Ladies and Gentlemen, Children, friends and members of the Circus Community from all over the world:
Welcome! Ahlan Wasahlan to The Palestinian Circus School
The Palestinian Circus School is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, established in 2006 and registered with the Palestinian Authority since February 2007. It teaches circus in Birzeit and in other cities like Jenin, Hebron, Ramallah and Al Fara refugee camp.
You may ask: why teach circus in Palestine? Because the occupation is devastating our lives, as individuals and as a nation. Dignity, unity, respect, trust but most of all hope are under serious threat. We have to believe that a a future Palestine is possible, with people who dream of a better life and invest positive energies in their society. Therefore, with our circus school, we want to develop the creative potential of young people in Palestine to engage them, empowering them to strengthen their identity, and enter into a constructive and positive dialogue with each other and woith their society. We offer a safe space where people meet in equality and by working together we achieve the most meaningful result.
Our goal is to overcome the divisions within our society by working with everybody, everywhere. Bringing people together in our trainings and traveling all over the country with our shows, is challenging the multiple boundaries that have been imposed on us for far too long: political, geographical, economical, religious and gender.
The Palestinian Circus School encourages the development of a new form of cultural expression, and a new generation of artists in Palestine. An art form that is dynamic, experimental and aimed at challenging traditional perceptions of arts and artistic interaction.
The school is an open space for creativity on all levels, enhancing a strong participation of all people involved: students, trainers, volunteers and the community at large.
On this website you will find all information related to our work and the challenges we face.
Come and visit us!!