We are a group of people from different countries who permanently or partly live in Istanbul. We are all familiar with circus activities such as juggling, choreography works, dance, music and theatre. We made our experiences with social circus in Turkey, Greece, Myanmar and Germany. We worked with different groups of people and decided that we want to start a social circus project in Istanbul.
We use circus training to help children to develop their physical conditions as well as creating group processes and building shows together with the children to let them experience the realization of their fantasies. We focus on experimenting with democratic decision making, gender equality and planting seeds of solidarity.
We will work with children from poor neighbourhoods with few possibilities. So far we will have a regular workshop in Tarlabasi and Okmeydani. We are open to work with more groups in future.