My Name is Adam Eleftheriou and i have come from Westside Circus, Melbourne, Australia. I am 21 years old and have been with the circus for almost 5 years.
When i was younger i used to keep to myself because of things that used to happen to me, but when I joined with Westside circus it taught me how to express myself, learn in new ways, communicate with peers and people, and has given me lots of opportunities to grow as a person. Being with the circus has provided me with so many great opportunities, and the latest of which is coming here to Örkelljunga, Sweden to share my knowledge with everyone.
This will be my third experience with groups from across the world and Erasmus Plus as i have been apart of a project called “National Treasures” which brang people from across the country to Melbourne for over a week, and one time took myself and others over to the UK. It was an opportunity for all of us to share what we knew and what we could do. It made us all much more aware that there are differences in the world and that it is awesome to feel accepted.
In Australia my job was being a full time Disability support worker, this involved understanding how people felt, and trying to make their life better in lots of different ways, this aim is also true for circus, it allows people to express themselves in a lot of different ways, circus facilitates, growth, learning, expression, trusting, and being able to communicate. Circus is an inclusive area that allows people no matter how experienced to feel included and gives everybody an equal opportunity.
While I am here in Örkelljunga I will be hosting circus schools on sundays and invite everybody to come! The more the merrier! During the time of teaching I hope and aim to show as much Australian culture as I can, and to learn just as much about here. I also aim to help people of all ages learn and grow in a non-formal environment, everybody does everything in many different ways and I aim to help everybody I can reach. After all the circus IS about trying everything.