Self-training

Self-training at TOHU

Short break for the self-training at La Tohu between September 21 and 27.
We will come back to you very soon with our future proposals.
Stay tuned!

The self-training program gives circus arts professionals access to specialized equipment and a space for occasional or regular training to keep themselves fit for technical practice.
Starting July 2020, TOHU will host self-training at its own facility and grounds rather than at the National Circus School.
This page will continue to be updated.

ELIGIBILITY

Starting July 2020, only the following are eligible:
- Professional artists
- Solo artists
- Duo or collective artists if they have been living under the same roof since March 2020 (proof required upon arrival on site)

EQUIPMENT

IMPORTANT: Artists must bring their own acrobatic equipment!

TIME SLOTS

Monday to Friday
Two blocks of 3 hours of training have been predefined:
Block 1: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Block 2: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday
One block of 3 hours of training have been predefined:
Block 1: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Duration of the session:
The duration of the allotted session includes the warm-up period, the installation of the acrobatic equipment, the dismantling, cleaning and storage of this equipment, as well as any stretching period after training. The artist must leave any training area at the end of the exact time of his or her allotted session.

PRACTICE AREAS

Tohu Hall: 10 training stations.
- Zone A: Swinging trapeze zone with longe system (H: 40' / width: 20' / length: 50')
- Zone B: Floor area on 1/2" neoprene covered with vinyl marley (Floor / 16' X 30')
- Zone C: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 35' / width: 20' / length: 26') or Floor area on marley 20' x 15' (discipline Cyr Wheel - German Wheel)
- Zone D: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 35' / width: 20' / length: 26') or Floor area on marley 20' x 15' (discipline Cyr Wheel - German Wheel)
- Zone E: Floor area on gym mat (roll mat style) (Floor / 18' X 22')
- Zone F: Floor area on gym mat (roll mat style) (Floor / 18' X 22')
- Zone G: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 35' / width: 20' / length: 26')
- Zone H: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 35' / width: 20' / length: 26') - Zone I: Floor area on 1/2" neoprene covered with vinyl marley (Floor / 16' X 30')
- Zone J: Floor area on 1/2" neoprene covered with vinyl marley (Floor / 30' X 32')

Zone C-D combined floor area, Marley, 20' x 31': to book this combined zone, please contact the box office (billet@tohu.ca or 514 405-3035)

Chapiteau Trèfle : 4 training stations.
Note that currently this space is a circus tent with roof and rigging only and no walls (open air).
- Zone AA: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 30' / width: 8' / length: 20')
- Zone BB: 3:1 pulley system aerial point (H: 30' / width: 8' / length: 20')
- Zone CC: Floor area on wood deck (Floor / 16' X 16')
- Zone DD: Floor area on wood deck (Floor / 16' X 16')

RATES

5$ per artist per practice.
Pullers do not have to pay but will have to fill in the form « release-waiver-indemnity / health standards »

RELEASE AND HEALTH PROTOCOL

Access to the training areas is subject to strict discipline and to the participation of everyone, as well as to the maintenance of equipment and objects with which you have been in contact.
To train at TOHU, you are required to:
- accept the terms and conditions enumerated in the reservation system (indemnity/hold harmless/health standards); and
- answer questions specifically related to COVID via a paper form to be signed upon arrival at TOHU (a new form is required each day)

BOOKING PROCEDURE

Space booking is only available online:

BOOK

No email requests will be taken into account.
No one will be admitted without an appointment.

On the day of training:
1. Obligation to wear a mask and wash hands when entering the building.
2. Go to the Tohu reception desk to sign the COVID self-declaration..
This form will have to be signed each time you come to train.
3. Go to your training area following the one-way traffic flow.
Training zones are assigned. The artist will be able to remove his face cover (mask) within his training area. The artist will have to put it back on to move outside of the training area.
4. Clean your equipment by yourself before starting your training and before leaving.

CANCELLATION

The periods of free training could coincide with Tohu's projects. As a result, La TOHU cannot guarantee the exclusive use of the spaces allocated for free practice.
La TOHU may cancel or move a training period or space on simple notice to the Artist and without further formality.

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