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The Circus of Well-Being

This production was created during a residency as part of our STARTS project, GRIN.

Suitable for ages 12+

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Nana and Spot ©Nick Mangafas

Our world today is a minefield of countless challenging situations and questions. As we embark on a search of well-being and joy, key questions include, "How can young people cope with these challenges, what gives them a sense of control in their lives, and what serves as a source of strength?". The Circus of Well-Being takes a light-hearted, playful look at what makes us happy and applies the 'tools' that art provides us with: music, theater, dance, performance figures, and technology.

Experience a sense of wonder and well-being as you discover the Circus of Knowledge and the JKU's unique oasis of well-being.
The artistic performances will alter our perception, allowing us to rediscover and redefine our personal relationship to our immediate surroundings, to our fellow human beings, and to the world.

Join in and explore the magic of being and the opportunities life presents us with. Dance and break the mold, challenge boundaries and sing out into the world together!
A place isn’t just where you are; it’s what you make of it.

In addition to performances, there will be a range of different activities at the JKU at this time, including dance, music, theater, and practicing relaxation & meditation techniques.
Monday, June 3, to Thursday, June 6, 2024, between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
Monday, June 10, to Thursday, June 13, 2024, between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Drop by, enjoy, and let yourself be pleasantly surprised!

 

 

Concept and Director: David Maayan

Puppetdesign: Roger Titley

Artists:
Theresa Aranya Aigner
Toni Burger
Ida Kelarova und Desiderius Duzda
Romy Kolb
Brigitte Lackner
Ulrich Probst
Cornelia Scheuer
Roger Titley

Circus psychologist: Barbara Stiglbauer
Psychologists: Marlene Penz, Anna Scharfetter

Educational Guidance: Ulrich Probst und Brigitte Lackner

Dramaturgical Consultant: Angelika Kisser-Maayan

Production and assistant director: Linda Huber

 

Dates & Times

Performances for School Classes

We would like to invite staff and students of JKU to the free school events!

  • Monday, June 3, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, June 5,.2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Monday, June 10, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (an ÖGS-Austrian Sign Language interpreter will be available)

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Performances Open to the Public

Additional activities across campus (advance registration is not required)

  • Monday, June 3, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Monday, June 10, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Thursday, June 13, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (with translation into ÖGS-Austrian Sign Language)

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