Resulting from a partnership between the National Centre for Dance Therapy and Cirque du Soleil, this training is based on the Cirque du Monde™ training program and has been adapted to include techniques from dance therapy, adapted dance et other art forms, to foster a more global vision of arts interventions.
The training in social circus and adapted dance is designed for:
All artists who wish to use their art for social interventions
Social workers wishing to develop their artistic practice to offer adapted services with vulnerable populations
Professionals from other fields who want to discover different approaches to arts interventions.
In 2020, the training will be structured as follows:
Perspectives on Social Art, an evening to better understand what social art is and learn about the training (January 23)
The three-day Social Art Training(March 27 - 29)
A series of workshops, each focusing on a specific theme (information will follow)
Thank you to all our participants in the 2020 edition!
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Perspectives on Social Art
The National Centre for Dance Therapy and the Cirque du Soleil will co-host a panel, during which they will present their training program and will introduce the guests to the concept of social art. During the evening, the participants will have the chance to learn more about the activities of various institutions in Montréal which use arts as part of their social intervention activities: four panelists will exchange on the best practices in the field. Later in the evening, more details about the social art training will be shared.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 At Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (1435 De Bleury Street, 1st floor)
Please note that the event will be in French.
Emmanuel Bochud, Manager, Public affairs and social responsibility, Cirque du Soleil
Amy Mailloux, Manager, National Centre for Dance Therapy, Les Grands Ballets
Pierre Vachon, Director, Civic Impact and Education, Opéra de Montréal
This three-day training program will provide artists and social workers with the tools to lead social interventions through art. During this experiential training, all participants will be invited to share their knowledge with the others, led by professional instructors with varied backgrounds.
We require that participants are present for the entirety of the training (3 days). Failure to do so will prevent the participants from obtaining the attendance certificate.
Introduction to social art (with a focus on social circus and adapted dance)
Global context of arts interventions
Different intervention approaches (methodology, pedagogy, ethics)
Social arts intervention activities and social objectives
From March 27 to 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (1435 De Bleury Street, Montreal, H3A 2H7)
The training is free.
We are no longer accepting applictaions. This event has ended.