Education of actors and directors of circus and street theatre

11:00 — 18:00
Multimedia Centre of the Russian Museum 8 Inzhenernaya st., St. Petersburg

The first day of the conference is devoted to circus schools in the modern world.

Specialists from Europe, China and Russia will talk about training programs and projects. Topics of the discussion are:

  • The history of circus schools at the dawn of circus art;
  • Russian State Circus School — history and the present day;
  • Education of circus and theatre artists. Experience of Cirque du Soleil and Russian educational institutions;
  • From sports to acting, from circus tradition to new circus;
  • Chinese circus today;
  • Chinese circus school and its comparison with the Russian school;
  • How and what is taught in European circus schools;
  • Teaching circus performers at the Fratellini Academy;
  • Learning from the Portuguese school of circus;
  • Training artists in new circus.