This site now acts as an archive only. For the latest news, opinion, blogs and listings on disability arts and culture visit disabilityarts.online.

Disability Arts Online

> > > Cirque Nova Blog

Circque Nova: another year, another project - against the odds

1 March 2010

Blog

circus skills performer

In November 2009 we finished our first project of training young Disabled people, combining them with a second group of homeless youths. The interaction between the two groups was a great success. We called the project ‘Stellar’ and afterwards produced a show that involved both the Colombian teachers and the students – some of whom ended up performing 70 feet in the air, suspended from a crane! We were only able to showcase the project once at a Youth Centre in Leytonstone...

Comments: 0

The first showcase of Cirque Nova's Stellar - 19 September, 3pm at Pastures Youth Centre, Davis Lane, Leytonstone - Waltham Forest, London E11 3DR.

28 August 2009

Blog

It is the first showcase of our group Stellar who have been training over 9 months to get to a good level of skills. They will be showcasing their work for an audience. 12 disabled people and 3 members of Centrepoint (homeless) combined with their teachers and other professional circus and dance artists, in a high altitude creation. The event is free of charge but as we're a non-for-profit organisation all donations are welcome and we'd like adults to leave a minimum of £10 if possible. Please...

Comments: 0

Open Rehearsal for next stage of Stellar on Saturday 25 July

20 July 2009

Blog

Just a reminder that Cirque Nova Limited is holding a open Rehearsal of our show STELLAR as part of the Cultural Olympiad on Saturday 25 July from 11am - 5pm. This rehearsal is to showcase the training that 12 people with disabilities and 3 young service users of CenterPoint have done over the last 7 months, and now have achieved enough level as to create this show combined with their teachers and other professional circus artists from Circus Space in London and from Circolombia In Cali...

Comments: 0

Cirque Nova goes Stellar

26 May 2009

Blog

It has been nearly six months since we started training and gosh so much has happened. I was meant to keep a regular blog but that has somehow not happened, so am going to explain what we have been doing. We started the Stellar training project at the end of January 2009. Our aim was to train a group of disabled people in a range of circus skills. We started our training at the Circus Space in central London. The venue was very nice, and the training was very accessible to everyone. The group...

Comments: 0