A Case Study of Circus Education in Korea Focused on Circus Professional Training Program by Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture

국내 서커스 교육 사례연구 -서울문화재단 주최 서커스 전문가 양성 프로그램을 중심으로-

Jun, Aram;Kim, Hyung Nam;Chung, Yeun Soo

  • Received : 2016.02.02
  • Accepted : 2016.03.18
  • Published : 2016.06.28


This research is to explore the direction of circus education in Korea by the case study of Circus Professional Training Program, which was held by Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture for the first time in Korea. The study was conducted via interviews of three participants who completed Circus Professional Training Program to comprehend their experiences of participating the programs in Korea and France. Result of this study revealed that the participants were able to set their goals to jump up, and expand their movements through the program that was held in Korea. Experiencing the great cirus world in France, they showed eagerness to go back and get more training. Despite of these positive effects, they have faced a difficulty how to continue their leaning and goals for the circus in the absence of circus facilities and places to practice. The system that they can take the next step is not ready yet, either. There should be some solutions to these problems. In order to develop the circus education, they hoped that Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture continues circus education with consistency. In addition to that, many national and circus educational organizations should be activated to establish the circus professional educational system.


Circus;Circus Professional Training Program;Seoul Foundation Arts and Culture


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