Circus is about far more than learning new skills - though shouts of "I'm doing it!" are the biggest reward from our students.
The bonkers band meet weekly during term time to improve skills and create performances pieces for community events and inhouse productions. Movez Maniax is North Devon Theatres' Youth Circus for young people aged 8 to 16, incorporating skills such as Box Top, acrobatic dance, acrobalance, stilt walking, clowning and equilibristics.
As well as the practical skills involved with circus performance our young people learn to work as a team, commit time to projects and sessions, make judgements with regard to their own health and safety and that of others, work creatively to develop their own routines, develop leadership skills through peer to peer support, learn to identify, accept and offer constructive criticism, participate in their communities and support other charities through performances, drop in workshops, site animation and demonstration.
We have also been known to roll in the mud while doing contortion at Festivals and throw paint, water and slosh at each other…..that’s just the way we roll!
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