The Beirut Juggles Festival

Summary
Beirut Juggles is a social, educational Circus festival by Cirquenciel & civil society partners
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Campaign successfully funded on: 03 May,2014

This project has been successfully funded with $8,125 (102%)

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Short Summary

Cirquenciel.aec presents Beirut Juggles the social, educational and recreational circus arts festival. This initiative aims to empower the existence of circus culture and practice in educational institutions and among the public. Beirut Juggles is a step to engage the Lebanese and MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) population in a fun, educational and social activity: Circus arts!  It is through our passion for this art that we come together into the practice and the spreading of its culture. Beirut Juggles promotes and practices Conflict Resolution, Non-violence and Teamwork through simple Juggling and Collaborative play.


What We Need & What You Get
Cirquenciel is raising funds in order to:

1- acquire & rent technical components of the project: space rental, sound, lighting, logistics.

2- Produce digital communication media and print-outs.

3- Support staff recruitment.

Your generous funds will cover what money can procure.  

What money cannot procure is the expertise of our talented jugglers, the long-term engagement of our team to teaching and spreading circus arts and your lovely presence at the festival's premises.

Within the 3 festival days, you can come and benefit from our public classes, be engaged in our performances, and claim your right to Juggle :-) 

The Impact
Year after another, the juggling community is growing; jugglers are identifying themselves from all over the country, the Middle East and even Europe. Beirut Juggles 2012 gave birth to a sustainable Lebanese - German collaboration;  3 local NGO's: Cirquenciel, Filhos de Bimba Escola de Capoeira, the Nawaya Network and TEDxyouth, all aiming to empower youth, were promoted during the festival.

Beirut Juggles led to the integration of circus arts in the education programs at Grand Lycee Franco-Libanais, Kulturzentrum, and College Protestant Libanais and now aims at reinforcing the establishment of the Circus Arts National Institute (CAN I).

The story and need behind Cirqu’enciel

The circus culture was totally absent from the Lebanese society before the founding of cirqu’enciel (Just a few jugglers here and there really!). It’s a social, cultural, and educational challenge that we face, and not only in Lebanon, but in the whole MENA region in general. Circus is one of the most developed physical education tools, and it still doesn’t exist in our curricula. We have a mass of sedentary youth; we need to get them involved in a lifetime of fun physical exercise!

The cirqu’enciel social program was launched in 2001 under the NGO arcenciel and Cirque du Monde: the social program of Cirque du Soleil - Quebec, based on the belief everyone has the right to grow in a fun, safe, educational environment: the Circus! Almost 13 years now since “Cirque du Monde” trainers visited arcenciel, and we look forward to our best days yet to come.

Our track record and references on our portfolio are available at 

www.cirquenciel-arcenciel.org 

www.beirutjuggles.org 

www.arcenciel.org

www.facebook.com/Beirut.Juggles

www.facebook.com/aec.arcenciel

www.facebook.com/Johnny.Girges


Other Ways You Can Help

As artists, we strongly believe in the value that circus arts add to one’s personal experience; coming from our own, we grew on several levels, guided by a bundle of disciplines, or so called games. 

Your contribution to this National endeavor can be a simple share on your social media accounts, or your presence on our tours, festival preparation site and positive engagement in the circus activities. 

Everyone has the right to grow up in the safe, fun, caring environment. Join in for some serious fun and contribute to the change you want see! 

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MartinOrdas says: Ouais! Let's make it happen! Maher & Johnny are a great team and organizers, I'm sure everyone would benefit from the festival. Let's juggle!
24 Mar,2014 at 16:50 pm
Johnny Girges says: Thank you Martin :-) we still have our fingers crossed ;-) 3 days to go!
01 May,2014 at 10:56 am

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We are Maher Safar & Johnny Girges; two individuals coming from different backgrounds, who joined together in a vision we call "Beirut Juggles: Why be the spectator when you can be the performer?!"

Facilitated by the tremendous support of Cirquenciel.aec…

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    A SYMBOL OF GRATITUDE

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A souvenir pin from Beirut Juggles, along with our gratitude for your contribution, which would be expressed in every statement we make about the festival.
$20 or more
→    HAND-MADE SOUVENIR JUGGLING BALL

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For this contribution to our educational endeavour you will receive a souvenir hand-made juggling ball !
$40 or more
→    (4) JUGGLING CLASSES

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Come Juggle, play and learn! As a reward for this contribution we offer you the chance to participate in (4) 90 minute classes specifically designed for Zoomaal Donors ! These will be held on Mondays and Fridays simultaneously with the free play sessions. Hurry up and register! You also get the handmade juggling ball !
$60 or more
→    BJF ENTRANCE AND (2) JUGGLING SESSIONS

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You get a free pass to the 3-day festival you would have helped bring to life ! About $75 dollars in value /AND the chance to participate in (2) 90 minute classes specifically designed for Zoomaal Donors ! These will be held on Mondays and Fridays simultaneously with the free play sessions. Hurry up and register!
$100 or more
→    BJF ENTRANCE FOR 2 !

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Invite your special someone to the 3-day Festival for an outing you will never forget !
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