.15 to 12.45 hrs in the designated areas (visitors may pass and watch the activity)
Lunch Break: 13.00 to 14.45 hrs (eat and rest)
Afternoon Meeting for all: 14.45 to 15.00 hrs ( select groups and go with trainer and short announcements)
Afternoon Class: 15.00 to 17.00 hrs (In the Knights Halls)
Happy Hour: (New Circus style) 17.30 to 18.30 (Social games to meet the participants of the Festival and create new friendships)
Dinner: 18.45 to 20.00 hrs
Every night from 20.00 to 23.00 hrs the Circus Party will be full with high level performance for participant involvement and the people of Akko and beyond. Full details of this will be given in the Festival….but to show you some of the Artists from over seas it is possible to follow the links below and see their style….
Le Lido http://photolosa.free.fr/dispophoto/lidoep2/
camilla theresa karlsen, norway: http://www.acrobamilla.no/ (Master Classes)
heather boothe, u.s.a: www.miraasaerial.com (Master Classes)
KENTON OWSLEY – USA
We are very proud to announce our sponsors and supporters for our first International Youth Circus Convention: