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Simone Benedetti


The Circo Zoé company, on the occasion of the 17th edition of Circumnavigando Festival in Genoa, organizes an in-depth workshop on of one of the most fascinating Circus disciplines: the slack rope.

From the rudiments (what materials are used, heights and distances, etc.) to the practical exercises aimed to reach a feeling of balance on the rope. The second day of the workshop will be about several technical skills, improvisation and the pursuit of a personal feeling on the rope.

Those who have a certain familiarity and experience on the rope will be able to develop specific exercises with the teacher according to the experience level.

Teacher of the workshop is Simone Benedetti from the Circo Zoé company.

Simone Benedetti was born in 1985 in Bergamo. He first experienced circus in a social organization. From this early experience, Simone started to follow circus professionally and he developed a peculiar way of seeing the circus art. In 2007, he attended the Cirko Vertigo school in Turin for two years, and then he attended the Académie Fratellini in Paris. During the 3-years school in Paris, Simone specialized in slack rope walking.

After this school training experience, he started performing at the brand new venue Cirque Farouche Zanzibar and in 2012 he started touring in the show “Blast”. After years of training and developing his circus art, Simone founded the new circus company “Circo Zoé”.

Tuesday, January 2nd – Wednesday, 3th 2018
from 10 am to 1 pm
Where: at the Circus Tent in the Old Port (Mandraccio area)
Workshop fee: € 100.00 (two days)

The workshop is aimed at professional artists and at anyone wanting to approach this technique. Requested level: from beginner to expert. It is not possible to accept more than two beginners (people who have never been on a rope).

The official workshop registration will be done on the first day of the workshop upon payment of € 100,00.

The “Amici della Sarabanda Card” is necessary to attend the workshop, if you don’t have it yet, get it upon payment of the workshop fee! A minimum of € 5,00 is requested for the card.