News

NHLP Deadline extended for some countries…

Thanks to everyone who applied so far! We will extend the deadline for participants based in Denmark, Sweden, Russia and Estonia until Friday 14th of August. For participants from all other countries the application is now closed. 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

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

Mie kicks off the member generated news!

This is the first blogpost for the member generated news of BNCN. These posts is a new initiative, making it possible to share news and aspects regarding the Baltic/Nordic aspects of anything great/interesting/introducing/fun/serious from the contemporary circus world. I'm Mie, and as the first person to write, I introduce myself, my role of BNCN and what my favorite things in the world are.

Announcing new member in Iceland: Hringleikur

This month we can annouce a new member from Iceland! This is our first member in Iceland and opens up a new geographical dimension of our Baltic-Nordic cooperation. Introducing Hringleikur, we asked Eyrún Ævarsdóttir a few questions to tell us about the organisation: What is Hringleikur?  Hringleikur is an Icelandic circus organisation that is working … Continue reading Announcing new member in Iceland: Hringleikur

New member Cirkuliacija Festival, Lithuania!

It's with great excitement we welcome Cirkuliacija as new members of BNCN! We caught up with Gildas Aleksa who will be the representative on behalf of Cirkuliacija in BNCN network. Tell us, what is Cirkuliacija? “Cirkuliacija” is a contemporary circus festival based in Kaunas, Lithuania. It aims to bring cultural events of the highest quality … Continue reading New member Cirkuliacija Festival, Lithuania!

Rigorous Practise rigging master classes open for registration! #rigorouspractise

Baltic Nordic Circus Network produce rigging master class capacity building courses for technical professionals working in theatres and festivals in the Nordic and Baltic countries wanting to gain expertise and qualification in circus rigging. We are super excited that registration is now open! All professionals working as technical staff in performing arts in the Baltic … Continue reading Rigorous Practise rigging master classes open for registration! #rigorouspractise

We love clown!  1-Day Clown-workshop with MPAC, Malmö 15/10

Karavan and BNCN present a Clown workshop at Karavan the 15th oktober kl.10-16. "Connection and playfulness.... the clown acts in a norm-critical, releasing manner. Like an eye-opener, a kind of societal conscience and awakens our vulnerability, our humanity by managing the world in its' very own way. We love clown! In this one day course … Continue reading We love clown!  1-Day Clown-workshop with MPAC, Malmö 15/10

ARTiculate Circus first project complete

;This last year our network has delivered a project under our umbrella of educational and pedagogical development called ARTiculate Circus. As we were granted around a third of the original applied amount we decided to deliver the activities with an evaluative lense with the few to develop further. Hosting organisation Manegen was the lead organisation. … Continue reading ARTiculate Circus first project complete

Announcing new project: Rigorous Practise

We are launching a new project! Rigorous Practise! A transnational cooperation project focused on capacity-building to practically facilitate circus arts to be presented and co-produced under increased awareness of rigging, contracting and safety practises. The project will start at the later part of 2019 and run until the summer of 2020. Theatre professionals who work … Continue reading Announcing new project: Rigorous Practise

Residency announcement: Karavan BNCN International Residency

On international women's day we are happy to announce that M.P.A.C will be our resident company at Karavan in October 2019. The international reference group (Subtopia (SE), Riga Circus, (LV) Brazil Jack (SE), Arts Printing House (LT) and Dynamo Workspace (DK) has looked over applications and we are excited to share the news with you. … Continue reading Residency announcement: Karavan BNCN International Residency

Registration OPEN ARTiculate Circus 2

ARTiculate Circus 2 - Developing methods of teaching circus practise in the Baltic-Nordic region BNCN is interested in articulated in how the Baltic and Nordic region can work together to develop circus education and its’ relationship with artistic thinking. As a result we are hosting two workshops for circus teachers. The first took place in … Continue reading Registration OPEN ARTiculate Circus 2

