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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Supporting holistic wellbeing for performing artists during the COVID-19 Pandemic and recovery : study protocol

Melanie Stuckey, Véronique Richard, Adam Decker, Patrice Aubertin, Dean Kriellaars 
Frontiers in Psychology, vol.12 , art. 577882, 8 p., february 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the abrupt closure of circus schools, venues, and companies, introducing a myriad of novel stressors. Performers and students must now attempt to maintain their technical, physical, artistic, creative, and cognitive abilities without in-person support from their coaches and must manage the isolation from their training and performing spaces. For circus artists, the transposition of the work space to a home environment is not possible, which creates novel stressors that could lead to the exacerbation and escalation of mental health issues. The purpose of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate a holistic interventional program based on the socio-ecological model of resilience and operationalized through physical literacy. 
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BOOK ARTICLE
Organisation du suivi médical en école supérieure professionnelle de cirque

Patrice Aubertin, Stéphanie Simonin, Alain Taillard, Sylvai Ubieta
P. Goudard, D. Barrault (dir.), Médecine et cirque, p. 293-298 , 2020
*Available at the School's Library

 

  • Circus Arts TeachingOpen or Close

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    REPORT
    S'enfuir avec l'École du cirque

    Christian Hrab, Patrice Aubertin
    Actif pour la vie, 2013
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    Scientific Litterature
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Factor structure of Play Creativity : a new instrument to assess movement creativity

    Veronique Richard, Patrice Aubertin, Yan Yun Yang,  Dean Kriellaars
    Creativity Research Journal, vol.32 n°4, p. 383-393, septembre 2020
    Few assessment tools have been designed to assess motor creativity, and the existing tools have limitations. To bridge this gap, the current study aimed at designing a new movement creativity assessment tool that considers the unique features underlying the expression of creativity through movement and provides a useful tool to assess and promote movement creativity.
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Physical Literacy and Resilience in Children and Youth

    Philip Jefferies, Michael Ungar, Patrice Aubertin, Dean Kriellaars
    Front Public Health, vol.19 n°7, art.346, 7 p., novembre 2019
    Study of the association between the multidimensional concepts of physical literacy and resilience in children at a key stage of their development. 
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    BOOK ARTICLE
    Creativity : the emergence of a new dimension of sport expertise

    Véronique Richard, Mark A. Runco
    G. Tenenbaum (ed.) & R. C. Eklund (ed.), Handbook of Sport Psychology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p.632-649, 2020
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    ENCYCLOPEDIC ARTICLE
    Sport and Creativity

    Véronique Richard
    Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, 5 p., October 2019
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE 
    Does engaging in creative activities influence the use of coping skills and perception of challenge-skill balance in elite athletes?

    Véronique Richard, Yang Yanyun, Mark A. Runco, Ahmed M. Abdulla Alabbasi, Gershon Tenenbaum
    IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, vol.5 (si): p.3-20, October 2019
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    The Impact of circus arts instruction in physical education on the physical literacy of children in grades 4 & 5

    Dean Kriellaars, John Cairney, Marco A.C. Bortoleto, Tia K. M. Kiez , Dean Dudley, Patrice Aubertin
    Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, vol.38 n°2, p.162-170, April 2019
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Developing cognitive and motor creativity in children through an exercise program using nonlinear pedagogy principles

    Veronique Richard, Jean-Charles Lebeau, Fabian Becker, Nataniel Boiangin, Gershon Tenenbaum
    Creativity Research Journal, vol. 30 n°4, p.391-401, December 2018
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Gender Asymmetry and Circus Education

    Alisan Funk
    Performance Matters, vol.4 n°1-2 : Circus and Its Others, p.19-35, juillet 2018
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    BOOK ARTICLE
    La perception des programmes de formation en arts du cirque au Québec

    Alisan Funk, Louisane LeBlanc
    T. Froissart & C. Thomas (dir.), Arts et spectacle vivant : les formations en arts du cirque et en activités physiques artistiques. Éditions et presses universitaires de Reims, p.131-144, 2018
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    CONFERENCE
    The Impact of Circus Arts Instruction on Physical Literacy

    Alisan Funk
    Calgary Physical Literacy Summit, 31 p., 2018
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    BOOK ARTICLE
    Les arts du cirque dans le cadre de l'enseignement primaire au Canada : genèse d'une recherche et d'un projet d'innovation sociale

