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  • 15 Mar 2013 12:35 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)
    Managing Director

    Wise Fool New Mexico is seeking a Managing Director to work in partnership with the Artistic Director for our non-profit, quick-paced, office and company. They must be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and program support tasks as well as be able to work
    independently with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate must work well with a wide range of clients, be able to prioritize, maintain good organization skills, be flexible and enjoy the daily administrative challenges of supporting a small office of diverse programs and people.

    Part- time, experience required. Please send resume to: noquisibug@gmail.com.

    For more information on Wise Fool New Mexico, please visit: www.wisefoolnewmexico.org

    Phone calls may be directed to Amy Christian at 505-699-9574. .
  • 14 Mar 2013 10:57 AM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)
    The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts is happy to announce A Professional Preparatory Program!
         
    Beginning Sept.2, 2013, The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA), in Seattle, Washington, will be offering to a select number of Circus Arts enthusiasts the opportunity to train in a professional Circus School atmosphere for the school year 2013-14.
         This training will be for those young adults who want to take Circus Arts training to the next level, whether that be performance or to audition to a multi-year circus program. The training will be intense, but safe and progressive. The course work is 35 weeks of 30 hours per week.
         The program will cover all aspects of Circus, but the focuses will be on Acrobatics and Aerial. Acrobatics will include handstands, tumbling, trampoline, tumbl-trak, partner acro and pyramids.
        Aerial will include trapeze, rope, fabric, hoop and Chinese pole. Of the 30 weekly hours, 10 hours per week will be divided between movement and theater.
         Movement will include classical and modern dance (with a circus flair), as well as urban and acro-dance. Theater will include character development, solo and group performance, mask performance, improv work and reaction to and interaction with an audience.  Prospective students will need to find housing, although SANCA has a large network of students and staff who are open to roommates.
         SANCA is a non-profit Circus Arts school that has been in operation since Jan. 2004. It has a population of over 850 class students and 150 drop in or workshop students per week. It has over 25,000 square feet of training space and offers all the major circus disciplines. This includes a sprung tumbling floor, multiple trampolines, over 20 aerial points with a 23’ ceiling, and a full flying trapeze. SANCA has an air-sprung dance floor with a wall of mirrors.
         For more information, and to receive a full application e-mail Chuck Johnson at:
             cj@sancaseattle.org or office@sancaseattle.org
        and visit the SANCA website:
             www.sancaseattle.org
  • 06 Feb 2013 11:53 AM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)

    Circus minimus is looking for a used circus bike that can hold 5-7 people. Contact kevin@circusminimus.com if you have one to share or sell, or if you make this kind of thing.

  • 21 Nov 2012 8:55 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)

    An Invitation to Knitters

    You are invited to submit a knitted piece for an exhibit connected to an exciting new circus performance called “Knitting Peace” by Swedish contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkör.

    We would like to have white knitted objects sent to us from all over the world. The knitted item can be anything – socks, small samplers, swatches, abstract items, etc. The only rule is that it must be white. We would also like each knitter to include the answers to the three questions below and send them with your submission. There will be an exhibition in the foyer of the theatre where we will display the knitted object and the answers.

    What are you striving for?

    Why do you knit?

    Is it possible to knit peace?    

    For more information about this amazing project, go tohttp://www.cirkor.se/?language=en

    http://www.facebook.com/KnittingPeaceCirkus

    A poster is attached for printing and forwarding. 

    All submissions must be received by February 1, 2013 and should be mailed to our  United States  knitting ambassador.

    Lori Cohen

    10 Crosby Court

    Cortlandt Manor ,  NY   10567

    Questions? Email loricohen@optonline.net

    Download the poster here to post in your studio or share!

     


  • 17 Oct 2012 10:38 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)

    Circus Class Study

    Do you take circus classes? Do you want to help make circus classes better?


    We’re doing research on what youth think about circus class. We want

    to know what youth like, what they want to change, how it’s different

    from other activities and hear some stories about circus class. Youth

    who participate would answer survey questions and talk to a researcher

    about their circus classes. A researcher may also ask to watch a class

    to get a feel for a program.


    This study will be used in the researcher’s master thesis on circus

    education to help the field better understand how youth experience

    circus class.


    This research is anonymous (no one has to know who you are) and

    voluntary (no one has to do it). If you are interested in

    participating, please contact the researcher below. Thank you!


    Sonja Harpstead

    M.A. Candidate for Circus Education for Social Change

    Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University

    Contact Information:

    21-16 35th St., 3H

    Astoria, NY 11105

    Phone: 651-271-8937

    Email: sonja.harpstead@nyu.edu


    For the official poster click here.  Feel free to post it in your space or share with friends to spark interest!

  • 06 Aug 2012 4:33 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)

    Circus Class Study!

    Do you teach circus classes? 

    Do you want to help make circus classes better for everyone?

    We’re doing research on kids in circus classes. We want to know educators think about youth in circus classes. Educators who participate in this study would talk to a researcher about their circus education experiences. A researcher may also ask to watch a class to get a feel for the program.

    This research will be used in the researcher’s master thesis on circus education to help the field better understand how youth experience circus class.

    This research is voluntary and can be anonymous for the educator’s comfort. If you are interested, please contact the researcher below.

    For the official call for participants click here.

    Thank you!

    Researcher:

    Sonja Harpstead

    M.A. Candidate for Circus Education for Social Change

    Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University


    Contact Information:

    21-16 35th St., 3H

    Astoria, NY 11105

    Phone: 651-271-8937

    Email: sonja.harpstead@nyu.edu

  • 02 May 2012 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    The 2012 Educators Conference is coming soon. We already have 53 workshops  scheduled so far for the EdCon! Check out the list of workshops here, or a detailed list with descriptions and presenter bios here.

    Don't forget, the EdCon is August 31-September 3 hosted by the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Anyone teaching circus should be sure to attend!

  • 27 Apr 2012 10:36 AM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)

    Circolombia, The youth circus troupe from Columbia performs. Part of the Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America festival, which brings performance art to the streets of Washington from May 6 to May 12. 6 p.m. May 8, Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. Tickets, 800-444-1324; information, 202-467-4600.


  • 26 Apr 2012 2:30 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)
    2012 EdCon host and Pyramid Partner member SANCA is participating in the Seattle Foundation Give Big initiative.  

    For one day, the Seattle Foundation is holding a mass contribution drive for around 900 Seattle area non-profits. SANCA is one of them, and the Foundation will match a certain proportion of the total for each organization based on their total ranking. 

    Visit the Seattle Foundation website on May 2nd ONLY, and your donation to SANCA will be stretched, thanks to a stretch pool from The Seattle Foundation and other local sponsors.

    For more info check out the press release here.
  • 23 Apr 2012 1:54 PM | Amy Cohen (Administrator)
    Simply Circus will be hosting an open meeting in Newton, MA on Friday April 27, 2012 starting at 10am to offer the community a chance to discuss guidelines for minimum qualifications for aerial teachers.  If you plan to attend in person, please RSVP to stacie@simplycircus.com.  If you would like to attend via phone, please see the information below. For those interested in better understanding the relationship between AYCO and Simply Circus, please read the setting standards for teachers article. 


    For those attending via telephone...

    Call: (712) 432-1001
    Access Code:  448456829#

    We will open the conference call at 10:00am, and conference in to the live meeting at about 10:15am.  

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