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Years of work and passion, dedicated to the circus training and encloses in itself artistic, athletic, pedagogic, social and recreative shades, have produced great results. Launched in 2002, the FLIC professional training course pursues, amplifies and improves an ever-growing program of professional artistic training inherent to the arts of contemporary circus.

The main goal of FLIC continues to be the individual student and their training. The whole project revolves around multiple possibilities and methodologies of teaching, learning, satisfaction and growth.

The complete course aims to give the student a solid training on the fundamental subjects of contemporary circus, the learning of the basics and the deepening of circus disciplines, along with the capacity of auto-management. This process is made through assets of project, relationships and organisation skills, to then determine the specialization of every student and reach a complete training to face up a career in the world of contemporary circus.

Current training programs (acceptance following auditions, made annually in the month of July):

First year

The formative run of the 1st year plans: improving  general and specific physical preparation, properly learning the basics of ground acrobatics, study of classical and contemporary dance, circus actor lessons ; group  work on stage starting from the creative movement with the help of teachers and directors; choice of the specialty which will be deepened during the 2nd year.  

Second year

The student initiates artistic research using the technique of their own circus equipment, which is defined metaphorically as ” looking for one’s own home”. That is, each student is encouraged to look for their own way of using, living and perceiving the circus equipment. Furthermore, they work with creation and representation, laying the foundations for their personal artistic project.  Pursued at the same time are the studies of physical preparation, acrobatics, dance and theatre.  

Mandatory attendance: 2 years (1st year: October-June / 2nd year: September-June)   

Lessons: the hour load corresponds to about 1300> 1400 hours per year 

Schedule of Practical subjects: Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm 

Free training: Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (at the Spazio FLIC)

Schedule of Theoretical subjects: variable annually according to the program

Presentations and shows

  • “Circo in Pillole – Prove d’artista”: collective study on the scenic act (public monthly presentations – from November to April)
  • 1st year: end-of-year collective show
  • 2nd year: end-of-year collective show and personal project presentation

The mission of the Mise Ă  Niveau is to provide a solid foundation of physical preparation, ground acrobatics, classical and contemporary dance, and circus actor lessons.

The focus is on individual work to ensure that the student can prepare to face a formative path of contemporary circus, providing all the necessary tools to undertake a career path specializing with other circus training centres.

Mandatory attendance: 1 year (October-June) 

Lessons: the hour load corresponds to about 1300> 1400 hours per year 

Schedule of Practical subjects: Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm 

Free training: Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (at the Spazio FLIC)

Schedule of Theoretical subjects: variable annually according to the programming 

Presentations and shows

  • “Circo in Pillole – Prove d’artista”: collective study on the scenic act (public monthly presentations – from November to April)
  • End-of-the-year collective show

The training program provides a deep study of the circus discipline chosen, enriched with lessons in physical preparation, acrobatics, dance and theatre. The ultimate goal is the deepening and consolidation of physical and technical skills in regards to one’s own discipline, while at the same time improving upon stage skills with internationally recognized teachers in the world of contemporary circus.

Mandatory attendance: 1 year (October-June) 

Lessons: the hour load corresponds to about 1300> 1400 hours per year 

Schedule of Practical subjects: Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm 

Free training: Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (at the Spazio FLIC)

Schedule of Theoretical subjects: variable annually according to the programming 

Presentations and shows

  • “Circo in Pillole – Prove d’artista”: collective study on the scenic act (public monthly presentations – from November to April)
  • Presentation of a short-format artistic project

The training program provides a focus on an individual artistic project specific to the student. The development of the project will be accompanied and monitored by a tutor throughout the year: the objective is the staging creation of a short version of the personal artistic project. The formative course will be enriched with lessons in physical preparation, acrobatics, dance and theatre. Each student will have access to specific lessons based on their own artistic and technical needs. 

Mandatory attendance: 1 year (October-June) 

Lessons: the hour load corresponds to about 1300> 1400 hours per year 

Schedule of Practical subjects: Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 4.45 pm 

Free training: Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (at the Spazio FLIC)

Schedule of Theoretical subjects: variable annually according to the programming 

Presentations and shows

  • “Circo in Pillole – Prove d’artista”: collective study on the scenic act (public monthly presentations – from November to April)
  • Presentation of a personal artistic project

AUDITIONS

Selections will be held from the 7th until the 11th of JULY 2020.

Auditions for the Training Course for Contemporary Circus Artist to access to:

  • Mise Ă  Niveau
  • Two-year Course
  • Third technical year
  • Third artistical year

 

Selections are available to every candidate aged between:

  • 16-24 years for the preparatory year ” Mise-Ă -Niveau”   
  • 16-24 years for the Two-year Course training, in particular the candidate must demonstrate good physical abilities and expressive potential in dance and acrobatics
  • 25-30 years for the 3rd Technical year, it is necessary to have the basics of dance and acrobatics at an average / good level and a good technique in a circus discipline. For the 3rd artistic year, a description of the candidate’s own artistic project is required.

*(possible exceptions at the discretion of the pedagogical direction)

 

PHYSICAL TEST

Physical preparation and flexibility:   

  • Pull-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Leg lifts suspended at the stall bars
  • Handstand
  • Left split
  • Right split
  • Center split
  • Sitting position, bending of the torso with open legs on the floor (at 90 °)
  • Sitting position, bending of the torso with legs together on the floor
  • Bridge

 

ACROBATIC TEST

For all candidates

  • Front roll, Backwards roll
  • Cartwheel
  • Handstand – front roll
  • Roundoff
  • Front handspring
  • Acrobatic movements of your choice

Optional

  • Roundoff – Back handspring
  • Fronttuck
  • Backtuck
  • Roundoff – Back handspring – Backtuck

WORKSHOPS OF ACROBATICS, DANCE AND CIRCUS ACTOR

In these workshops the following skills are evaluated: coordination, bodily awareness, stage presence, listening skills, movement skills and use of space, memorization of a sequence, concentration, ability to play and work in a group.