    Patrice Aubertin, Alisan Funk
    T. Froissart & C. Thomas (dir.), Arts et spectacle vivant : les formations en arts du cirque et en activités physiques artistiques.Éditions et presses universitaires de Reims, p.157-173, 2018
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    THESIS
    Circus education in Québec : balancing academic and kinaesthetic learning objectives through an artistic Lens

    Alisan Funk
    Concordia University, 148 p. , 2017
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    RESEARCH REPORT
    Aujourd’hui le collégial, demain le monde : étude sur la préparation des étudiants du collégial pour le travail à l’étranger

    Matthieu Boutet-Lanouette, Alexandre Jobin-Lawler, Anna-Karyna Barlati, Myriam Villeneuve
    Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy ; CRITAC - Centre de recherche, d'innovation et de transfert en arts du cirque, 244 p., 2017
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    The making of expert performers at Cirque du Soleil and the National Circus School : A performance enhancement outlook

    Edson Filho, Patrice Aubertin, Bernard Petiot
    Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, n°[11 february 2016], 13 p. , february 2016
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    THESIS
    Pedagogy in performance : an investigation into decision training as a cognitive approach to circus training

    Jonathan Burtt
    Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Edith Cowan University, 386 p., Joondalup (Australia), 2016
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    BOOK ARTICLE 
    Introduction of decision training into elite circus arts training program

    Jonathan Burtt, Sylvain Lafortune, Patrice Aubertin
    L.P.Leroux, Batson, C.R. (dir.), Cirque Global : Quebec's expanding circus boundarie, McGill-Queen's University Press, p.240-265, 2016
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    RESEARCH REPORT
    Introduction of decision training into elite circus arts training program

    Jonathan Burtt, Sylvain Lafortune, Patrice Aubertin
    L.P.Leroux, Batson, C.R. (dir.), Cirque Global : Quebec's expanding circus boundarie, McGill-Queen's University Press, p.240-265, 2016
    *Available at the School's Library

  • Health and SafetyOpen or Close

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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    COVID-19: Reopening the National Circus School in Montreal – A Case-Study

    Marion Cossin
    CIRCUSTALK.NEWS, november 2020
    For the National Circus School (ENC), as well as all circus schools around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an exceptional challenge, one for which there are no preconfigured guidelines that can dictate appropriate responses. As Dr. Caroline Quach, a researcher from Quebec, said: ‘’Fighting COVID-19 is like building the plane while you’re flying it’’. This statement certainly applies to circus schools all around the world. At ENC, the decision to reopen the school and the question as to how to reopen the school was guided by a risk-based approach to maximize the education, well-being and health benefits for our students, teachers, staff, and thus, the wider circus community.
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    TECHNICAL REPORT
    Comparative analysis of nine gripping configurations for aerial straps

    Marion Cossin 
    CRITAC - Centre de recherche, d'innovation et de transfert en arts du cirque, 19 p., January 2020. 
    For the first time, a study on the discipline of straps made it possible to compare and measure several attachment configurations according to several criteria. Nine attachment configurations were measured according to three criteria: safety, comfort and duration of installation. Thanks to this study, any aerial strapping professional will have at his disposal the different possible choices.
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Quand cirque rime avec risque

    Marion Cossin
    Dire : la recherche à votre portée, vol.28 n°1, p.12-18, winter 2019
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    REPORT
    Équilibre au cirque

    Marion Cossin, Carine Monat
    L'oeuf ou la poule, CHOQ.ca, UQAM, October 28, 2019, [9 min]
    Listen, (in French) sections 16:00 - 22:00 and 25:00 - 30:50
     

    REPORT
    Normes de sécurité en cirque

    Marion Cossin, Pierre Chastenay, Rabii Rammal, Marianne Desautels-Marissal, Éric Morin, Estelle Bouchard, Marc Carbonneau
    Électrons libres, Télé-Québec, March14 episode, 2017
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    La science des acrobates

    Daniel Carrière, Louis Faure, Marion Cossin, Patrice Aubertin, François Prince
    Découvertes, Radio-Canada, September 20 episode, 2015
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    Scientific Litterature
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Body composition adaptations throughout an elite circus Student-Artist Training Season

    Adam Decker, Patrice Aubertin, Dean Kriellaars
    Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, vol.25 n°1, p. 46-54, mars 2021
    The purpose was to perform a longitudinal assessment of body composition of circus student-artists in an elite three-year college training program. Male and female student-artists differed significantly across all absolute and relative body composition variables. Discipline-specific differences in body composition were also detected. Significant differences were observed between student-artists grouped by years in school. Over the training year there was a positive adaptation for muscle and fat mass despite the negative adaptation experienced over the winter vacation period.
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    BOOK ARTICLE
    Approche des mécanismes impliqués dans une hausse du taux de blessures après les vacances chez les étudiants en formation supérieure en arts du cirque 

