To provide classes for special inclusive groups, in which
24 children are involved, 7 of which are foster children.
The only circus in Russia whose artists are special children: from dysfunctional and foster families, as well as with special needs. Here, not only professional circus trainers work with children, but also psychologists and social workers.
On the map of social circuses of the world compiled
by Cirque du Soleil
Uppsala Circus is the only such project
In 2020, 216 training sessions were held for these groups. Inspired by social institutions: nursing homes, orphanages, rehabilitation and migration centers.
During the period of forced isolation, many institutions were closed. So that social institutions workers not to be discouraged, Uppsala Circus held 5 shows right on the street, creating a festive atmosphere and distracting from the disturbing informational background.
They arranged a carnival in the spirit of the Mexican Dia de los muertos. The participants were 34 newcomers, including adopted children. The artists juggled, walked on stilts, did somersaults, showed tricks and even made an impromptu lambada with the guests.
They showed 18 repertory performances, some of which were held on the street due to the pandemic. About 800 people observed performances.