In February Steve became one of 15 people in the UK to successfully complete Cirque du Soleil’s Social Circus Basic Training. The course took place in London in 2011 and 2012 and was to prepare circus instructors and community workers for conducting social circus workshops with at-risk individuals.
Steve comments ‘I found the course a really great way of learning not only from two great Cirque du Soleil teachers, but from my peers who work in circus and social circus within the UK. The course was at times demanding, with exploration of many moral, ethical and social issues, as well as contemplation of my own practices. But the skills gained were really rewarding and will allow me to better prepare and deliver circus activities where the focus is not only upon developing physical or creative skills.”
Steve is now sharing his new skills with his Let’s Circus and Five Ring Circus teaching on a daily basis.
A huge thank you to Cirque du Soleil for making this opportunity possible, and investing in communities through this work.