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Thursday, August 17
 

9:30am

Becoming a Circademic: Combining academics and circus
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You may be a circademic if… you think circus arts are good for people and you like to think about why that might be, you really like research and you also really like circus, or you’re trying to figure out how to link circus with a college degree. This workshop is for all circademics including parents, graduate or college students, and teens trying to figure out post-high-school plans. Attendees will hear about the career paths and current work of a panel of circademics (including Jen Agans, Jean St. John, Holly Adams, Carrie Heller, Colleen McIntee, Jackie Davis, and Amy Cohen), and will participate in discussions of their own ideas and plans with fellow attendees who share similar interests.

Speakers
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Jen Agans

Research Scientist / Director, Cornell University / Silver Lining Circus Camp
Jen Agans received her Ph.D. from the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University in Medford MA and is now a research scientist at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Her research focuses on the ways in which participation in movement activities... Read More →


Thursday August 17, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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11:15am

Director's Roundtable
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A discussion with Shayna Kennedy and other directors in the American circus arts community about best practices, successful strategies, and more.

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Thursday August 17, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
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1:15pm

Small group discussion with Board members on AYCO's future

These 45 minute sessions are designed to encourage discussion between diverse groups. It is an opportunity for those with questions, comments, or concerns to meet with members of the AYCO board and discuss the proposed organizational growth.  At least two board members will be in attendance during every session. These sessions are designed so that there can be respectful dialogue and questions can be asked in a small scale environment. 

 



Thursday August 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
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2:15pm

Teaching Artist Pathways: Circus Artists as Educators
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What is teaching artistry? What are the different career paths a teaching artists can take? What kinds of communities can artists work with? What tools do artists who have a passion for teaching need to build a career?


Participants in this session will be introduced to the New Victory Theater Teaching Artist Pathways Tool (TAP Tool). This 90-minute workshop will invite participants to use the tool to chart their own career paths individually In small groups, participants will share their own teaching journeys and consider their various paths and goals. This process will also give participants the opportunity for resource-sharing and building community.

Courtney J. Boddie, New Victory Director of Education / School Engagement, oversees the New Victory Education Partnership program bringing 40,000 New York City students to see live performances on stage, classroom workshops and professional development training for teachers. She oversees 55+ teaching artists. Ms. Boddie is Board Member of the Association of Teaching Artists (President 2015-2017). Additionally, she serves on the editorial board of Teaching Artist Journal and the Teaching Artist Committee of the NYC Arts-in-Education Roundtable. She is the Creator/Host for podcast: Teaching Artistry by Courtney J. Boddie and Co-Artistic Director of a space between a theater for teen audiences.

 

Prior to joining The New Victory Theater in 2003, Ms. Boddie was Program Associate for Empire State Partnerships (NYSCA) and a teaching artist for Roundabout Theatre Company. She received her Master’s degree from the Educational Theatre Graduate Program at New York University, where she is also adjunct faculty.




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Thursday August 17, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
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Friday, August 18
 

11:15am

"Why Circus?"
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A discussion about why we chose to study circus and how it has impacted our lives, paired with circademic perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Agans

Jen Agans

Research Scientist / Director, Cornell University / Silver Lining Circus Camp
Jen Agans received her Ph.D. from the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University in Medford MA and is now a research scientist at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Her research focuses on the ways in which participation in movement activities... Read More →


Friday August 18, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm
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1:15pm

Small group discussion with Board members on AYCO's future
These 45 minute sessions are designed to encourage discussion between diverse groups. It is an opportunity for those with questions, comments, or concerns to meet with members of the AYCO board and discuss the proposed organizational growth.  At least two board members will be in attendance during every session. These sessions are designed so that there can be respectful dialogue and questions can be asked in a small scale environment. 


Friday August 18, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
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2:15pm

Insurance
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A discussion about insurance for circus-based businesses with a focus on circus schools led by Jeremy Perlman of Borden Perlman Insurance.

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Friday August 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
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Saturday, August 19
 

9:30am

Social Circus: Our Experience as Immigrants to the US through the Lens of Social Circus
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We have organized a beautiful presentation on our unique experience as immigrants to the US through the lens of social circus, and the programs offered at CircEsteem. We will discuss the programs that we attend, our goals and aspirations within them and the experiences that we have had through our participation in social circus.

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Kasumi Kato

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Saturday August 19, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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2:15pm

Working in schools with curriculum infused art programs
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We will look jump into the world of curriculum infused arts education. We will look at National Educational standards and see how they can creatively be applied to arts disciplines to creative sought-after effective and fun arts programs

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Saturday August 19, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
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Sunday, August 20
 

9:30am

How to develop curriculum for Tots and Special Needs classes
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How to develop curriculum for toddlers and special needs classes

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Erin Lovett Sherman

Director of Youth Programming and Outreach, New England Center For Circus Arts
Director of Youth Programs and Outreach Coordinator at NECCA, Erin Lovett Sherman is a dancer, aerialist, performing artist, choreographer, educator, and director. She holds a BFA in Dance from The University of the Arts, and has danced and choreographed for many companies includ... Read More →


Sunday August 20, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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9:30am

Moving Students from Recreational to Pre-Professional Training and Performance: A Conversation with SANCA's Youth Company Directors
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The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA) has a robust, audition-based Youth Performance Company, comprised of three troupes, divided by age, that perform year-round. Over the years we have increased the intensity of all three arms of the youth companies and we have, therefore, seen the skill level of the individual performers, and the troupes as a whole, skyrocket. In this way, our performance program has moved farther away from the rest of the youth programs at SANCA, which are recreational in nature. How do young students manage this leap from recreational circus classes to performance-based, intensive, pre-professional circus training? What are the strengths of running a program in this way? What are some of the challenges that come along with this structure? How does a program like this fit within the rest of a school that values a come-as-you-are, recreational approach to learning? SANCA Youth Companies Manager Audrey Spinazola and Alyssa Hellrung, Co-director and Administrative Lead of the Amazing Circus 1-ders and the Magnificent 7, two of the youth companies at SANCA, will answer some of those questions based on their own work and experiences at SANCA and will invite workshop participants, be they parents, coaches, or program directors, to share their experiences as part of youth performance companies (or their hopes for starting or expanding companies) in their home organizations.


Sunday August 20, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
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