Language Circus. Getting into a language on the same conditions as a child – communcating with the body.
Using circus as a theme and with the help of a tightrope dancer, a clown and an acrobat we approach our Sami languages. Being a beginner gets easier if learning means being funny and crazy. How does the tightrope dancer bend the verbs? How does the clown get away with saying the wrong things? Where is grief hiding in the body – the grief of not remembering one's own language? What does sadness look like – how does it sound?
We are offering one or two days of language circus with break dancing, juggling, playing and riding on hobby reindeers.
By: Patricia Fjellgren, Siri Hamari and Erik Rosales
Participants: Patricia Fjellgren/Sebastian Björkman, Rasmus Wurm och Ylva Gustafsson
Facts: The Language Circus is directed towards children, aged from six to eleven. Guided by a clown, a Sami linguist and an actor, the children will play and learn about the Sami languages through acrobatic exercises, clownery and games.
Each workshop is created together with each school. In order to build the circus arena we need:
- A room at least 8x8 meters, and 4 meters high, to put up the circus tent
- Mats from the gym hall
- Electricity, a heated room
- A group of max 25 children
- Local educational staff present during the workshops