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Sector: Archive Art and social Country: Romania Project status: Archive Partner: Fundatia Parada
Project type: Partnership with AMI Year: 2012
Locations: Bucharest
Activities: Circus

Objectives

Completion of a training course for a group of 6 young collaborators to facilitate their social reintegration and professional insertion into the Academy of Social Art, which the Association intends to create in Bucharest. At the end of this artistic and social journey, in 2014, the show Parada-is made its public debut in Italy.

Beneficiaries

  • 6 young Rumanian collaborators (ex Parada beneficiaries with a difficult past) undergoing training;
  • Approximately 300 children and youths participating in the initiatives, performances and activities offered by Fundatia Parada;
  • Students of the schools where Fundatia Parada performs shows and carries out activities.

Activities

For years Fundatia Parada has been working in favor of the street children of Bucharest through an innovative tool – the circus. Parada works directly in the streets, advocating that being homeless is not an illness but a condition that can be escaped if there’s the will to do so. Indeed the circus has been an opportunity and a creative alternative to life in the street. Through this art it is possible to get ahead, garner applause and be recognized.

In 2014, Parada completed the training of five youths who created a circus company in 2012 to acquire greater competencies, responsibilities and autonomy. Over the years, they have received complete training (artistic and psychological, theoretical and practical). In 2014, they produced the show Parada-is by combining stagecraft, modern circus and theatre. The show made its public debut in Bucarest in March 2014 and it was represented in Lodi (Italy) in May 2014, in Milan on June 9, 2015 and in Rome on June 12, 2015.

Partner

Fundatia Parada

This non-profit Romanian organization was founded in 1996 in Bucharest to develop programs for homeless children, youths and families. It provides social services, education and facilitates socio-professional integration.

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