“It makes me feel like I have somewhere to belong.”
Inspired by Canada 150, Calgary’s own Green Fools Theatre combined its Social Circus camps and theatre creation work to produce COU, A Circus of Unity.
“What’s beautiful about Social Circus is that you don’t have to speak English to understand,” says Dean Bareham, Artistic Director and Co-founder of Green Fools Theatre. “Visual learning is really key to this.”
Together with 13 seasoned theatre and circus artists, and 50 youth from multiple cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds, the production fused the voices of Canada’s youth to create a multimedia circus spectacular.
About The Storytelling Project & WeMaple
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to partner with WeMaple in their efforts to highlight stories of creativity in our city. This video series shines a spotlight on artists and projects in Calgary that show the importance of living a creative life.
The Storytelling Project raises awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives.
Have a story to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.