Circus for Survivors

Circus for Survivors
Enrich the body and mind through play and movement in these free circus skills classes designed specifically for those surviving with cancer and their families and friends. Each workshop is FREE and tailored to fit the needs of the participants. Activities will be suitable for all abilities and are wheelchair accessible. Participants are encouraged to try the circus at the level of adventure and ability they choose. The program includes juggling, low balancing wires, aerial fabrics and low trapezes. Events include workshops for women with cancer, men with cancer, families facing cancer together, and even a "Day at the Circus" that includes tickets to a circus show!

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Contact us by email, call 413-625-2402 or fill out the contact form below.

Saturday, May 17    A Day at the Circus for families!     12-2 pm workshop, 3 pm show FREE
Begin with a workshop our Cotton Mill Studio in Brattleboro, followed by a free circus performance at Landmark College in Putney, VT. The event is open to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis at any stage and up to 3 family members age 10 and up.

Saturday, May 31    2:30 - 4:30 pm; Esh Aerial Arts, Boston area    

Saturday, Sept 27    2:30 - 4:30 pm; SHOW Circus Studio, Easthampton, MA    

Facilitators:
Suzanne Rappaport, MS Occupational Therapy—A circus arts teacher and coach, she sees a connection between circus activities and improved health and wellness. Participants in her programs experience increased mind and body awareness and have fun, too!

Pam Roberts—A certified yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor who has been leading programs for people affected by cancer for over 10 years.

Britta Reida—Active with NECCA since 2006, as both a student and an executive board member. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, she found circus instrumental to her healing.

A big thanks to the Lloyd Symington Foundation for their generous support of our 2013 and 2014 programs. Learn more about the program in this article from the Keene Sentinel.