The second workshop for Dramatic Fields is coming up! It will be held in Vilnius, at the Arts Printing House.

The workshop is organised in a hybrid format where participants can participate either in person on location or attend online. The participants are actively involved in forming the content of the workshops based on topics they find important to deal with in relation to contemporary circus dramaturgy. Dramatic Fields workshops are facilitated by Jarkko Lehmus, dramaturg and producer of Cirko – Center for New Circus (FIN).

workshop leader

Jarkko Lehmus works as the producer responsible for the artistic program of Cirko – Center for New Circus in Helsinki (Fi), and as a freelance dramaturg, director, and choreographer specialising in non-verbal performative arts. He holds an MA Dramaturgy & Writing for performance from Goldsmiths, University of London, MA Arts Policy & Management from Birkbeck, University of London, and BA (Hons) Theatre from Guildford School of Acting. Over the past three decades, Jarkko has worked internationally in the performing arts. His professional experience ranges from physical theatre to neoclassical ballet and conceptual performance art to acting on the stage and in front of the camera. In his work regardless of the professional title, he concentrates on physical effects of imagination, emotions, and empathy and the collaboration between arts and sciences

We, the Dramatic Fields project partners and participants, are very much looking forward to creating together with you a place of listening, collaborative exploration, and discussion on the field of contemporary circus dramaturgy. The content of this seminar has been formed in collaboration with the participants of the project and is based on the topics and ideas the participants brought up. In this seminar, we concentrate especially on listening: attentive, critical, and appreciative listening of each other.

Dramatic Fields is organised by Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) partners. The project explores together with the participating emerging circus artists the structures and practices of meaning-making in circus, ie. circus dramaturgy. The project consists of this online kick-off seminar that is open to all and two workshops with the project participants.

Project partners

• Cirkus Syd – cirkussyd.com
• Cirko Centre for New Circus – Cirko.fi
• Rigas Cirks – Cirks.lv/en
• Arts Printing House – menuspaustuve.lt/en/
• Dynamo Workspace – www.dynamoworkspace.dk
Associate partners
• Ørkenfortet/AFUK – www.afuk.dk/
• Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre

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