Purpose

The Enchanted Circle is an association that works for the development of vocal improvisation and body music in France and internationally.

What is

The Enchanted Circle?

The Enchanted Circle was born from an experience. An immense joy felt in an unforgettable musical moment: the experience of a first circlesong. The Enchanted Circle was born out of the discovery of vocal improvisation and body music, a discipline combining voice, body, connection and communion. This experience has given rise to a very strong desire to do it again and to bring together people who are also driven by the joy of vocal improvsatiopn and body music.

The Enchanted Circle works for the development of vocal improvsation and body music in France and with other countries by connecting cultural stakeholders with each other and with institutions: the public, teachers, artists, cultural structures, training structures, the associative network, the socio-cultural sector, etc.

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

Principles

The Enchanted Circleworks for the development of vocal improvisation and body music in France and with other countries and has the following objectives in particular:
The quantitative, qualitative and diversified development of vocal improvisation and body music
The development of training (incentives, participation) in education networks, associative and cultural networks and among private individuals.
The development of the place and influence of vocal improvisation and body music in musical creation, while ensuring that its deployment is connected to all artistic practices (dance, theatre, music).

Mission

The Enchanted Circle has a number of roles to play in achieving these objectives:
information for the public, cultural stakeholders and institutions
organisation of large-scale cultural and educational events
observation and knowledge (diagnosis, evaluation, forecasting) in conjunction with university partners
mediation between partners in the field, the public and institutions
consultation and coordination between employees
international cooperation with organisations sharing the same objectives

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

Vision

At the heart of it all is the aspiration to bring the practice of vocal improvisation and body music to as many people as possible.

  • Supporting the development of amateur and professional practice and its environment in general
  • Giving it the lustre it deserves by promoting it to the public, partners and institutions.
  • Democratising and facilitating access for all to the practice vocal improvisation and body music
  • Enabling everyone to fulfil their potential in this activity
  • Strengthening cultural rights
  • Ensuring that this practice is recognised as an artistic practice in its own right