    Adam Decker, Melanie Stuckey, Richard Fleet, Patrice Aubertin, Dean Kriellaars
    P. Goudard, D. Barrault (dir.), Médecine et cirque, p. 169-178, 2020
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    BOOK ARTICLE
    Les problèmes de santé dans les arts du cirque, une revue de la littérature

    Isabelle Lavallée-Bourget, Luc Lapointe, Patrice Aubertin, Richard Fleet
    P. Goudard, D. Barrault (dir.), Médecine et cirque, p. 149-166, 2020
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    THESIS
    Longitudinal assessment of physical, physiological and psychological characteristics of elite circus student-artists

    Adam Decker
    University of Manitoba, 150 p.,  2020
    Circus arts has seen rapid growth over the past thirty years, and artists require a unique combination of technical, physical, and artistic abilities with a performance schedule and culture that is distinct from sport. Yet, the development of elite circus artists continues to rely on sport-based and traditional circus training methods. Research into critical performance and health factors in a circus student-artist context would provide valuable insight for the development of modern circus training and injury prevention strategies. The aim of this manuscript-style dissertation is to characterize physical, physiological, and psychological factors in a high-performance circus training environment. Information from this thesis can be used by circus coaches, artists, and performance science and medicine personnel to guide future research and influence the training methods of circus artists, globally.
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Cirque du Monde as a health intervention, Perceptions of medical students and social circus experts

    Cynthia Fournier, Mélodie-Anne Drouin, Jérémie Marcoux, Patricia Garel, Emmanuel Bochud, Julie Théberge, Patrice Aubertin, Gil Favreau, Richard Fleet 
    Canadian Family Physician, vol. 60 n°11, p. 548-553, november 2014
    To present Cirque du Soleil’s social circus program, Cirque du Monde, to explore its potential as a primary health care tool for family physicians.
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Sleep and fatigue of elite circus student-artists during on year of training

    Adam Decker, Patrice Aubertin, Dean Kriellaars 
    Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol.34 n°3, p.125-131, September 2019
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Don't take down the monkey bars : rapid systematic review of playground-related injuries

    Nicolas Bergeron, Catherine Bergeron, Luc Lapointe, Dean Kriellaars, Patrice Aubertin, Brandy Tanenbaum, Richard Fleet
    Canadian Family Physician, vol.65 n°3, p.121-128, March 2019
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Empirical development of a screening method for mental, social, and physical wellness in amateur and professional circus artists

    Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Marina Galante, Bryan Burnstein, Patrice Aubertin, Elena Gavrilova, Alisan Funk, Al Light, Stephen D. Benning 
    Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, October 2018
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    The relationship between problem-solving skills and factors that interfere with performance in the world's elite circus artists

    Marina Galante, Brad Donohue, Yulia Gavrilova, Corey Phillips, Bryan Burnstein, Patrice Aubertin, Andrea Corral 
    Journal of Performance Psychology, n°11, p.1-17, December 2017
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Making single-point aerial circus disciplines safer

    Marion Cossin, Annie Ross, Frédérick P. Gosselin 
    Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, vol.231 n°4, p.362–373, December 2017
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Repeatability of force signals in aerial circus straps

    Marion Cossin, Annie Ross, Frédérick P. Gosselin 
    Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, vol.232 n°3, p.225–235, October 2017
    *Available at the School's Library
     

    CONFERENCE
    Une ingénieure au service des acrobates

    Marion Cossin
    Coeur des sciences, Université de Montréal, October 13, 2016, 52 min 39 sec
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    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    Cirque du Monde en tant qu’intervention en santé

    Cynthia Fournier, Mélodie-Anne Drouin, Jérémie Marcoux, Patricia Garel, Emmanuel Bochud, Julie Théberge, Patrice Aubertin, Gil Favreau and Richard Fleet
    Canadian Family Physician, vol. 60 n°11, p. 548-553, November 2014
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  • History and AestheticsOpen or Close

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    BOOK ARTICLE
    « The circus card trick » : langage performatif, communauté interprétative et éthique de la tromperie

    Joseph Culpepper 
    F. Kessler, J-M. Larrue, G. Pisano (dir.), Machines. Magie. Médias. Presses universitaires du Septentrion, p.49-60, 2018
    *Available at the School's Library


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