Dramatic Fields online kick-off seminar will be hosted by Cirko, Helsinki. It will take place in Zoom 26.10.2021 10-15 EET
We invite you to join us in creating a place of listening and collaborative exploration!

Dramatic fields is a project that, together with the participants from Baltic and Nordic countries, explores the structures and practices of meaning making in circus, ie. circus dramaturgy.

Circus is traditionally associated with the spectacular: quantifiable feats of astonishing physical skill that defy gravity and flirt with danger of death. Contemporary circus positions itself in the larger context of contemporary performative arts and ultimately contemporary art. This positioning places demands of artistic thinking on the artists that circus training does not always necessarily provide. In order for the art of contemporary circus to develop further and be artistically and societally relevant, the members of BNCN agreed to create a series of workshops with and for Nordic and Baltic contemporary circus artists that aim to experientially develop the artists’ understanding of context, structure and possible meanings of the art they create.

It is organized by the Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) partners. The project consists of this online kick-off seminar that is open to all and two workshops with the project participants.

The registration deadline is Friday 22.10.2021.

Participation fee*
10€ day pass can be bought at the Cirkus Syd webshop: https://www.cirkussyd.com/product-page/dramatic-fields-day-pass-1
*Participation is free for Dramatic Fields participants & project partners

If you have any questions about the project or the seminar, please email dramaturgy@cirkussyd.com

SCHEDULE: please note the time is in EET (Eastern European Time)
9.30 Event opens
10.00 Welcome words
10.10 Keynote 1 Francesca Lissia: Connecting on a human level
10.30 Discussion
10.50 Keynote 2 John-Paul Zaccarini: Observation & Interpretation
11.10 Discussion
11.30 Exercise 1 (Speaker, listener, observer)
12.15 Exercise 2 (Speaker, listener, observer through movement)
13.00 Break
13.30 Keynote 3 Alisan Funk: Artistic practice as knowledge transmission
13.50 Exercise 3 (Differences of experience & interpretation)
14.30 Reflection
15.00 Thank you!

Cirkus Syd – cirkussyd.com
Rigas Cirks – cirks.lv
Arts Printing House – menuspaustuve.lt
Dynamo Workspace – dynamoworkspace.dk
Cirko – Center for New Circus – cirko.fi

Ørkenfortet/AFUK – afuk.dk
Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre – tsirkusekeskus.ee

This project is supported by: Nordic Culture Point – Norden 0-30