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European program for basic circus training

cate PROJECT – European program for a basic circus trainer

Assisted by an EU Grundtvig Grant, and in cooperation with the European Youth Circus Organisation (EYCO) 10 European youth circuses created the project cate – Circus Adults Training in Europe Click here if you want to find out why and how.

On this page you will find also the people who took part in the first cate course, organized as part of the PEYC project. They now have the experience of going through this program and could assist you setting up a cate course in your country.

Working Method

Starting point were the job level descriptions developed by an EYCO working group. Based on these descriptions the choice was made to focus the training program on the basic level. The next step was to clearly define the competencies of a basic circus trainer. Talking through teaching manners, pedagogical methods and sharing experience within small working groups, it became clear that there were many possible ways of nurturing a learner towards gaining these competencies.
It became clear that to create a trainer program format suitable to the needs of every European country was difficult, and that trainers should be able to tailor the program to fit their particular needs.
Therefore two different formats were developed:

A ready-made day-to-day program – cate Handbook starting at page 17


a modular program –  cate Handbook starting at page 33

Meet the cate-experts, ready to bring cate to your youth circus!


cate TEACHERS    
Tommaso Negri Italy tommaso.negri@gmail.com
Petra Maki-Neuvonen Finland makineuvonen@gmail.com
Isabel van Maele Belgium isabel.vanmaele@edpnet.be
Andrea Martinez Calzado Spain cirkulando@yahoo.es
Rob Thorburn UK rob@circusalba.co.uk
Ben Hyde UK feel_da_force@hotmail.com
Javi Amigo Spain javimalabaracirco@gmail.com
Julian Cottenie Belgium diabolo@live.be
Mie Rose Clemens Denmark Mieclemens89@gmail.com
Mikkel Winther Jørgensen Denmark MenigWinther@gmail.com
Marta Rudnicka Denmark m.rudnicka2@gmail.com
Peter Christian Jørgensen Denmark petersvendborg@gmail.com
Trine Fryba Lund Christensen Denmark Lulu260294@gmail.com
Lena Biedlingmaier Germany lena@biedis.de
Eemi Jämbäck Finland eemi.jamback@gmail.com
Finn Carragher Ireland help@belfastcircus.com
Katharina Gruener Italy ina-gruener@hotmail.com
Aryen Bhagirath Netherlands A.V.Bhagirath@hotmail.com
José María Franco Rodríguez. Spain franco.marjo@gmail.com
Laura Pérez Spain laurapeju@gmail.com
Pol Vives Spain polvives@hotmail.com
Violeta Alcázar Domingo Spain violetalcazar@gmail.com
Anna Rubio Manresa Spain acirkaos@gmail.com
Naomi Stiefel Switzerland j_r_stiefel@sunrise.ch
Will Borrell UK willborrell@hotmail.com
Liza Ryan UK lizaorangelabonche@gmail.com