Information about the Selection tests

Time plan

1 February 2017         Last day of application
13-17 March 2017      Selection test 1
23-25 April 2017         Selection test 2 at DOCH
26-27 April 2017         Selection test 3 at DOCH

 

Selection test 1

13 – 17 March 2017

The assessment of the first selection test is done from the film with the circus act that you have uploaded. The assessment is done by a smaller admission group.

Aim
The aim of the test is for the admission group to be able to assess your technical level and artistic ability

Content

The circus act that you recorded and uploaded

Assessment

The admission group assesses your technical level and artistic presentation like movement qualities, musicality and stage presence

 

After the Selection test 1 the admission group decides which of the applicants that will pass on to Selection test 2. All the applicants will be informed of the result through MyNetwork. The applicants that continue to Selection test 2 will get an invitation during the week starting with 20 March 2017 to come to DOCH.

 

Selection test 2

23-25 April 2017 at DOCH, Brinellvägen 58 and 34

Dance

Aim

The aim of the test in dance is to get an idea of your movement abilities, your movement qualities, musical abilities and how you can solve given tasks.

Contents

The test in dance consists of a warm up, a shorter choreography and improvisation.

Assessment

The admission group assesses your movement abilities, your ability to improvise and your ability to solve given tasks.

Circus Act

Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your technical and artistic ability through the presentation of your circus act.

Content

You shall present a circus act that is between 3 – 5 minutes. You should present your act in a safe way. Please bring your own music. You will be able to use some equipment from our circus hall. You will get more information about the equipment in the circus hall later.

Assessment

The admission group assesses your technical repertoire and abilities, your artistic performance regarding movement qualities, musicality/timing and stage presence

Circus Discipline

 Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your physical ability and potential in the circus discipline you apply with.

Content

You will work together with a teacher in the discipline you apply with. The test contains exercises in the chosen discipline. It might also contain exercises in strength, stretch and/or acrobatics. If you apply with a duo/group discipline the test might also have exercises in the second discipline that you have stated in your application.

 

Assessment

The admission group assesses your ability and potential in the circus discipline you apply with and your ability to absorb instructions. The discipline teachers are advisory in the assessment of the test in circus discipline.

 

After the Selection test 2 the admission group decides which of the applicants that will pass on to Selection test 3. All the applicants will be informed of the result through MyNetwork during the evening 23 April 2017.

 

Selection test 3

26 – 27 April at DOCH, Brinellvägen 34

Individual task

Aim

The aim is for you to show your ability to solve a task within given frames in a creative way.

Content

You will get a task based on your circus act. You will get a time limit to work on the task and then present the results for the admission group

Assessment

The assessment group will assess how you can work with a given task, how to make artistic and technical choices within a given time frame.

Circus discipline

Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your physical ability and potential in the circus discipline you apply with.

Content

You will work together with a teacher in the discipline you apply with. The test consists of more advanced exercises in the discipline you have applied with. It might also contain more advanced exercises in strength, stretch and/or acrobatics. If you apply with a duo/group discipline the test might also have exercises in the second discipline that you have stated in your application

Assessment

The admission group assesses your ability and potential to develop in the circus discipline you apply with and your ability to absorb instructions. The discipline teachers are advisory in the assessment of the test in circus discipline.

Interview

Aim and content

The aim is to get a personal contact with you and hear you talk about your view on your time as a student at DOCH and your expectations on the education. You will also have the opportunity to talk about your views on circus as an art form and future as a circus artist. The interviews are individual together with a smaller part of the admission group (2 – 3 persons).

Assessment

The interview is not assessed.

 

After the Selection test 3 the admission group decides which of the applicants that will be admitted and who will be on the waiting list. All the applicants will be informed of the result through MyNetwork at the earliest  10 May 2017.

 

Assessment of the tests

The technical level and abilities are assessed according to:

Presentations (safe and technically controlled performance)

Broad knowledge in circus technique

Flexibility

Coordination

 

The artistic ability is assessed according to:

Movement qualities

Stage Presence

Creativity

Musicality

 

The scale for the various assessments is:

1. The applicant does not display the requested ability.

2. The applicant is able to show the requested ability to some extent.

3. The applicant is able to show the requested ability.

4. The applicant is able to properly display the requested ability.

5. The applicant is able to show the requested ability with ease.