OUR AUTUMN / WINTER 2021 TIMETABLE IS NOW UP TO VIEW!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US IN 2021 TO BRING CIRCUS TO THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:-
6-9 AUGUST - LOVE SUMMER FESTIVAL PLYMOUTH
20-22 AUGUST - 'FUNDERDROME' UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY, ST DAY, TR16 5HU
29 -31 AUGUST - 'THE TIME MACHINE' THE GREAT ESTATE, SCORRIER HOUSE
THIS YEAR DESPITE ALL IT'S DIFFICULTIES HAS LED TO AN EXPANSION OF OUR OFF SITE CIRCUS PROVISIONS, THROUGH COLLABORATIVE WORKS WITH VARIOUS YOUTH CLUBS AROUND CORNWALL IN REDRUTH, NEWQUAY, BODMIN & FALMOUTH.
WE ARE ALSO EXPANDING OUR PROVISIONS FOR HOME SCHOOLED YOUNGSTERS FROM 2-16, & OUR OFF & ON SITE PROVISIONS FOR THE OVER 50'S, IN CONJUNCTION WITH HOTCHPOTCH PERFORMANCE, THE POINT IN NEWLYN & CN4C.
THIS COMING SEASON SEES US WORKING TO PROVIDE THE REGIONS TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS WITH A CREATIVE PERFORMANCE PLATFORM THROUGH THE 'GIVE VOICE' PROJECT.
MEANTIME WE HAVE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE A FIRST CLASS TRAINING, R & D, & REHEARSAL SPACE TO LOCAL & VISITING CIRCUS COMPANIES (POKYA ENTERTAINMENT, YSKYNNA VERTICAL DANCE, AIRFISH CIRCUS, MANY HANDS, THE BRIDGE PROJECT), & SPECIALIST FREELANCE COACHING SERVICES VIA OUR RANGE OF AMAZING IN HOUSE INSTRUCTORS (LIKE SEQUOIA MOVEMENT, CIRCUS-NAOMI & LISA TRUSCOTT).
THIS AUTUMN WINTER SEES THE RETURN OF OUR STUDENT GALA AT THE ACORN THEATRE PENZANCE, & OUR SUPPORT TO AIRFISH CIRCUS WINTER CABARET & VALENTINE'S WEEKEND EVENTS, ALSO AT THE ACORN. WATCH OUT TOO FOR OUR IN HOUSE RENEGADE CIRCUS SHOWS.
AS TO NEXT YEAR, WELL WE ARE ALREADY WORKING HARD ON SO MANY NEW & EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE CIRCUS MORE ACCESSIBLE, TO CONTINUALLY IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF CIRCUS TRAINING, & CIRCUS SKILL SETS IN THE REGION & TO KEEP NURTURING THE LOVE & ENTHUSIASM FOR THE CIRCUS ARTS THAT CORNWALL IS FAMOUS FOR!
THIS WEBSITE EXISTS as an online booking service & point of contact in relation to all circus skills activities & classes that we are able to bring you at present, under the most current Government legislation, here at the Circus Works Devoran. Obviously we will have to adapt quickly if restrictions become more severe again in coming months. Any notifications due to such necessary changes will be posted as quickly as possible here, so do watch this space!
You can also visit our Facebook Page 'The Circus Works Devoran'.
'Cirque Du Ciel Charity', the organisation behind the Circus Works, can also be found on Facebook, & found via their website www.cirqueduciel.org.uk
Cirque Du Ciel (CDC) is also one of Cirque Du Soleil's charitable 'sister' organisation, 'Cirque Du Monde's' highly recommended' UK Circus Organisations, which is a very short list of only 11! You'll find us on their 'World Map of Social Circus Organisations'.
CDC is also a 'Children's University Learning & Volunteering Destination, & Passport Issuer. Providing young folk on the Duke Of Edinburgh's Award Schemes, & the Arts Award Schemes, opportunities to work towards achieving, opportunities to develop positive personal & social skills. Along with the opportunities & the know how to pursue creative career options, in the Physical Performing Arts sphere.
CDC also has it's own awards scheme, your kids can succeed & achieve in 4 categories.
CDC is also appreciative of the mutually supportive relationship that it has fostered in working with specialist Circus Coaches & Professional International Performers, to bring the magic of circus, & all it's benefits to the communities of Cornwall & Devon.
Throughout Covid CDC has facilitated 'Acting Outside The Box', a provision with a Facebook page of the same name, which exists for the professional artistic circus & physical performance community, to access as both a signposting resource, & a support service
THE CIRCUS WORKS DEVORAN is a circus training, learning and performance resource, and circus community hub, based between Falmouth and Truro in Cornwall. The Circus Works was brought into being in February 2019, being created, managed, and driven by 'Cirque Du Ciel' Charity (CDC), registered in 2004.
The Circus Works utilises both the performance & coaching skills of many locally based Circus Professionals & Semi Pro's, & Volunteers. The scheduled program at the Circus Works allows them time to train, plus opportunities to perform, research, & develop artistic works, whilst simultaneously catering to the needs of local kids & adults within the community.
Making health & well being fun, building self confidence, body positivity, trust, teamwork & learning to manage risk, not fear it. Similarly too, failure! A natural part of the learning process, not something to be feared or avoided.
The Circus Works is also home to Cornwall's best homegrown circus 'Airfish Circus', made up of locally based professional & semi professional Circus Performers, along with as well as 'Vagabond Circus'
The Cirque Du Ciel Circus Works has worked hard to foster strong links to other local & touring Performance & Circus Arts Companies / Organisations/ Individuals, e.g. Sequoia Movement; Duo Assaya; Yskynna; Tyrone Herlihy; Lisa Truscott; Naomi Lewis, & the Acorn Theatre Penzance. At the same time working just as hard to foster the same within the local community, & valuing those bonds just as much. Without all of the folk we have the privilege of both supporting, & being supported by, we would be nothing.
Somehow when it comes to personal, & social development, creative & artistic expression, & improved health, confidence, self esteem & well being, somehow, as if by magic, Circus just....works!
WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCUS WORKS?
We are now back to offering our full range of sessions post C-19 restrictions, please go to our FAQ's page first, prior to placing a booking for further information, as we regret we cannot answer every individual query straight away at times.
By taking a class with us you are supporting not only the project work of local circus charity Cirque Du Ciel, but also local & touring freelance artists, & specialist coaches. Helping too to build the performers of the future, & assist our talented young people in pursuing & achieving their dreams.
Under normal circumstances we offer a wide variety of classes based around acquiring & improving the diverse range of skills, that are practiced & performed within the Circus Arts. Both Private & Group for both Children & Adults. As well as training, performance and R & D resources to Professional and Semi Professional Performers.
Booking for sessions closes 2 hours ahead of each session beginning. The two main reasons a session cannot be booked are
1. The session is full
2. You are trying to book a session less than 2 hours before it's due to start.
IN HOUSE FREELANCER'S CLASSES
OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS
SUPERVISED STUDENT LONE TRAINING
PRO/SEMI PRO TRAINING
The Circus Works
Unit 1 Greenbank Road
Cornwall TR3 6PQ