SOCIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL
SOCIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL
Sirkhane is a social circus school run by Her Yerde Sanat Derneği (Art Anywhere Association) Volunteers.
Sirkhane school is a place which gather Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic and refugee children. Students are playing, learning and teaching each other. Children have opportunities to collaborate and form friendships with young people from other countries and from different society and cultural backgrounds. In doing so, they manifest peace, harmony, open mindedness, diversity, accountability, and cheerfulness in their local and global communities.
CIRCUS HEROES NUMBERS ARE GROWING!
In the past three years, more than 600 kids benefited from our classes in Sirkhane, and more than 2000 youngsters took part in workshops all over Mardin region! Over 20.000 children watch the circus performances during Circus Festival. We animated free circus classes 5 days a week all year long, plus some intense summer and winter workshops, helping many new young circus artists to grow!
AND OUR REFUGEE CAMPS CIRCUS TEAM!
Sirkhane also started classes in refugee camps, for youngsters of Irak and Syria. We trained 35 youngsters in stilts and other circus arts. Everything started in the camps, but soon enough we could invite them to Mardin and Sirkhane, outside the refugee camps, to learn more, perform around and even start earning money from their art! We taught them how to teach and they started animated classes for other kids inside the camps! By now, at least 1000 children and youngsters in 3 refugee camps have learned juggling, hula-hoop & stilts thanks to them! With your help, they will keep progressing and become professional circus trainers and artists!
Circus workshops includes juggling with balls and with clubs, hula hoop, stilts, poi, human pyramids, diablo, riding on monocycle, slackline, ropewalk, hand standing, gymnastic. Now Sirkhane students started teaching other refugee kids and local youth of Mardin. They continue improving their skills and in future become professional circus trainers and artists!
Every day in Sirkhane is bringing new improvements. From time to time students are making small performances for each others at the end of the lessons to show and share what they learned. Modest juggling equipment, colorful tissues and one old acordeon are enough to create the feeling of big event. Wearing clown nose releases from the stage fright. Smiling audience encourage to play and enjoy. These few seconds on the stage is making each child more self-confident and excited to continue circus trainings