SURREALE – surreal
The 2nd Open Call for the Residency Programme Surreale, closed on the 20th of March 2020.
It is called Surreale – residencies of contemporary circus”, a project of the Società Ginnastica di Torino to support the production and diffusion of contemporary circus. An international research centre composed of artists coming from all over the world, where art and freedom are the foundations to give a beginning to a work of creation and experimentation.
Inaugurated in 2018, the Surreale project supports three different typologies of residences:
ARTISTS WE ACCOMPANY is dedicated to young artists who have just finished their training in circus school and who are approaching the world of work with a lot of technical and artistic skills, a fresh and overflowing creativity, but little living work experience, little experience of the complexity of the daily process to actually produce a show.
ARTISTS WHO ACCOMPANY US concerns the artists already working in the sphere of contemporary circus, but subject to a new creation or new phases of their own artistic research. They are artists that we know and follow for quite some time, which we want to support the artistic career and that we choose with responsible consciousness, in order to accompany our path of residency, school and our audience.
SPACE OF FREE EXPERIMENTATION is dedicated to research projects whose aim is the experimentation of new forms and new artistic languages ; residences in which companies, artists, authors can “dare”, referring to the Latin meaning of the word that characterizes a period during which “by free choice there is no profitable activity”. A fertile moment outside productive dynamics and pressures.
For the year 2022 within “Artists we accompagny”, the Società Ginnastica di Torino / FLIC scuola di circo, responsible of the project Surreale – residences of contemporary circus, supported by the Italian Cultural Ministry and the Piedmont Region inside the project “Artists in territories”, promotes the open-call “Surreale UNDER 35” to individualize new circus projects to support within the activities of artistic residencies.
The aim of the open-call is to identify artist under 35 that know interpreting the circus language with multidisciplinary keys, through the interaction of various scenic and narrative languages.
The III edition of the Open-Call Surreale is open!
Projects have to be sent via email (modalities are illustrated in the text of the Open-Call) before and not after the 21st of March 2022 at time 23:59 GMT+1.
FLIC Scuola di Circo is a full member of the FEDEC (European Federation of Professional Circus Schools), a European and international federation of almost 70 members – from which 2/3 are circus schools, including professional, secondary and higher education courses, and 1/3 are organizations involved in information, research and support of circus arts, with premises in more than 20 European countries.
Founded in 1998 by the will of the first professional circus schools, FEDEC is committed to supporting the development and evolution of training, teaching and creation in the field of circus arts.
Since its foundation, it has collaborated with European networks supporting the development of training, education, creation and work in the field of formal and informal education (LLL-Platform), artistic education (EYCO, ELIA and AEC) and professional circus sector (CIRCOSTRADA).
Its members are key actors in their countries, developing training systems and contributing to the structuration of education on various levels. Thanks to its federated members and partners, FEDEC is a platform that represents more than 500 schools and centres (44 for secondary, professional and higher education, continuing education and e-learning and 350 centres of youth educational circus).
The FLIC Scuola di Circo is represented by Stevie Boyd in the meetings inherent to FEDEC.
In the last 8 years, the FLIC Scuola di Circo participated to two projects in partnership with the FEDEC, lead by the French Federation of Circus Schools (FFEC) and sustained by the European Commission and the Erasmus+ Programm, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships in Vocational Training, handled by the French agency Erasmus+ for education and training.
– “Creation processes with students: observation, analysis and testimonies based on the CIRCLE project”,
-“The role of the teacher in a creative process of the collective project of students”,
-“Creation process with professionals: observation, analysis and exchanges”.
Currently, the FLIC Scuola di Circo continues its collaboration with Europe being part of the new European project COSMIC – Co-creating and Sharing digital Methodologies in Circus education for the period 2020-2022. This collaboration project between the FEDEC and the FFEC is sustained by the European Commission and its program Erasmus+, and involves other 9 professional circus schools located in 7 countries.
The Italian Gymnastics Federation (FGI) organizes in collaboration with the Reale Società Ginnastica of Turin and FLIC Scuola di Circo the formative course of “Regional Technician – Health and Fitness of Aerobatic Aerobatics – 2nd level”.
Aerial acrobatics is a non-competitive activity that tends towards a certain artistic elaboration, both methodologically and expressively. The construction of sequences of technical movements is an integral part of aerial acrobatics, developed in relation to an artistic project, individual or collective, which can be finalized during the realization of artistic performances and shows.
This activity is now officially part of the disciplines recognized and practiced by the Italian Gymnastics Federation (FGI), thanks to the fundamental collaboration of the Reale Società Ginnastica di Torino on technical, didactic and structural aspects.
Roberto Carminucci, National Technical Director of Health and Fitness of the FGI, has appointed as Technical Responsible at national level for the formation of aerial acrobatics Matteo Lo Prete, director of the Reale Società Ginnastica di Torino and FLIC Scuola di Circo. In addition, all the formative modules take place in the historical building of the Reale Società Ginnastica di Torino, via Magenta 11.
