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circus. travel. dance. craft. permaculture. healing arts. desert magic.

suren seneviratne for dent de man // ss 14 lookbook

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Today is my last day in Turkey…what a journey it has been!

The kids at our social circus school performed in their first student show yesterday, and their friends and family were absolutely amazed by the things they learned. This morning, all of the students surprised me when I entered the school by waiting for me in a line and cheering “thank you!!” in English, Turkish, Kurdish, and Arabic…I was so overwhelmed and couldn’t stop myself from crying.

Before the kids left for the day, we sat in a circle to reflect on our work so far. These check-ins always take a very long time because everything must be translated between 3 different languages, but it’s my favorite part of being here.

One young girl said that she was very excited to see another girl performing on stilts, because it meant that any girl could do it. She’s going to try walking on stilts in class now.

A boy that we taught to walk on stilts thanked us for catching him when he started to fall and encouraging him to try walking again…that he was able to face his fears and do something he didn’t think he would ever be able to do.

A young boy who was not able to attend classes regularly remarked on how proud and excited he was to see his friends performing on stage.

Another student said that it was amazing for her to see their show bring together people from so many nationalities and religions, and to see everyone working together in harmony.

It has definitely been challenging living and working in rough conditions, and it’s going to be an uphill battle for a few weeks getting back into shape for training. I have lost a lot of weight and strength, since it was just not possible to take care of myself the way I am usually able to. I have so much egotistical investment attached to my training, so I think it was truly healthy to be forced out of that part of myself…and will be another good exercise to rebuild my practice in a healthy, balanced way.

Oh, and I’m moving to Portland and getting ready to apply to OT school and not doing residency at NECCA after all but maybe training with the Circus Project if there is room and they want me there. Things.

From our first student show at Sirk Hane. I am so proud of my acro students…many of these kids are performing tricks they learned two weeks ago! Amazing.

Tuck-ups and I…it’s a complicated relationship.

We seem to have been adopted by two stray kittens! They showed up two days ago.

mynameismakinen:

Salla Hakanpää, Pinta at Cirko Center for new circus, 2013, Helsinki Finland.

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Last year’s festival in Mardin.  Miss these wonderful people!

Last year’s festival in Mardin. Miss these wonderful people!

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Hello, friends!  Today my friends in Turkey launched their crowdfunding campaign to support the social circus school in which I am currently working as a trainer.  If alternative education and social justice are of interest to you, please share and consider making even a small donation.  The work being done here is unbelievably wonderful, and the potential of having the resources to expand our programs, afford necessary safety equipment for our classes, and renovate the school building is very exciting.

heryerdesanatdernegi:

Şu andan itibaren Sirkhane Sosyal Sirk Okulu projemiz ” SAVAŞSIZ BİR DÜNYA İÇİN OYUNLAR OYNA” kampanyamıza destek olabilirsiniz. Lütfen izleyin, paylaşın ve bağış yapın.Videoyu türkçe altyazılı izlemek için lütfen ekranın altındaki CC tuşuna basınız.From now you can be part of our Social Circus Project: Sirkhane, PLAY FOR NO WAR!Please have a look on our campaign, spread it in all possible ways, donate.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/play-for-no-war-social-circus-art-school/x/8163892
Hello, friends! Today my friends in Turkey launched their crowdfunding campaign to support the social circus school in which I am currently working as a trainer. If alternative education and social justice are of interest to you, please share and consider making even a small donation. The work being done here is unbelievably wonderful, and the potential of having the resources to expand our programs, afford necessary safety equipment for our classes, and renovate the school building is very exciting.

heryerdesanatdernegi:

Şu andan itibaren Sirkhane Sosyal Sirk Okulu projemiz ” SAVAŞSIZ BİR DÜNYA İÇİN OYUNLAR OYNA” kampanyamıza destek olabilirsiniz. Lütfen izleyin, paylaşın ve bağış yapın.
Videoyu türkçe altyazılı izlemek için lütfen ekranın altındaki CC tuşuna basınız.

From now you can be part of our Social Circus Project: Sirkhane, PLAY FOR NO WAR!
Please have a look on our campaign, spread it in all possible ways, donate.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/play-for-no-war-social-circus-art-school/x/8163892

buzzlightcyr:

jmcc290:

GUYS ON POINTE!!!!!

Imagine prepping for this picture…
Okay so here’s some boxing gloves and a singular boxing shoe- I want you to wear those and wear a ballet shoe on your other foot. Then, I want you too look as fierce as possible looking like your boxing while only on pointe on the ballet shoe
Challenge accepted

Uh…somebody is overdue for some bodywork! The athlete in me is frustrated; the LMT in me is nerding out hard about compensation patterns.

maksymenko:

Alexandra Piscupescu Training 

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my-ear-trumpet:

From Pininterest: Russian prisoner of war in a German camp WWI with Indian clubs.

my-ear-trumpet:

From Pininterest: Russian prisoner of war in a German camp WWI with Indian clubs.

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mynameismakinen:

Tightwire over the water. Performance “InSitu” at the Parc Camifolia (Chemillé, FR) Cie Mesdemoiselle. 

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We have mats!! #mesopotamia #circusschool #sirksosyal #socialcircus #turkey #mardin