Decision to accept new members in 2019…

BNCN currently consists of 17 member organisations across the Baltic and Nordic region. These are organisations that work towards the development of contemporary circus beyond their own interest. They bring resources, knowledge and experiences to the table which can be useful in creating collaborative projects for all. BNCN is currently running a 3-year development project … Continue reading Decision to accept new members in 2019…

REGISTRATION OPEN: ARTiculate Circus workshops for Circus Teachers

ARTiculate Circus - Developing methods of teaching circus practise in the Baltic-Nordic region BNCN is interested in articulating how the Baltic and Nordic region can work together to develop circus education and its’ relationship with artistic thinking. As a result we are hosting two workshops for circus teachers in the coming months. The first will … Continue reading REGISTRATION OPEN: ARTiculate Circus workshops for Circus Teachers

Mapping contemporary circus in south Sweden

The region of Skåne has commissioned a mapping of Contemporary Professional Circus in the region. The mapping aims to provide a report of the current situation and potential of contemporary circus in the region and consults artists, presenters, institutions and quite frankly anyone who feels they have a perspective to provide about circus in Skåne. … Continue reading Mapping contemporary circus in south Sweden

Announcing funding for ARTiculate workshops

We are excited to announce that our ARTiculate Circus project has received some funding from Nordisk Kulturfond. ARTiculate Circus is a developmental learning, training and research project which ultimately aims to articulate how the Baltic and Nordic region can work together to develop circus education and its’ relationship with artistic thinking. Two workshops will be … Continue reading Announcing funding for ARTiculate workshops

#RigaICCE International Conference on Circus Education, Riga

#RigaICCE Intwrnational Conference on Circus Education,  Riga On Thursday the 12th of April 2018 the International Conference on Circus Education was held at Latvian Academy of Culture’s Theatre House of LKA in Riga, Latvia. Organised by Baltic Nordic Circus Network, Riga Circus, Manegen and Latvian Academy of Culture. Speakers presenting at the event were Anne-Mette … Continue reading #RigaICCE International Conference on Circus Education, Riga

April 2018 BNCN Meeting Riga.

April 2018 BNCN Meeting Riga. On the 10th and 11th of April the members of the Baltic Nordic Circus Network met at the Nordic Council of Ministers in Riga, Latvia. Representatives from Dynamo, Cirkus Cirkör, AD productions/HOOG Festival, Finnish Youth Circus Association, CircusInfo Finland, Arts Printing House, Riga Circus, ReRiga Festival, Sirkunst, Cirko, Subtopia and … Continue reading April 2018 BNCN Meeting Riga.

International Conference on Circus Education in Riga 12th of April

12th April, Riga, Latvia With the launch of Riga Circus to a National Centre for Circus Education in the Latvian capital, circus education in the Baltic region is set to spiral and increase in significance in the coming years. The neighbouring Nordic countries have a wealth of experience in different areas and levels of circus education … Continue reading International Conference on Circus Education in Riga 12th of April

Swedish Arts Council Mapping of Circus

The Swedish Arts Council has spent 9 months mapping Swedish Circus to present a report to the Swedish government with recommendations of improvements of support that the sector desperately needs. The Report in Swedish is around 70 pages, and today a summary in English has been released. Practitioners, organisations, independents have all been asked to … Continue reading Swedish Arts Council Mapping of Circus

NuoraNORD – a new development project

BNCN is pleased to announce that our partner project has been funded; NuoraNORD – a new development project for circus companies and communities in the Baltic and Nordic region lead by Circus Info Finland 31.5.2017 Text reposted from Cirkus Info Finland's webpage - click for original post. NuoraNORD is a project for young circus companies … Continue reading NuoraNORD – a new development project

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

Acting for Climate Workshop in Norway on 10th – 14th of August!

The team behind Acting for Climate (NO) are hosting a workshop in August. See info below: "We're are thrilled to invite you to the 2020 Summer workshop, this time at Bergsmyrene gård, Norway! The workshop will be 5 days working together in Kana with the Acting for Climate method; discussing, thinking, and sharing skills and … Continue reading Acting for Climate Workshop in Norway on 10th – 14th of August!

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