Workshops on safety at MAD Convention

Ell Circo D’ell Fuego is building a safe home. Also at MAD Convention! Our comprehensive workshop program includes several workshops focusing on physical, psychosocial and material safety.
A summary!


Inne Verheyen & Line Demaerschalk on April 14, 15 and 16, each time at 10:15 in SPRK

Ell Circo D'ell Fuego, Préparation Physique, Jasper Léonard

Photo: Jasper Léonard

The body is an acrobat’s main instrument! During this workshop you will learn how to make your body stronger, more limber and therefore healthier. In short: a practical Préparation Physique workshop for beginners!



Inne Verheyen & Axelle Wouters on April 14 and 16, 3:30 p.m. each time at SPRK

Ell Circo D'ell Fuego, Physical Safety Course, Photo Kasper Mols

Photo: Kasper Mols

The best way to deal with injuries? Preventing them from happening. During this workshop, you will learn how to do injury prevention as an acrobat and support your training with a healthy lifestyle. You will receive theoretical and practical tips around nutrition, breathing and other topics. Perfect for Immersers!


PHYSICAL INTEGRITY with Philine Janssens

Philine Janssens on April 15 at 3:30 p.m. in SPRK

Portrait Philine Janssens, photo: Johan Reyskens

Photo: Johan Reyskens

Als onafhankelijk intimiteitscoördinator begeleidt Philine Janssens dansers, acteurs, choreografen en regisseurs bij het spelen en vormgeven van intieme scènes. With her Intimacy Toolkit, she already gave firm guidance to the Flemish film industry in late 2022. Philine has a professional background as a dancer and choreographer for performing and audiovisual arts. She has collaborated on a variety of productions at home and abroad for the past 20 years. Her goal as intimacy coordinator: to ensure that everyone involved feels safe during the creation process. Acrobats often work together very physically. During this workshop we will engage in a conversation about intimacy, boundaries, respect, integrity, creativity and sustainable collaboration.



Thomas Guillaume on April 16 at 08:30 in SPRK

ECDF Material Safety Photo: Kasper Mols

Photo: Kasper Mols

Rigging is the practice of hanging different components together in a safe way. So that acrobats and bystanders can work with or watch it safely. During this workshop, ECDF trainer and rigger Thomas will explain Aerial Rigging Basics to you.



MAD Convention is an acrobatics convention for everyone ages 10 and up. On the program: a choice of some 50 spectacular acrobatics workshops each day! From April 14 to 16 in and around Park Spoor North.

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A meet-up day for circus professionals

On Saturday, April 15, MAD Festival and Circus Center are hosting MAD Circus Talks, a free venue day for circus professionals and performers to meet and discuss safety in the circus industry.

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