 

COLLECTIVE LESSONS

During the selections, group lessons will be organized that will serve to ensure a subsequent evaluation. The jury will evaluate during the tests what type of collective lesson the candidates will have to participate in.

 

STAGE PRESENCE TEST: free presentation of 4 minutes maximum 

This test will evaluate how the candidate acts on stage, with or without the circus equipment, on the technical and artistic abilities and attitudes.

Each candidate will therefore present their own elaborate number, up to 4 minutes maximum. The presentation is free, the candidate will be able to use accessories, personal items and recorded music. The music must be brought in MP3-format on a USB key or phone. 
For the presentation the candidate will be able to use the equipment of the school. In the case of personal equipment, the candidate must send all the certifications within the established deadlines.

 

INTERVIEW WITH THE TEACHING TEAM

 

DURATION OF TESTS

The presence of candidates is required throughout the entire period of the selections.
Candidates will be divided into groups according to the number of participants.

 

THE AUDITION PROGRAM MAY BE SUBJECT TO VARIATIONS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

AMA
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The Amateur courses are for everyone: adults, teenagers and children. It provides the opportunity to approach the circus world and to learn the various disciplines in a fun and direct way, in order to improve one’s own inner balance and physical tonicity.

With a specially developed program, even the smallest (3-5 years old) will be able to get closer to this wonderful art form! A leap into the world of circus through juggling and balance to transmit to the mini-artists the passion for circus, with a particular attention to the motor and emotional development of young students.

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Juggling and balancing disciplines with acrobatics are fascinating instruments to get into the wonderful world of circus. The course provides two lessons per week of one hour. On request, the course frequency can be increased.

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This course is designed for children who want to cling to the aerial fabrics. Young people will be able to use this fascinating equipment thanks to the use of legs and arms; with the development of concentration, coordination and balance, they will be able to perform increasingly complex, spectacular and fanciful movements, arriving precisely to aerial acrobatics. They too will have the opportunity at the end of the year to present a performance in front of an audience during the end-of-year shows.

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Activity dedicated to teenagers, it naturally follows and deepens the circus classes dedicated to children (6-12 years). It puts at the base of the work learning by having fun, and mental and physical improvement through disciplines such as juggling, acrobatics, hand-to-hand (couple acrobatics), and balance, offered in three weekly courses. In a context of a group and sharing, growing individually is one of the strong points of this activity, which come to be reinforced later at the end-of-the-year show in front of a “real audience”.

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A different and original way of doing physical activity, to acquire skill and knowledge of one’s own body while also stimulating creativity and imagination. In circus, each discipline acquires a fragile and imaginary character after having gone through technique and sacrifice; aerial disciplines, the Chinese pole and hand-to-hand (partner acrobatics) are useful tools for strengthening one’s self-esteem, developing self-confidence and trust in others, overcoming one’s own limits and hidden fears. Students are also given the opportunity to perform on stage what they experienced during the course.

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The course is dedicated to the learning of both pre-acrobatics and more complex movements, through exercises performed in a gymnastics gym, to get out of the daily routine. A physical activity that helps to recover the ability to move with agility in an original way, different from the usual, and not traditional.

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A course to learn the basic technique or to improve upon more advanced figures according to each person’s own technical level. The discipline of balancing on the hands combines strength, lightness, flexibility and great coordination. It is at the base of all acrobatic activities. During the course technical elements and figures with two arms will be studied and proposed; and for those who want it, they will begin to learn handstands with one arm, without forgetting a specific physical preparation work to provide the necessary means for the technical study.

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SPECIALIZATION
WORKSHOPS

Specialization workshops dedicated to amateurs, students and professionals of performing arts. 
The initial concept is to share the training opportunities dedicated to the students of the professional program of FLIC, making them available to all who need it for training, to consolidate their own technique, or to acquire new tools in the field of creation. Each workshop lasts two days (Saturday and Sunday) and will be held by FLIC trainers, teachers from the leading European circus schools, contemporary circus artists and internationally renowned dancers.

All appointments, which have limited places available, take place in Turin in the Reale SocietĂ  Ginnastica (via Magenta 11 – 10128) or Spazio FLIC (via Niccolò Paganini 0/200 – 10154). For any information or booking, call +39 011 530217 or write an email to booking@flicscuolacirco.it

Discounts are provided for: participation to several workshops, students of the Atelier Fisico Philip Radice, students enrolled in circus schools registered with the Italian National Registry Scuole di Circo Ludico Educativo and school members of the FEDEC.

The Reale Società Ginnastica di Torino with its project FLIC Scuola di Circo has been active for years in the training of children and adolescents as well as in leisure sports for people of all ages, with the many courses of various disciplines organized on site, and through projects to approach circus arts with primary and secondary schools. During the workshops offered, circus techniques are used as an alternative educational strategy, capable of increasing the expressive and artistic ability of children and adolescents. It generates a social development process with an artistic prospective. Within this space of fun, training, rules, points of reference, and values ​​of social importance are transmitted such as solidarity, respect and trust. These promote a better social integration and facilitate team work. Ultimately, circus becomes a tool of socialization and education of primary importance. This work methodology, in other words, facilitates the creation of a process of self-esteem, which allows young people to follow with greater ease the professional path as artists, supervisors and finally as citizens.

The programming of workshop activities is customized according to the requirements and requests of the institutions themselves.