J'ai Mal Partout-Cirque Medical

By KnJ Theater at Peridance (other events)

Sunday, February 12 2023 5:00 PM 6:30 PM EST

The organization "J'ai Mal Partout - Cirque Médical" founded by the tightrope walker and Medical Doctor Maddly Guillaume, and the award-winning artist from Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, director and circus teacher Alejandro Escobedo; organizes in France encounters between the contemporary circus and people with physical, mental and social health disorders. In 2020, with the support of the Académie Fratellini, and the Sorbonne Paris Nord University, the association is presented in the medical thesis "Culture and health with the circus arts" which explores the benefits of circus shows on the mental health of spectators. Neuroscience sheds light on the mechanisms of the circus that produce a positive experience: "optimistic virtuosity", "flight", "clown mythology". The emotions produced by a circus performance are a resource of resilience for people whose life paths have been damaged. These data led to the development of the CIRCO INFINITO project, a feel good circus play intended for health care areas, hospitals, and theaters committed to accessibility for audiences with disabilities. A presentation that seeks to take care of the spectator, to overcome the differences, as a refuge, like the arts, whose power is to take care of the society.