The training course for “Regional Technician – Health and Fitness of Aerobatic Aerobatics – 2nd level” organized by the Italian Gymnastics Federation is available to all technicians who already graduated the 1st level of the federated activities : Masculine Artistic Gymnastics, Feminine Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Aerobics, GPT, Health and Fitness (Fitness Sector).
THE FORMATIVE PROGRAM PROVIDES LESSONS AND DETAILS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Historical introduction of circus acrobatics – artistic expression – research of the individual expressive movement – interpretation of the gesture – creative method – construction of the sequence – safety, environment, methodology and role of the teacher – general and specific physical preparation – structuring of lesson – planning, organization and periodisation – teaching methods – pre-acrobatics – technical references – assistance – specific technical preparation – prerequisites – learning methods – typical errors – focus on ascents, descents and figures for trapeze, rope, aerial hoop and silks.
Following the passing of the final exam, the candidate will receive the diploma of “Tecnico Regionale Salute e Fitness – 2 ° livello – Acrobatica Aerea” of the Italian Gymnastics Federation, recognized by the SNaQ – CONI (National Qualification System for Sport Technicians) and valid in all European countries.
For information and registration: email@example.com
(Regional Committee of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta)
FLIC Scuola di Circo is involved in the diffusion of the contemporary circus culture, particularly through co-productions and support for contemporary circus shows and festivals. Every year the school renews this commitment by hosting artistic residencies of companies that need spaces to work and hosting artists and teachers who come to school to teach and train.
Over the years, FLIC has supported various artists and companies, including : Cie BONSAI – Bonsai, Francesco Sgrò – Just another normal day, Duedà Company – Diverged, Compagnia Eia – Capas and InTarsi , La Burrasca – Obstinées, Cie Zenhir – Ah, com’è bello l’uomo, Laden Classe – 193 Problemi, Compagnia Roberto Magro – Silenzio , Fabbrica C, Magdaclan – Emisfero, ERA-Sonetto per un clown , Giulio Lanzafame – Yes Land , Andrea Loreni – Zen e funambolismo , Piergiorgio Milano – Pesadilla and White Out .
Furthermore, for years FLIC has collaborated with the International Circus Festival “Brocante” of Val Colvera and with the Dinamico Festival of Reggio Emilia.
FLIC Scuola di Circo supports the co-creation project involving students from circus schools who are partners of the Quinta Parete project > Circus Comunity, on a proposal born from the collaboration between ASD Giocolieri e Dintorni and APS Jaqulè, respectively project director and leader. The project is part of the Open Community call of the Compagnia di San Paolo, in partnership with the community of 14 other circus organizations active in the territory of Piedmont and Liguria, in collaboration with other educational institutions of national and international fame involved in the strategies of Audience Engagement.
Quinta Parete> Circus Comunity wants to systematize, deepen and make even more effective the strategies and processes of Audience Engagement initiated by the project partners within the territory, insisting on strengthening the communities created by the various circus schools and the communities (national, European, global and virtual) in which they operate.
The general objective is to build, broaden and consolidate the circus community, by promoting the dynamics of exchanges between the subjects involved in the network, in order to make them autonomous in the management of the initiatives launched, and which also includes the launch of new processes of cultural participation by the audience in terms of active involvement, co-programming and/or co-management.
Quinta Parete> Circus Comunity on the period January 2019 / September 2020, on the territories of Piedmont and Liguria, will activate tools, skills, opportunities for meetings, confrontation and collaboration between the project partners (10 schools of educational circus, 1 professional circus school, 3 educational circus festivals, 3 international contemporary circus festivals).
APS Jaqlè – Orbassano (Leader); ASD Giocolieri e Dintorni (Project Director), ASD Arcobaleno – Borgosesia; ASD Chapitombolo – Monale; ASD Società Ginnastica di Torino / FLIC – Turin; ASD Fuma che n’duma – Cavallermaggiore; ASD TeatrAzionE – Turin; ASD UP – Pocapaglia; A ss. Idea Agorà / Mirabilia Festival – Fossano; MagdaClan / My Circo – Montiglio Monferrato. In Liguria: ASD Circo Galleggiante – La Spezia; ASD sYnergiKa – Genes; Ass. Sarabanda / Circumnavigando Festival – Genes.
Quinta Parete> Circus Comunity is a project supported by the Compagnia San Paolo within the 2018 Open Community Call and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, as part of the “Progetto Quinta Parete”, supported by the FUS for the 2018-2020 triennial season.
With the company MagdaClan www.magdaclan.com, we won a call launched by WeWorld www.weworld.it for the dissemination of #ClimateOfChange www.climateofchange.info, the beautiful and ambitious project aiming to raise awareness and active young Europeans on the complex relationships between climate change and migratory phenomena.
The call provides for the creation of a contemporary circus show to be staged together with various collateral activities, in a tour from mid-June to mid-November, that will touch Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France and Belgium…
We are happy and proud to be able to contribute to this commendable initiative, making our skills available and accompanying the MagdaClan on a tour that will touch 10 European countries!
The company MagdaClan takes care of the show with its acrobats and musicians, while we organize the involvement of local circus school in the various countries with various collateral activities.
