Lithuanian Contemporary Circus Showcase

15 years ago, the first edition of the international contemporary circus festival New Circus Weekend was held at the Arts Printing House in Vilnius. It was the first time when Lithuanian audiences encountered the fascinating world of contemporary circus, and we are very glad to see the amazing progress Lithuanian circus has made throughout these years.

Happy holidays!

Merry christmas and happy holidays from Baltic Nordic Circus Network to you! We at BNCN are proud to say, and this goes for everyone invovled both participants, organizers, members and audience: we all managed to keep up the good work and collaborations, made new things possible and new, creative ways of activating eachother both mental … Continue reading Happy holidays!

NHLP application is now closed

Thanks to everyone who applied! We are right now working with the last details for the participants and soon we will publish who will attend the program. You can find all the info available on the programme here:https://balticnordiccircus.com/projects/new-horizons-leadership-programme/ #balticnordicccircus #BNCNnewhorizons #leadership #circus #cirkus #sirkus

RE RIGA! COMPETITION FOR NEW BALTIC TALENTS

Present your work at the Contemporary Circus and Street Art Festival Re Riga! 2020Artists working in Latvia and the Baltic States are invited to participate in an open competitionfor performances that include elements or have been inspired by the contemporary circusgenre. One or two performances (or elements of longer shows) will be included in the … Continue reading RE RIGA! COMPETITION FOR NEW BALTIC TALENTS

Dramatic Fields – a BNCN project in development, text by Jarkko Lehmus

A contemporary circus artist sits across the table from me and starts talking about one of their future creations. They don’t feel that they have that many ideas yet and they are not quite sure how their idea relates to the surrounding world at the moment. I ask a few questions, invite the artist to … Continue reading Dramatic Fields – a BNCN project in development, text by Jarkko Lehmus

Rigorous Practise 2019-2020 report available

Autumn 2019 - Spring 2020 BNCN has been conducting a project into circus rigging in the Baltic Nordic region. The project aimed to explore gaps in the technical knowledge for contemporary circus presentation in the Baltic-Nordic countries and starts to bench-mark the existing knowledge in the Baltic-Nordic rigging community. We aimed to develop two workshops or … Continue reading Rigorous Practise 2019-2020 report available

New Steering Committee member: Jarkko Lehmus from Cirko

At the BNCN spring meeting on the 25th of May, Jarkko Lehmus Producer at Cirko Centre for New Circus in Helsinki, was voted into the steering committee. Lehmus currently works as the producer responsible of the artistic programme of Cirko. He also works as a freelance dramaturg and director specialising in non-verbal performative arts. Lehmus has … Continue reading New Steering Committee member: Jarkko Lehmus from Cirko