On today's episode of RTNT we jump into CIRCUS!! And how it relates to mental health, of course. RTNT member Julie speaks with Rachel, Izzy and Dai (pictured above) about Social Circus Circle or SoCirc, for short.
SoCirc is a Toronto based non-profit organization, that uses circus to provide social development and support through the physical activity and creativity of circus arts, for young people living on the margins, 14-29 years old. Social Circus is a concept that uses circus arts as a tool for social change.
The reason we at RTNT hooked onto this topic in the first place is because RTNT member Gaetan is a circus performer and began his practice through a social circus program located in Montreal, Quebec, called Cirque Hors Piste. He shares some of his experiences throughout the episode as well, and he put together a list of youtube videos that demonstrate various circus arts in today's episode. Click on the photos ion the slideshow below to see the videos he chose.
Candy Nail by Keith Holmes
Big Blue, Biplane, A Gentleman, and Onward by Podington Bear
Original piano compisitions by Gaetan Genesse
Piano Loop #1 by Freesound user ispeakwaves
Sing Sing Sing by Louis Prima
Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik
Visit the SoCirc page for info about their community partners mentioned in this episode.