The Idea is to exchange experiences and knowledge about the circus and its how it can be used as a teaching tool. We exchange these ideas directly with our circus-partners from the whole world, especially in Israel/Palestine. The magic of the circus opens a space for experiences and creativity. Through shared training with our partners, including joint workshops for kids, we can develop a feeling of community. Finally, we offer public shows that are chaotic bouquets of little artists and clowns celebrating their Art of Playing. We overcome cultural frontiers through the common language of circus arts: developing friendships and creating peaceful, human cooperation.
Those, interested in our codes of conduct and working methods follow this link: Code of conduct and working methods
All of us work as volunteers; we are financed by donation funds, member contributions, sponsor funds, fund raising events and subsidies. The attitudes of our sponsors and partners are important to us, so we pay special attention to their ethical, human rights, and environmental policies.
Since 2004, we conduct several youth and specialists exchanges in the Middle East and Germany. We work consiously with circus partners from Israel and the Palestinian Territories considering them indepently but conciuos of their cultural and political background.
Through the contiuity of our projects, a network of Organisations developed. The trustful partnership with all partner-organisations deepens with every little and big succes we enjoy together.
2007, we started a cooperation with Sinti & Roma and marrocanian Children on a suburb of Madrid. Every now and then, new ideas a coming up, just waiting for the capacities to be realized.
Our Partners in Israel/Palestine include::
- Jerusalem Circus,
- Israel Circus School (Kefar Yehoshua)
- and Maghar Circus (Maghar)
- Assirk Assaghir (Nablus),
- Street Circus (Jenin)
- and Shira'a (Deheishe, Bethlehem).
E-mail: anne.timm[at]circolibre[dot]net Karl Köckenberger
E-mail: koeckenberger[at]gmx[dot]de Comments and ideas about the website: Jean Peters