The Circus House Project is divided in different parts. The first one is to have a place where people can practice freely and safely. Until now, none or really few accessible places are available to practice circus art in Jordan. A place to practice means that we can start to expand the circus art with giving some lessons. As we would like to increase the circus community in Jordan, we want to give lessons to children, without discrimination about the social background. That means that we are giving a lesson weekly for free and another one charged to be able to keep going with this project. The idea with those lessons, is to invite people from abroad to teach some workshop simultaneously. We want to welcome those people in the flat for as long as they want to share their knowledge about circus art in Jordan. The final goal of this project is to create a real artistic community life in Amman around circus.
Circus Jam session - every Tuesday - from 5 til 8pm
Classes - every Saturday - from 3 til 6pm
As artists, we didn’t find any place to practice in the area. We started to practice in public places, like small parks during the day, or under the lights of the bank during the evening. The community of circus is small and we met two different kind of people during our trainings. The first one were really curious about what we were doing, wanted to talk with us to know more about that, especially to know where they could learn to do the same and also where they could find the material. Curious, but also shy to try that in such a public area. The second one were a bit less pleasant. Some people made bad comments about what we were doing, and some even start to be aggressive. The fact that circus is not known in the country is a huge factor of those elements, because people are not used to see that in real.