Circus Camp (Circus North Workshop)

Previously Circus North Workshop.

View our Circus North Workshop presentation on PowerPoint or PDF version.

Circus North Workshop is on Youtube! Watch a clip of the 2014 final performance and the 2012 final performance.
***The 2017 Dawson Creek Circus Camp is 4 days in length instead of 5 due to the Good Friday holiday.

The next Dawson Creek Circus Camp takes place on Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 13, 2017 from 4-8pm daily at the Dawson Creek Secondary South Peace Campus Gymnasium (10808-15 Street).  Open to ages 8 and up, space is limited, register at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery 816 Alaska Ave or call them at 250-782-2601 for more information.

Download the Circus Camp Registration Form 2017 – legal paper (double sided, legal sized paper).

Cost is $125 per student (includes a DVD of the final performance), the experience and memories are priceless!

***This program is Eligible for the Dawson Creek Art & Wellness Fund – download the application form here.

Dawson Creek Circus Camp is facilitated by Green Fools Theatre Society, fromcircus-110 Calgary, Alberta, who employ professionally trained instructors that work in the industry, sharing their passion of their trade by teaching workshops during their spare time. They strive to reach areas that would not have the opportunity to experience a specialized youth focused activity of this caliber. Students learn to work together on skills that transcend barriers of age and gender; skills that require everyone involved to be focused and committed. Instructors are trained to work with children with various levels of                                  development.

Participants are exposed to various physical theatre elemencircus-364ts including acrobatics, juggling, stilt walking, unicycle riding, costuming, wire walking and interactive clowning. It all wraps up with a final performance which is open to family, friends and the citizens in our community which showcases the skills they acquired in the workshop. Loaded with fun and excitement for all participants!

Green Fools Theatre Society Website

Meet the Green Fools Instructors:

DEAN BAREHAM: Co-founder of Green Fools Theatre, Project Director, and Stilt-Walking, Clown – is an accomplished physical theatre instructor, Dean has taught workshops at numerous schools and universities, including the Dell’ Arte School and Cirque du Soleil. Dean also performs around the globe with his alter ego, Gustavo the Impossibilist’s The Fryin’ Fool Show plus his new production, Teddy & the Black Dog. In 2011, he toured the Green Fools production of Project: Whooping Crane

JESSICA BARRERA: Aerial Hoop and silks – Trained with Marsha Kennington’s Main Space School of Circus Arts and coaches from the Moscow Circus. Joined Cirque du Soleil’s creative circle, touring with the North American tour of ‘Quidam’ as an aerial artist. Co-artistic director/performer with Cirque Sublime. Performed with Mike Kennard and John Turner from Clown duo ‘Mump and Smoot’. Her creative work has led to teaching through the arts; touring educational shows in Ontario Schools with Cascade theatre and most recently with Join the Dance Canada.
Recently invited to teach with the Toronto Peace Theatre and Stratford Summer Intensive Program; Jessica is a full-time specialist with the Harbour Kids camp and Toronto School of Circus Arts. This is Jessica’s fourth year teaching the Circus North Workshop.

MIKE BATTIE: Unicycle and Juggling – Mike has been teaching circus skills since 1985. An instructor with Vancouver Cirkids for over ten years. Spent four summers with the Ailanthus organization, teaching Street Performing skills as a vehicle for building self-esteem. Travels Western Canada, and Ontario to share his skills with “kids at risk” for the C.A.M.P. & C.A.P. Programs as well as in schools, community centres, and at Festivals. Instructed for the Vancouver School Board’s Adult Education program, taught privately for schools, colleges, and corporate functions, conducted workshops at Science World and a wide variety of festivals. Has performed professionally at the PNE, Grey Cup Gala and in movies. Mike has personally introduced more than 30,000 people to the joy of juggling. Since 2000 he spends 3 months of each year teaching camps in juggling, unicycle, wire, stilts and acrobatics.

2016 Sponsors:

Big Top Sponsors:

  • The British Columbia Arts Council
  • Province of British Columbia

Three Ring Circus Sponsors:

  • School District 59 Peace River South
  • Dawson Creek Cooperative Union

Ring Master Sponsors

  • Scotiabank
  • Rip’s Shoe Re-Nu
  • South Peace Chiropractic
  • The Dawson Creek Art Gallery
  • Dawson Creek Cooperative Union
  • Elks Lodge – Dawson Creek Branch

This program was the recipient of the 2011 Northern Health IMAGINE Grant

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

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