PCS started its own story with Circus behind the Wall, the first creation that narrated how circus came to Palestine, which obstacles it had to face and how it became a tool to give hope to our young people.
Since then, PCS engages on the quest to introduce Palestine to a new form of Performing Arts, the one of Contemporary Circus.
We see the extreme need of young people to express themselves and to convey a message to their audiences. Through circus we create a new creative medium where we introduce the young people in the language of the body. By using music, costumes, theatrical elements, dance and the many circus skills we develop stories about our daily realities.
This Program is one of the programs of the Artistic Department, and it is an intensive artistic and technical preparation program for a period of one year, within 6 hours per week.
Shams groups alumni are targeted at students over the age of 18.
• Developing the artistic and technical level of the group to reach a generation of professional artists.
• Increasing the number of artists who are able to produce circus shows at a high artistic and technical level.
• Producing a circus show that represents the Palestinian Circus School locally and internationally.
Through the Palestinian Circus School’s endeavor to cooperate and create partnerships with circus artists, local and international troupes, and circus schools locally and internationally, the Palestinian Circus School aims to produce joint performances on the level of students and professional circus artists.