Torino is proud to offer the first ever Italian bachelor’s degree course in contemporary circus, thanks to the twenty-year work experience of Cirko Vertigo. This degree course, which is the evolution of the Professional Training Course for Contemporary Circus Artists created by the Foundation Cirko Vertigo, which has now become the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in arts, music and entertainment (DAMS), thanks to the Interministerial Commission.
This project is sponsored not only by the MIC (Ministry of Culture), but also the Regional government of Piedmont, the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, which has always tried to foster an educational model which supports those professions connected to cultural studies and which encourages the growth of
the entire sector. This project is also sponsored by the Fondazione CRT and the City of Grugliasco, in cooperation with blucinQue Nice Production Center, the DAMS university of Turin and the City of Turin.
The subjects that are studied during this course of study are more than 20, among which there are both theoretical subjects, such as history of circus, of theatre, of dance and of cinema, anatomy, biomechanics, sport psychology, communication, marketing and entertainment business economics, as well as practical subjects such as physical and acrobatic training, costume design, make-up techniques and specific circus techniques (from aerial techniques to
juggling and acrobatics), theatre, classical and contemporary dance.