Our social circus hero!
At Cirkidz we use a the Circus Hand analogy to explain all of the great reasons to do circus. The Circus Hand was created by Reg Bolton who was a circus performer and clown who travelled the world teaching circus to young people. His work was the foundation of social circus, where circus skills and performance are used to build confidence and interpersonal relationships for kids in difficult social or economic situations. In 2004 he completed a PhD, Why Circus Works: how the values and structures of circus make it a significant developmental experience for young people, at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.