Jay Che the founder of Circus in Motion heard about “social circus” 13 years ago and his interest was piqued. The movement uses circus arts as a form of social work. Jay said: ” I heard about Cirque du Monde, also a social circus programme affiliated with Cirque du Soleil. I inspired to do it in Singapore.”
Jay selected students from Metta School, Gracehaven home, Katong School and Bukit Timah Primary School from Circus in Motions workshop programme performing in the showcase, ” Circus Station”. The organisation conducts weekly training sessions with students for Singapore Street Festival 2013.
So the students will get to show off their juggling skills. As well as their prowess at doing tricks with the diabolo, a chinese yo-yo. In additional to the “Circus Stations” showcase there will be other events, competitions and classes, all held as part of the festival.
Circus In Motion is a contemporary circus arts company that offers social circus workshop and visually captivating circus performances. We specialize in inventive live performances and the creative use of geometrical shapes to perform our circus acts. We take pride in being the first company in Singapore to perform the Cyr Wheel, the Giant Cube and the Ultra Violet pyramids in a series of events such as the Esplanade’s Flipside Festival 2012, 2014 & 2015. True Hearts CommChest 2011 and 2015 on Mediacorp Channel 8 as well as on Oktolive!
Mr Jay Che back then is a social work trained and has worked as a social worker doing youth work prior to setting up the company. He sees a service gap in children and youths often not given the opportunities to express themselves through alternative means. Circus In Motion was set up. The company has since worked with more than 9000 under-privileged children and youths from a broad spectrum of settings; residential homes, special needs schools, Normal(Technical) Stream students from mainstream schools and certain underprivileged communities overseas in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia