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DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Circus Summercamp-summer course

The Department of Circus/DOCH offers for the first time a five week's Summercamp in circus.

The courses are for you who wishes to develop artistically and technically in you circus discipline. The Summercamp consists of five optional courses that can be combined to fulltime studies or part time studies. You have the opportunity to design your own Summercamp! The teachers at the Summercamp are Alexander "Sasha" Gavrilov, assistant professor in circus at DOCH, and the internationally known artists and directors Marta Torrents, Julie Bergez and Pau Portabella. The Summercamp is given July 30th - August 31st in the Circus hall at DOCH.

You can apply to the following courses:

Handstand 2,5 credits

Teacher Alexander "Sasha" Gavrilov

The course contains training in handstand. During the course you work  with principles for sustainable training, risk analysis, building of exercises and discussions about aesthetic expression.

You find the course syllabus here

 

Hand to Hand 2,5 credits

Teacher Alexander "Sasha" Gavrilov

The course contains training in Hand to hand. During the course you work  with principles for sustainable training, risk analysis, building of exercises and discussions about aesthetic expression.

You find the course syllabus here

 

Movement Improvisation within Circus 2,5 credits

Teachers: Marta Torrents, Julie Bergez and Pau Portabella

The course contains individual and group based exercises in different improvisation techniques as tools for the creative process. You get the opportunity to develop knowledge about, and understanding for different techniques for imrovisation and principles for dramaturgy as tools for the creative process within circus.

You find the course syllabus here.

 

Acrobatics 2 credits

Teachers: Marta Torrents, Julie Bergez and Pau Portabella

The course contains continous training in floor based acrobatics. The student works with principles for sustainable training, risk analysis and building of exercises.

You find the course syllabus here.

 

Physical Preparation 1 credit

Teachers: Marta Torrents, Julie Bergez and Pau Portabella

The course contains principals for and excercises in stretch, flexibility and power training. The student works with principles for sustainable training, risk analysis and building of exercises that support the own discipline.

You find the course syllabus here.

 

Presentation of the teachers:

Alexander “Sasha” Gavrilov

Alexander “Sasha” Gavrilov is assistant professor in circus at the Circus Department at DOCH. Sasha has a life time experience as a handstand and hand to hand performer and has been teaching circus in Moscow, Circus Pilots at Cirkus Cirkör and here at DOCH for the past twelve years.

 

Pau Portabella

Specialised in Clown, mime and theatre improvisation, Portabella graduated from physical theatre school “El Timbal” 2001 in Barcelona. He continued his formation in the circus schools of “Rogelio Rivel” in Barcelona 2002-2005 and Centre des arts du cirque “Le Lido” in Toulouse 2006-2009, where he specialised in pair-acrobatics. Portabella has been working with several circus and theatre companies, and he is also co-founder, creator and performer of  “Fet a Mà” in 2009 with Marta Torrents, company that has received a lot of international success with the performances called "Swap" and “Cru”.

Today he works as director of contemporary circus and dance performances and he is also dedicated to form artists, giving and important focus in the dramaturgy of the circus.

 

Julie Bergez

Julie was thrown into circus arts and rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 6, at the San Francisco Circus Center. After years of competing in gymnastics, she decided it was time to specialize solely on circus, more specifically contortion. At the age of 13, her troupe of contortionists won an award at Monte Carlo Festival, and one year later was selected for Cirque du Soleil’s “KOOZA” with whom they toured during 4 years.

Later she began her path as a solo artist, finally landing in Barcelona where she resides today. Her current interest is experimentation based on a fusion of circus, dance, and physical theatre. In the last years, she has worked with various companies, notably MyLaika, Cirque du Platzak, Roberto Magro’s Company, and has performed at many festivals with her solo “BorDerLine”.

 

Marta Torrents

As Torrents was interested in movement, physical expression and the emotional universe, she participated in a year of theatre studies at the "Institut del Teatre" in Barcelona 2000. Convinced that her motivation lied not in words but rather in the body, she decided to join the circus arts formation at the “Rogelio Rivel” school in Barcelona 2001-2005 and specialize as a hand to hand flyer and actor at the "Centre des Arts du Cirque – le Lido" in Toulouse 2006-2009. 

She is also cofounder, creator and performer of “Fet a Mà” in 2009 with Pau Portabella, company that has received a lot of international success with the performances called "Swap" and “Cru”.

She then performed with “Cridacompany” and “Compagnie d’Elles” and also works as an outside eye and director for several projects.

In 2016, she decided to create her own company, with a multidisciplinary show “Brut” which is currently in creation and will premiere in March in Brussels….

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    The Summer camp runs from 30 Juli - 31 August. A more detalied schedule will be presented later.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with an exemption from Swedish 1, 2 and 3 and English 6

    Specific entry requirement
    • 7,5 credits in circus or the equivalent

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    The course is intended for practitioners of one or several circus disciplins who wish to develop artistically and technically.

  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by putting in your name and e-mail address.
    2. Input your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL document pages, even those that just contain instructions or keys or other information that is not necessarily your grade information. It must be the complete document.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records, language test results etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. The documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name

     

    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complet.

    A copy of your valid passport or valid national identity card (if applicable for you)

     Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. In order to find out which group you belong to, you need to show your citizenship. Therefore, you must upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

     

    Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements

    You must upload your diploma, a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school/high school Grades and certificates should primarily be in Swedish, but Danish, English, Faroese, Finish, French, German and Norwegian are also accepted. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator. If you do not have grades from Upper secondary school/high shool you can apply for Recognition of prior learning.

    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    Application for Recognition of Prior Learning/Exemption (if applicable for you)

    If you do not fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme, you may apply for recognition of prior learning or exemption. In other words, that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities can be assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. You must upload:

    • A letter explaining why you think that you will cope with the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements.
    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be in English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French or German and marked with your name and day of birth. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

     

    Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements:

    • 7,5 credits in circus, or the equivalent

     

    Film/s

    If you apply to HAndstand, HAnd to HAnd and/or Acrobatics you need to upload a film of max. 3 minutes

     

    Your CV

     

     

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. The selection is based on the merits of the applicants.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course Handstand is 20 500 SEK.

    The tuition fee for the course Hand to Hand is 20 500 SEK

    The tuition fee for the course Movement Improvisation within Circus is 20 500 SEK

    The tuition fee for the course Acrobatics is 16 400 SEK

    The tuition fee for the course Physical Preparation is 8 200 SEK

    The tuition fee for all  the courses in Summer camp  86 100 SEK

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.

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