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Project takes the circus to people with special needs

09.03.2020 | Culture and Sports

Children, teenagers, adults and the elderly with special needs will immerse themselves in the circus world through the show “O Mundo Especial de Picolé” - one of the 17 selected for the 4th CCR Cultural Projects Institute Announcement. The project proposes taking a fully interactive presentation, adapted to the public needs of 20 assistance entities, in six cities located along the highways managed by CCR RodoNorte.
"The clown's language and the free and funny way of relating to the world facilitate and stimulate this interaction", the artist Robert Willians Vargas Salgueiro considers, who gives life to Picolé. He is a clown who still tries to develop his skills and, to do that, needs a lot of support and encouragement from the audience. "Picolé is a human in progress, like each one of us, always trying to overcome his challenges, despite the slip ups", the actor details.
The scene brings together elements and equipment from the world of circus, such as a riding arena, juggling and unicycles. “We created a magical structure so that our audience really feels like they are at the circus”, Geovana de Abreu Salgueiro evaluates, artistic director of the project.
Although the plot is the same in all presentations, the show will have its own characteristics for each audience that receives it. For the hearing impaired, the emphasis will be on body expression. In the case of visually impaired audiences, in addition to the concern with sound, Picolé will work with tactile stimuli, making the audience understand the scene and the very characteristics of the clown.
According to Robert, who has been an instructor at Pessoa com Deficiência da Fundação Proamor for five years, the project's concern is to reinforce the potential of humans and not their limitations. "When the audience understands this, the project reaches its essence, which translates into joy without limits", he reinforces.
All presentations will be free. As a social counterpart, the project will also hold five circus workshops for people with special needs.

Support from the CCR Institute The CCR Institute supports the project through the Federal Culture Incentive Law. “We are proud to continue encouraging the democratization of access to culture in Brazil. The incentive announcements are important instruments to spread cultural projects in different regions of the country, especially those that are furthest from big hubs”, Marina Mattaraia highlights, director of the CCR Institute.
“Our partnership with this project gives us great pride, especially for the work that Picolé and the entire team have been developing for a long time and for the affection they share with everyone, especially with children. I have no doubt that 'O Mundo Especial de Popolé' will be very successful wherever it goes,” says Rosimeri Mathiel, Communication coordinator at CCR RodoNorte.

 

Children, teenagers, adults and the elderly with special needs will immerse themselves in the circus world through the show “O Mundo Especial de Popolé” - one of the 17 selected for the 4th CCR Cultural Projects Institute Announcement Children, teenagers, adults and the elderly with special needs will immerse themselves in the circus world through the show “O Mundo Especial de Popolé” - one of the 17 selected for the 4th CCR Cultural Projects Institute Announcement
Autor: Rodrigo Czekalski/ CCR RodoNorte