The Vice President of Ecuador and local governments in four cities held the Social Circus Project, which seeks to keep children and street youth through art, incorporating them into a fun and safe space.
This circus will start operating in 2012, so that testing and training has already started.
Around one hundred people, some wearing dreadlocks, tattoos and piercings, performed the tests for admission to the Social Circus.
Martirillo Salvador, Argentine who arrived in the country less than a month ago, tells us that practicing Capoeira has helped him in his proof, for he had to perform feats such as trapeze, suspended fabric quickly climb on the roof of the tent, show flexibility with bows and hand-stops, supervised by instructors and Emmanuel Matías Belmar Cyr, which had to perform feats.
For now, the government is seeking about 20 volunteers to join the process in Quito. In Guayaquil, 19 people were admitted in the circus; 16 were admitted in Cuenca and 16 more in Tena.