MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The National Circus School embarks on a pre-selection tour of 20 cities, a cross-Canada quest for talented young people between the ages of 9 and 17. There will be stops in 20 cities from November 2 to 17, 2012.
During the tour the School's teaching staff will hold workshops, with exercises designed to assess the aspiring circus artists' calibre and potential to integrate into the School's programs. In particular, they will be tested for spatial orientation, coordination, flexibility, strength, stage presence (acting ability), movement and musicality (dance). In addition to this opportunity to be evaluated by circus arts professionals, young aspirants will attend a briefing on the School's training programs and learn more about the career of a circus performer.
This pre-selection tour allows all young Canadians circus lovers of all regions to test their potential to succeed in the official entrance examination. To participate in the pre-selection, applicants must select the city closest to their home town and register at nationalcircusschool.ca. The tour takes place from October 28 to November 12. There will be stops in Halifax, Moncton, Québec, Disraeli, Magog, Sherbrooke, Drummondville, Trois-Rivières Rouyn-Noranda, Chicoutimi, Gatineau, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal.
This new tour is in addition to the School's principal screening, the official Entrance Examination, to be held in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in February 2012.
The largest North American school devoted to advanced circus arts training, the National Circus School is an institution for higher education with a primary mission to prepare circus artists. It has played a crucial role in the development of circus arts in Canada and around the world.
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Media contact: Laurence Cardin | National Circus School | 514 982-0859 ext 248 | 1-800-267-0859 | [email protected]
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