The project leader is WeWorld www.weworld.it
The Tour is cured by MagdaClan www.magdaclan.com and FLIC Scuola di Circo
In this great adventure, they will be with us :
ActionAid Hellas (AAH) www.actionaid.gr – Bulgarian Environmental Partnership Foundation (BEPF) www.bepf-bg.org – Hungarian Baptist Aid (HBAID) www.hbaid.org/hungarian-baptist-aid – SLOGA Slovenian Global Action www.sloga-platform.org – Buy Responsibly Foundation (BRF) www.ekonsument.pl – Finep forum für internationale entwicklung + planung www.finep.org – Instituto Marques de Valle Flor (IMVF) www.imvf.org – ALDA European Association for Local Democracy www.alda-europe.eu – European Environmental Bureau (EEB) www.eeb.org –Südwind www.suedwind.at
The first part of the production took place online while the live artistic creation began at the end of March, hosted in three precious places.
From March 27th to April 11th in the internal and external spaces of our Spazio FLIC, in the beautiful area of Bunker Torino https://variantebunker.com/, and thanks also to Surreale, a project supported by the Piedmont Region and the Ministry of Culture in the context of the Artists in the Territories program.
From 12th April to 12th May in Collegno, in the magnificent spaces of the Lavanderia a Vapore https://www.piemontedalvivo.it/lavanderia-a-vapore/, guests of the Piemonte dal Vivo Foundation as part of the Lavanderia a Vapore choreographic residences project.
From 24th May to 10th June in Rubiera, at the Emilia-Romagna Centro di Residenza dell’Emilia-Romagna – L’arboreto-Teatro Dimora | La Corte Ospitale http://www.corteospitale.org/
The show, still untitled, is building itself on the image of a collective migration.
The scenography, very important element, will be made of a complex structure, built from two semi-trailers which transform themselves into stages, surmounted by a crane that will be able to move performers and scenographic elements through the space.
The themes underlying the show will be evoked through the paradox, the excess, the absurd: this will make possible to maintain a high level of audience involvement throughout the show.
The live soundtrack will make use of numerous acoustic, electronic and self-made instruments to generate a wide and transversal soundscape.
The show will be a rough-looking creature, with a bewildered and visionary soul, with an immense and generous heart, it will speak in a paradoxical, almost unsettling way.
Along with the contemporary circus show, various activities are planned to address the theme of the climate crisis with local communities: participatory workshops, street guerrillas, workshops.
Approximate duration : 1h 20mn
Stage space : 25m x 30m
Minimum set-up area : 40m x 40m
An average of 500-1000 spectators per show
Direction: Petr Forman
Dramaturge, Artistic director: Flavio d’Andrea
Architect-Stage Designer: Francesco Fassone
Technical Director : Andrea Kubanksi
Giorgio Bertolotti, Circus artist (Clown, Circus Actor)
Elena Bosco, Acrobat (Hair suspension, Dance, Hand balancing)
Davide De Bardi, Acrobat (Hand balancing, Porté acrobatique)
Lucas Elias, Acrobat (Chinese Pole, Porté acrobatique)
Giulio Lanfranco, Acrobat (Ladder balancing, Porté acrobatique)
Tiphaine Rochais, Acrobat (German wheel, Acro-dance)
Daniele Sorisi, Acrobat (Acro-dance juggling)
German Carlo Larsen, Musician (Guitarist, Percussionist, Live-Electronics)
Marco Turconi, Musician (Singer, Composer, Live-Electronics)
Luca Ramon, Musician (Drummer, Bassist)
Achille Zoni, Musician (Multi-instrumentalist)
Sound Technician : Carlo Cottafava
Light Technician : Meron Celentano
Project Manager : Achille Zoni
Low Environmental Counselor : Tiziano Cattaneo
Tour Manager : Ilaria dalle Donne
Network of Circus School: Stevie Boyd (FLIC Scuola di Circo)
Focal Point Communication : Annalisa Bonvicini
Communication Team : Luigi Piga (FLIC Scuola di Circo), Rachele Ponzellini (WeWorld), Irene Leonardi (WeWorld), and all the local partner.
Engaging youth to understand the complex relationships between climate change and migration to create a movement of informed people, ready to change lifestyle and demand new development policies is the goal of End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change – in short #ClimateOfChange – the initiative funded by the European Commission under the DEAR programme (Development Education and Awareness Raising), which supports projects involving EU citizens in social, economic and environmental issues of global relevance.
However, changing one’s individual behaviour is not enough: it is necessary to create a European network of young people who work together to call for collective change, at local, national and European level. Joining forces to achieve this goal are 16 European organizations led by WeWorld – among which civil society organisations, universities and NGOs – who have been working since the beginning of 2020 to plan in synergy not only research and debates in schools and universities, but also a pan-European communication and awareness campaign, online and offline, which will affect millions of boys and girls aged 16 to 35 living in 23 EU member states.
WeWorld is an Italian independent organization operating in 27 countries, including Italy, to promote and guarantee the rights of women, children and local communities through development cooperation and humanitarian aid programs.
More info on www.climateofchange.info
This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of FLIC Scuola di Circo and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.