Talk:Gurevich system (circus)

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Hi Steven, is this just an outline for a future article? --Matt Innis (Talk) 23:53, 12 October 2007 (CDT)


Its the start of an article, yes (though I only work on articles about once a week to two weeks or so).

The Gurevich system was the first major attempt at classifying all known circus skills in a meaningful way, and the Soviet government spent huge sums developing this during the cold war. This system forms the basis for more than half of the major circus arts pedagogies currently in use around the world. The Gurevich system is the basis for so much in terms of how circus arts are thought of and how they are taught the world over, yet few people understand that the system exists, how that system works, or that it is the basis for so much in the industry.

While this is hard to read, the pedagogical data contained in this article is much more massive that it would appear, with huge implications for those who study the various

The real value to the basic information in this article is giving future researchers the ability to compare and contrast how the Soviets generally look at the pedagogy of circus with how others look at it - for example, the Hovey Burgess system (Circus), or the Lecocq system, or the various Chinese schools (many of which are based on the Gurevich system), or even my own schools pedagogy.

For more information, take a look at the following: http://ayco.simplycircus.com/2007/Simply%20Circus%20-%20Skill%20Pathways.ppt

Steven Santos 20:02, 16 October 2007 (CDT)

This could be a really interesting addition to Citizendium! It looks like an awesome task. If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know. My concern was that it was going to be left as an outline which might be better as a list or catalogue, but if you are going to expand on each of them that would be good. You are going to end up with a lot of articles here! --Matt Innis (Talk) 20:12, 16 October 2007 (CDT)


Yes, I likely will end up with a lot of articles, I tend to write a lot.

I do need a few things that you may be able to help with.

  1. I need to make a better version of the graphic at http://wiki.simplycircus.com/images/alt/Gurevich_1970_thumb.PNG (the list in the article is in the correct order) to put in the article to help explain it.
  2. I need a way to make it clearer that this article is most valuable for comparing and contrasting with other pedagogies.

If you (or any one else) can help with these...

Steven Santos 22:58, 16 October 2007 (CDT)