Standing ovation for Colombian artists

The special performance of URBAN (Circo Para Todos) on 10th May, 2012 gathered over 300 spectators under the big tent of Ile Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt and was a real success !

The special performance of URBAN (Circo Para Todos) on 10th May, 2012 gathered over 300 spectators under the big tent of Ile Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt and was a real success !

This outstanding event could be organized thanks to the combined efforts of Chemins d’Enfances organization, Cirque en Chantier, Circolombia Agency and the Colombian Embassy. All proceeds resulting from this performance will go to Circo Para Todos School in Colombia, the first professional circus school in the world specifically dedicated for at-risk boys and girls, whose URBAN’s artists team are coming from.

The event started at 7.00 p.m. with a cocktail party welcoming all the spectators eager to attend the spectacular and creative performance of young Colombian artists. Youngs, families as well as members of the Colombian Embassy, of associations and organizations working for children and youth came to support Circo para Todos School as well as URBAN’s artists.

Before the performance started, the President of Circo Para Todos, Felicity Simpson, presented a short documentary film tracing back the story of Circo Para Todos program and describing the schoollife. Then, the President of Chemins d’Enfances, Martine Roussel-Adam, showed her support to this rich and innovative project.

URBAN’s artists took then the audience into everyday’s life in the streets of Cali in Colombia, made of clashes and battles, through mind-blowing acrobatic feats to the rythm of a powerful hip-hop and reggaeton mix, accompanied by songs in live. The audience was captivated by this amazing and punchy artistic creation. At the end of the performance they all stood up to give a big round of applause to the artists !

Afterwards the artists joined the public in the cocktail lounge in order to exchange some words and some Colombian salsa dance steps in a friendly atmosphere !

This exceptional evening enabled us to collect around 5000 euros for the professional school circus, Circo Para Todos ! This amount will allow to implement a new special class for floor acrobatic exercises which is essential for the high level of training offered within Circo Para Todos.

Chemins d’Enfances team wishes to express their warmful thanks to all the people who participated and supported this outstanding event !