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Cultural activities

Contact :

Laure Baqué – Chief Administrative Officer
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Mathieu Hedde – Relations with Audiences
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Artistic education

One of the main line of CIRCa's project is to make art and culture accessible to all, and mainly to young audiences.
This is why, we work closely with all the schools willing to develop artistic and cultural activities by informing, helping and supporting them.

CIRCa encourage these artistic and cultural projects with the support of the Inspection Académique du Gers and the Rectorat (local school boards), and the DRAC (local representation of the Ministry of Culture and Communication).

CIRCa's help in setting up projects consists of guiding school staff and organising educational activities raising awareness of circus arts:

  • Presentation of the History and Aesthetics of New Circus
  • Organising meetings with artists
  • Going to performances during or out of school hours
  • Liaising between school staff and workshop leaders for the organisation of workshops
  • Visits of big tops, the CIRC and the theatre of Auch…

CIRCa is also available for schools to :

  • Guide teachers on how to study a show
  • Help with setting up projects.
Ateliers Scolaires
Option cirque, Lycée Le Garros
Ateliers Scolaires

Theatre option at Pardailhan High School, Auch

Since 2001, CIRCa is Pardailhan High School’s cultural partner for their option in Theatre Studies.

Programme :

  • 3h per week of artistic practise with an artist chosen by CIRCa
  • Going to see performances (around 10 a year)
  • Comments and analysis of the shows
  • Q&A with professionals (authors, actors, directors)
  • Research work on History of theatre and staging

Pardailhan High School
57 Chemin de Baron, 32000 Auch
Tel.: +33562614250 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CIRCa from every angle !

A day at the Festival of Contemporay Circus for schools

Circa Dans Tous Ses Etats ©CIRCa
Circa Dans Tous Ses Etats ©CIRCa
Circa Dans Tous Ses Etats ©CIRCa

CIRCa proposes the schools of Gers to spend a day at the Festival: a day to discover circus arts with shows, circus skills introduction workshops, big tops visits, public rehearsals...

Shows for schools

For Primary et Pre-schools pupils

CIRCa proposes shows for children during term-time whilst two of our special events are taking place: “CIRCa from every angle!” (during the Festival of Contemporary Circus in October) and “Pirouette Circaouette” (event for young audience members in spring).

Festival Parade ©CIRCa
Maquillage bibeu et humphrey, ©C.Arnaudas
Festival parade ©CIRCa

For Secondary and High Schools

We propose you to discover a few contemporary shows programmed during the cultural season.

We devise specific programmes with the pupils:

  • Going to performances programmed during the cultural season
  • Talks in class to meet the pupils before and/or after the performance
  • Visits of the CIRC (Circus Innovation and Research Centre)
  • Learning about creation process: meetings with artists or other professionals from the art industry (technicians, costumer designers…),
  • Visit of the theatre of Auch…

A day at the Festival of Contemporay Circus for schools

CIRCa proposes the schools of Gers to spend a day at the Festival: a day to discover circus arts with shows, circus skills introduction workshops, big tops visits, public rehearsals...

Circus Arts option at Le Garros High School, Auch

The circus option is an introduction to circus. The programme is composed of artistic practices and cultural components.

The students following this course have to pass this module as part of the Literature Baccalaureate.

Strong points of the programme :

  • A strong cultural partnership with CIRCa, in relation with the Pop Circus school
  • Regular meetings with artists in residence at CIRC
  • Master classes by artists
  • Going to performances (10 a year)
  • Taking part in CIRCa Festival of Contemporary Circus
  • Facilities and equipment adapted for circus training
  • The regional education authorities and the DRAC (local representation of the Ministry of Culture and Communication) jointly support this educationnal programme and give the necessary means to make the Circus Arts option possible at Le Garros High School.

    Download the brochure presenting the option

    Le Garros High School
    1 bis rue Darwin - BP 60529 - 32021 Auch cedex 9
    +33562601530 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://le-garros.entmip.fr

Secondary schools of Gers !TAKE YOUR PLACES¡

This new programme for secondary schools pupils of Gers county, initiated in 2014 by CIRCa and the Gers Local Council.

This 2 year project enables two secondary schools of the county to develop a cultural and artistic dynamic in their municipality. And to also see their territory galvanised by hosting shows.

Secondary schools of Gers !TAKE YOUR PLACES¡ programme:

  • A speech on circus history and aesthetics
  • Artistic workshops
  • Going to a contemporary circus performance
  • An artistic happening at school or a show in the municipality of the schools
  • Experiencing stage work
Collegiens Du Gers En Piste
Collegiens Du Gers En Piste
Collegiens Du Gers En Piste
Collegiens Du Gers En Piste

The audience member workshop, Le Garros High School

This workshop is proposed on a voluntary basis to boarding students who in the year go to a dozen performances programmed during CIRCa's cultural season. Then the pupils study each performance to develop an analytical and critical approach.

Atelier du spectateur, Lycée Le Garros
Atelier du spectateur, Lycée Le Garros
Spectacteurs châpiteau ©CIRCa

Culture for everybody

In collaboration with social workers CIRCa implements actions for population groups who do not have any cultural practices.

Most of the time CIRCa signs a convention with the involved social services to provide an appropriate and a tailored support to their client group, at affordable rates.

Culture pour tous ©CIRCa
Culture pour tous ©CIRCa

Visits of the CIRC and the theatre

These visits aim to introduce the place where a show is put on: the stage, the wings, the dressing rooms, the machinery, etc. and to discover the technical constraints of a show and understand the long-lasting preparation work preceding performances.

Circus practice in Gers

Visite Au CIRC
Visite Théâtre Municipal
Visite scolaire