The European Seminar is organised by Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (PPCM) in partnership with CARAVAN, UFR STAPS Paris Sud University and Le Pôle national des Arts du Cirque. The Programme: (download here) Thursday 22nd of March 2012 Emerging arts forms, artistic actions and territories with fewer opportunities : a European overview 9.00 – 9.30 ARRIVAL OF THE PARTICIPANTS 9.30 – 10.00 OPENING SESSION Marc Jeancourt, Director of Théâtre Firmin Gémier La Piscine – National Centre of Circus Arts Eleftérios Kechagioglou, Director of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde – Centre of Circus Arts and Emerging Cultures – President of CARAVAN 10.00 – 11.30 HYBRID FORMS AND CROSS-FERTILIZATION From Circus to hip-hop and from hip-hop to circus Eric Mezino, artistic director of compagnie E.Go Modernity and tradition through hip-hop, Gwo-ka and african dance Jean-Claude Bardu, Cie Mod’Est, Guadeloupe Cross-fertilize the arts – Cross the audience Katerina Flora, Artistic director and chief of trainers of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde 11.30 – 12.30  NEW PRACTICES, NOUVEAUX CHALLENGES (1st part) Presentation of emerging practices Parkour– Double Dutch – Free Style Basket – Slack Line 12.30 – 14.00  LUNCH 14.00 – 14.30 NEW PRACTICES, NOUVEAUX CHALLENGES (2nd part) 14.30 – 16.00 ACCOMPANYING THE EMERGING ARTS Accompanying the emerging Dutch artists Trix Water – SPIN Off Artistic Residencies and links with the people living in areas with fewer opportunities Pole PIK ?, Bron Culture in the service of areas with fewer opportunities Ateneu Popular Nous Barris, Barcelona 16.00 – 16.30  SYNTHESIS Place:  Le Plus Petit Gymnase Gymnase Marcel Cachin (Impasse de la Renardière 92220 Bagneux) 19.00 – 20.30 Emerging in Motion… Open Dance Workshop Jean-Claude Bardu Friday 23rd of March 2012 Social circus and emerging cultures in local dynamics: an international overview Place: Paris-Sud 11 – UFR STAPS Orsay 15, rue Georges-Clemenceau, bât. 335 91405 Orsay cedex 9.30 – 11.00 Opening and round table: Moderator: Dominique Charrier (UFR STAPS, co-director of CIAMS-SPOTS laboratory) With : · Eleftérios Kechagioglou (President of Caravan) · Jean Hurstel (Banlieues d’Europe) · Vincent Wauters (Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles) · Esther Gagné (Citizenship Action of Cirque du Soleil) 11.15-12.30 Workshops Sujet 1: How to build a perennial territory project through social circus and emerging cultures? Intervenants: Aad Kuin (Director of Circus Elleboog –The Netherlands) – Vincent Wauters (Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles) – Taina Kopra (Sorin Sirkus, Finland) Sujet 2: Are Social circus and emerging cultures relevant tools for the target audience? Intervenants: Antonio Alcantara (Ateneu Popular Barcelona, Spain) – Ionut Jugureanu (Parada, Romania) – Katérina Flora (PPCM. Bagneux, France) Sujet 3: What projects for which territories? Intervenants: Thomas Hugon (Cie Adrienne Larue) – Annie Gysbers (Cirque adapté) – Will Chamberlain (Belfast Community Circus School, Northern Ireland) 12.45-13.45: Lunch break 14.00–15.15 Workshops Sujet 1: What is the contribution of hybridization between Social circus and emerging Cultures? Intervenants: Eric Mezino (hip-hop choreographer) – Katérina Flora (PPCM. Bagneu,. France) – Circus Elleboog – Pays-Bas Sujet 2: What tools to evaluate the impact of the Social circus and emerging Cultures? Intervenants: Isabelle Condemine (Caisse des Dépôts) – A representative of the Ministry of Culture (DRAC) – A representative of the University of Tampere (Finland) – A representative of CARAVAN Sujet 3: How to develop partnerships on the local level ? Intervenants: Vincent Wauters (Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles) – Eleftérios Kechagioglou (PPCM. Bagneux, France) – Mia Crusoe (Circus Cirkör, Sweden) 15.30 – 16.30: Return of the workshops and conclusions of the day 16.30 – 18.00: Circus and Hip-hop Workshop Place: Pôle national des Arts du Cirque – Espace Chapiteau 92160 Antony 20.00: Circus Performance Nichons là Saturday 24 of March 2012 Emerging cultures and European mobility Place: Le Plus Petit Gymnase Gymnase Marcel Cachin (Impasse de la Renardière 92220 Bagneux) 10.00 -12.00 Masterclass Hip-hop and circus Eric Mezino – Cie E.go and Gaëtan LEVEQUE of collectif AOC Place: Salle des Fêtes Léo Ferré Rue Charles Michels 92220 Bagneux 15.00 – 17.00 Debate: Arts of the circus, emerging Cultures and European mobility 17.00 -18.00 5 years of CARAVAN 18.00 -19.00 20 years of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde 19.00 – 01.00 The 20-step Ball A ball full of surprises to celebrate 20 years of Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde