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DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Circus Summercamp-summer course

The Department of Circus at DOCH offers for the second time the successful Summer camp in circus.

The courses are for you who wishes to develop artistically and technically in your circus discipline. The Summercamp consists of three optional courses that can be combined to fulltime studies or part time studies during 5 weeks. 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, Anna Pascual and Pau Portabella. The Summercamp is given July 29th - August 30 st in the Circus hall at DOCH.

The courses are scheduled on daytime 1 - 2,5 hour per day per course. There will be tasks given to work on individually after the classes. The students will have access to training space and studios in the evenings to practice their course disciplines.

 

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. 

 

Hand to Hand, 2,5 credits (both for duos and single bases and single flyers)

Teachers:  Alexander "Sasha" Gavrilov, Pau Portabella, Marta Torrents, Anna Pascual.

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.

The course is possible to apply to for both for duos and single bases or single flyers. The duos will be taught by Alexander Sasha Gavrilov and the single bases and flyers will work in group and will work in hand to hand bases and also in technical research with teachers Pau Portabella, Marta Torrents and Anna Pascual.

 

Stage presence, dramaturgy and creative processes within circus, 3 credits

Teachers: Marta Torrents, Anna Pascual and Pau Portabella

The course includes work with techniques for stage presence and dramaturgy with the student's circus technique as a base. The dramaturgy work focus on how to use circus technique as an artistical language on the stage. The course also includes improvisation and methods for writing to develop ideas for creative processes in their circus practice. The course contains individual and group based exercises lead by the well reputed artists, directors and circus teachers Pau Portabella, Marta Torrents and Anna Pascual Fernandez.

 

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.

 

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, a 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 on tour.

 

Anna Pascual

She studied at Rogelio Rivel circus school in Barcelona and Flic in Turin, where she did partner acrobatics and Chinese pole as specialization. Anna settled in Barcelona and founded the circus company called Psirc with whom she created in 2012, Acrometria. With this show, the company turned for 5 years for Europe and Latin America.

Besides touring she worked on various projects in Catalonia with several companies like Animal Religion, Johnny and Los Galindos.

In 2017, she became part of the Tender Napalm artistic team, a result of a collaboration between Psirc and Sixto Paz companies. This project was premiered within the framework of the Grec Festival in Barcelona.

Nowadays, besides touring with Los Galindos, she is part of the artistic team of Silenzio, a show from Roberto Magro company, produced by Mercat de les Flors and directed by Roberto Magro.

She is also doing artistic management to young circus companies like Madame Gaüc and Cia Provisional and she is part of the independent creative team of Cronopis Circus Space in Mataró, where she regularly teaches Chinese pole classes.

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    The courses are scheduled on daytime 1 - 2,5 hour per day per course. There will be tasks given to work on individually after the classes. The students will have access to training space and studios in the evenings to practice their course disciplines

  • Entry requirements

    For all three courses:

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

    For Handstand 2,5 credits

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

     

    For Hand to Hand A 2,5 credits

    Specific entry requirement
    • 15 credits in circus focusing on hand to hand or the equivalent

     

    For Stage Presence, Dramaturgy and Creative Processes in Circus, 3 credits

    Specific entry requirement
    • 15 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 stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in 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 pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters 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.
    • All 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 complete.

    1. A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    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. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. 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.

     

    2. Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements for studies at first cycle.
    • You must upload your diploma with a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school/high school.
    • If you do not have grades from upper secondary school/high school you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).

    We only accept documents in Nordic languages, Finnish and English. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

     

    3. Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements:

    For Handstand 2,5 credits

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

     

    For Hand to Hand A 2,5 credits

    Specific entry requirement
    • 15 credits in circus focusing on hand to hand or the equivalent

     

    For Stage Presence, Dramaturgy and Creative Processes in Circus, 3 credits

    Specific entry requirement
    • 15 credits in circus or the equivalent

     

    if you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).

     

    4. Specific for the course
    • Letter of Motivation explaining why you want to take the course
    • Your CV where you list your education, professional experience and other relevant experiences that you want to refer to.
    • Film of max. 3 minutes150 mb, showing your skills in the required circus skill. One film per course you apply to.
     
    5. Applying for recognition of prior learning

    If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific 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 signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

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

     

    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.

    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 A is 20 500 SEK

    The tuition fee for the courseStage Presence, Dramaturgy and Creative Processes is 24 600 SEK

     

    The tuition fee for all  the courses in Summer camp  65 600 SEK

     

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