Welcome to Hiccup Circus Uganda

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

HCU IS AN EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING AND ITINERANT SOCIAL  CIRCUS WITHOUT ANIMALS

The aim is to introduce Circus in Uganda using performances as an alternative pedagogical tool to work with communities, youth and  children who are marginalized  or at  social risk.

 

HCU make available an informal and creative instrument that allows beneficiaries to develop motivation, confidence and efficiency. HCU offer to its audience the abilities to navigate this increasingly complex world making performances and training as a medium in fostering the types of values that will  lead to an inclusive growth, and a peaceful  living  together.

OUR NUMBERS

A circus show can act as a “key” to catch curiosity and as a “flexible container” of meanings able to adapt to any particular need by tackling social messages about Inclusion, WASH, Road Safety, SRHR/Gender, Addiction, Environmental Protection – Climate Change – Waste Management, HIV/AIDS – Immunizations, School Drop Out, Disability, Rights, Blood Donation and many more.

THE SHOW PRODUCTION

The show and its production will combine juggling, drama, puppetry, ground and aerial acrobatics, clowning, hand stand, fire spitting, dance, and music. It will both entertain and educate throughout its amazing circus numbers and edify dramas by bringing light to issues that may have otherwise been unknown. Read more…

SOCIAL CIRCUS INFOTAINMENT

HCU has an Social Circus infotainment oriented performance; a free live show with two souls where there are serious and fun moments with exciting stories of hope and change seeking to raise society’s awareness and promote education… a vehicle for reflection, action and,  most importantly, transformation. Read more…

VERSATILE AND ADAPTABLE

HCU is very versatile and adaptable for all spectators and situations. Artists can perform for large audience groups and for people of all ages coming from different social extraction. For private animations, advertisement, birthday and wedding parties, corporate celebrations, commemoration days etc.  Read more…

BENEFICIARIES

HCU’s direct beneficiaries are audience members of schools, neglected communities, youth centres, refugee settlements, and people of all ages from different social extraction with the youth living in slums. The indirect beneficiaries are the members of spectators’ family and the broad communities involve with the communication activities.

INVOLVEMENTS

Direct beneficiaries are involve by an amazing and very attractive live free show where the proposed narrative becomes a mirror of the everyday challenges audience experienced in the community and this engagement offers an opportunity to think, talk, and take action. Another useful and effective active “tool” is the Ringmaster who plays a central role in keeping the spectators’ attention constantly focused on the educational theme and who frequently interacts with the audience. Also an expert is onstage enhancing the direct beneficiaries’ participation with a question & answer session. Additionally, with the help and guidance of head teachers or communities’ leaders, the involvement can be reinforced before and/or after the show with some dedicated researches, drawings, writing essays, home works and the initiation of clubs/associations devoted to the educational theme.

The youth livings in slums, enrolled in the Kasikonda Youth Circus School are involve by the artistry, thrill and wonder inherent to circus arts training. These activities have a particular power to clamp the attention and inspire disadvantaged groups where other artistic, athletic, sectarian or therapeutic interventions have failed to engage.

Members of the spectators’ family are involve with the distribution, at the end of show, of booklets with relevant information about the educational theme. The broad communities are included with the communication activities as press releases, photo and video distribution, electronic newsletters, website and social media updating.

HOW HCU IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

HCU makes education amazing for students, teachers, caretakers and the communities, inspire future careers and make learning fun. The project want to develops the capacity of Ugandan youth to continue this work by training them, building networks with long lasting friendships and providing professional instructors,  first class quality equipment and, skills.
The result is a personal rehabilitation. It restores and enriches the social fabric and lets youth to talk a language that is part of mainstream society. Circus, just like any other artistic discipline, is an instrument that allows youth to form a relationship, between adolescence and the adult world, by living a different experience and building bridges between these two realities.