Next Workshop. Functional Juggling. Prague. 17-21.09.2018

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Next Workshop. Functional Juggling. Prague. 17-21.09.2018

CIRCE WORKSHOP FUNCTIONAL JUGGLING

CIRQUEON – Prague, Czech Republic, September 17-21 2018

Tutors: Craig Quat (Quat Props), Adam Jarchovský a Katka Klusáková (CIRQUEON)

CIRQUEON hosts a training for circus tutors and social workers focusing on adapting juggling and

other circus props for people with physical disabilities.

The concept follows the theories, practice, and facilitation methods of juggling theorist, Craig Quat.

Functional Juggling is the terminology used to describe juggling like activity that is intentionally

designed to develop and promote health benefits, rather than skill level. In this approach juggling

skills are developed and can be the main focus, but the key factor of Functional Juggling is that it

serves a function or purpose beyond that of juggling alone.

Also, the workshop is a continuation of previous cooperation between CIRQUEON and Jedličkův

ústav a školy (Jedle) – Prague ́s school for Children and Young People with Physical Disabilities

which started three years ago within Educircation network. To learn more about the first workshop

please read attached study “Circus in Jedle” written by Adam Jarchovský that was published by

CIRQUEON in 2016. 

The workshop explores some of the cultural misunderstandings of juggling and uses science to

identify truths in the message, meaning, and nature of juggling. By redefining the activity, we can

create and express more freely with juggling and be able to welcome more diverse groups of

people into our juggling community. Quat Props has achieved this goal and much more. Topics of

theory for the workshop include, – Introduction and background on the developing works of Craig

Quat and pioneering new field of Functional Juggling. – Identification and redefining of what it

means to juggle. The separation of Expression from Experience. – Improving the accessibility of

juggling through redesign of traditional learning model. Craig Quat’s method of 5-step juggling.

Linear vs. None-Linear approaches. – Formulated findings of Quat Props theory of cognitive process

formations of juggling. Quantifiable and programmable theory that applies to 

categorised structure

of all potential motor sequences that induce juggling like state of

activity in the mind. – Demonstration, modelling, and practice of none-

verbal facilitation methodologies with the Juggle Board.

The ability to fully transform juggling activity into any form of desired

expression, makes it highly compatible for therapeutic adaptation and

this workshop empowers you to share the skills and knowledge needed

to do so. Anyone working in education or healthcare services is

welcome and invited to attend. Presentation of material focuses

around juggling, but intended to be cross-disciplinary in practice. Juggling serves as the model for

explaining and understanding how to look at obstacles and turn them into opportunities. Quat

Props shares with you best tips and tricks for celebrating the differences in every person through

juggling.

 

After introduction of Fuctional Juggling to the workshop participants, they will be encouraged to

come up with their own new ideas in building props for the other participating group – students of

Jedličkův ústav a školy, Prague ́s School for Children and Young People with Physical  Disabilities.

The circus tutors and social workers will divide their daily working time between practical teaching

in Jedličkův ústav a školy, building props in a wood workshop in Vrané nad Vltavou (30 minutes by

train from Prague) and discussions on the concept of Functional Juggling and its possible use in

their home countries in the circus school (CIRQUEON).

DAILY PROGRAMME

Please understand, that the programme doesn ́t say specific timing, it will be affected by many

factors such as how long time will we need in the workshop, if we need time to discuss things and

also on how the classes in the school goes. In general we want to dedicate part of each day to

practical teaching, discussions and building props in the wood workshop.

MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

INTRODUCTION TO CIRQUEON AND ITS ACTIVITIES

INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL JUGGLING

VISIT TO JEDLE

BRAINSTORMING

TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER

CIRCUS LESSON WITH STUDENTS OF JEDLE

BUILDING PROPS IN TE WOOD WORKSHOP

EVALUATION OF THE DAY

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