Singabanye Social Circus
Singabanye Circus is a HOLISTIC arts based education programme that is dedicated to skills development and community empowerment.
The program provides circus arts education to 15 secondary schooling students (14-20 years of age) from under resourced communities. The 2 year multi – disciplinary curriculum is developed by professional artists from around the world including Chile, Mexico and England.
All training will conducted at the Cirk – an exemplary studio in Wynberg with access to world class cirque equipment.
A well-rounded program is required to build highly skilled and employable cirque artists and performers. In addition to the intense training, the participants will be picked up and drop off from a safe pickup point in the community. Healthy meals and snacks are provided during training hours. Students will also have regular check-ups with qualified practitioners to monitor mental and physical well-being
After the completion of the program, beneficiaries will have developed proficient cirque skills to teach / perform within this industry. They will be exposed to a greater network of clients, where they could seek further training or be exposed to job opportunities.
Jozi Circus School aims to be a self-sustaining organisation. There are several projects that the organisation runs to generate funds.
These projects include:
- Adult classes – Circus classes offered to the general public.
- MiniCirk – Circus classes tailored specifically to children as an alternative
and fun form of fitness.
- Professionals’ Training Program – Classes aimed at artists who wish to pursuit a career of teaching or performing in the entertainment industry.
- Spotlight Talk – A concept that infuses the knowledge of seminars with the
creativity of art. It is a platform where speakers are free to express their views,
share knowledge and exchange ideas. All talks are accompanied by an artistic interpretation of their words.
All these projects have the ability to generate income, but they all rely on the availability of instructors and performers. The Singabanye Project will add to this self-sustaining system by increasing the capacity to expand these projects.