Culture in school


Through the program  The culture in school, Forains Abyssaux organism aims to give children and adolescents, from all levels of primary and secondary schools, the opportunity to emancipate themselves and explore their creativity through circus arts.

CV of Helena Bley Courteau

Member of Culture in the school and En Piste (circus arts national network) .

Trapeze artist, choreograph, stage director, general and artistic manager of circus school Forains Abyssaux.

After studies in Literature at the CEGEP and screen play at the university of Quebec, Hélèna studies circus art at the Fratellini school of Paris and Montreal circus national school.

From 1984 to 1993, she choerographies with her partners new movments for trapeze.

In 1992 she is chosen to perform for the pavilion of Canada of Sevilla, Spain.

From 1999 to 2012, she works with multidisciplinary artists.

In 2012, the Festival of poetry of Montreal presents the Hélèna’s play trapeze pour joie

From 1993 to 2014, Hélèna manages the circus school Forains Abyssaux. In 2014, 100 students from 4 to 19 years old practice circus classes.

For Culture in the school 2014, Hélèna meets students of 10 primary schools.

« From 1984 to 1993, she choerographies with her partners new movments for trapeze. »

Credit : Tjerk Bartlema

Documents and forms

Teaching skills

Some specialist teachers and primary and highschools teachers believe in circus arts. It is good for self respect and help students to good school yield.

The circus specialist take care of each children . After a warm up and a demo of the trapeze artist, they practise the trapeze. It is for everyone.


A 20 childrens class or less per period.


Beam or girder to hang the trapeze up.
Special ladder or basquet fit too.

There 6 trapezes with security belt per class.