INAC's contemporary circus professional education program aims to stimulate and train young circus artists at a high technical and artistic level. In addition to risk, poetry, and humor, we believe that technical excellence and virtuosity sustain the various forms of contemporary circus.
The pedagogical basis of this project focuses on intensive daily training that develops different circus disciplines (such as manipulation of objects, clown, balance, aerial, acrobatics, among others) in a close relationship with other artistic forms, namely, theater and dance.

INAC fills the gap in contemporary circus studies in Portugal, believing that, in the future, exceptional artists will create exceptional art.
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The Circo à Noite program, by INAC (Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo), is a recreational program of regular circus classes for all ages.

The children work with us in various circus disciplines: acrobatic fabrics, lyre, trapeze, floor acrobatics and trampoline.
Exercising has never been so much fun!

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It is aimed at professionals who want to maintain their technical training practice and continue their artistic research.

The space provides:

a training area with technical equipment for acrobatics, aerials, balance, and juggling.
a black box, equipped for air, sound, light, and linoleum.
an open space for laboratory and research provided air, sound, light, and linoleum.
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Study Programmes

O programa de educação profissional em circo contemporâneo do INAC tem como objectivo estimular e formar jovens artistas de circo num alto nível técnico e artístico. Acreditamos que, para além do risco, da poesia e do humor, é a excelência técnica e o virtuosismo que sustentam as diversas formas de circo contemporâneo. A base pedagógica deste projecto centra-se numa formação diária intensiva que desenvolve diferentes disciplinas circenses (como manipulação de objectos, clown, equilíbrios, aéreos, acrobacia, entre outras) numa estreita relação com outras formas artísticas, nomeadamente, teatro e dança. O INAC preenche a lacuna existente nos estudos circenses contemporâneos em Portugal, acreditando que, no futuro, artistas excepcionais irão criar uma arte excepcional.

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