How to turn dreams into reality!? BNCN is a collaborative network of 20 circus arts organisations in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The network works to strengthen the regional international collaboration and development of the circus sector. BNCN organises activities which aim to support the circus field in the Baltic-Nordic countries at large. From workshops, … Continue reading ARTiculate Pedagogy Network public programme!
Twice a year the Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) convenes to network, discuss strategies, build capacity and create new cooperations between the members in the Baltic Nordic countries. Co-host organisations Cirkus Syd with Riga Cirks has the responsibility and honour to organise these gatherings which bring together professionals from 8 countries. This autumn BNCN teams up … Continue reading BNCN Members Meeting #10 Tallinn
In 2018 Baltic Nordic Circus Network with Riga Cirks and Manegen produced an international conference of circus education Riga ICCE. The conference became a larger venture and a larger success than the team had anticipated and as such the urge to create a second conference is strong. Part practical part philosophical the event on the … Continue reading RIGA ICCE Digital Think Tank
Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) partners Cirkus Syd (SWE), Cirko - Center for New Circus (FIN) and Arts Printing House (LTU) are looking for under 30-year-old professional circus artists from the Nordic and Baltic countries to participate in the Dramatic Fields project in 2021-2022. The project explores together with the participants the structures and practices … Continue reading Registration open: Dramatic fields hybrid workshop – deadline 29.08.2021
ARTiculate Circus is Baltic Nordic Circus Network’s current pedagogy development strand. Under the ARTiculate strand we explore how to develop circus education across our region more generally and with specific focus on artistic thinking in circus education.We are interested in developing activities and resources which equip circus teachers to build capacity on how to train … Continue reading Circus Teacher Mapping 2021
It’s happening! As a result of Corona regulations we have created a digital version of the two workshops that were supposed to happen in Norrköping and Vilnius last fall. They will be streamed from Stenkrossen in Lund this spring. ARTiculate Circus is a developmental learning, training and research project, which ultimately aims to articulate how … Continue reading Registration open: ARTiculate 1.0 digital workshops
Bonjour dear circus co-creators! My name is Typhaine and I will be working part time as Digital and Communications Producer for Cirkus Syd and BNCN for 5 months. I am very excited to start this position as it involves performing arts, creative minds and cultural diversity. I can’t wait to be moving closer to Lina … Continue reading Introducing Typhaine Sotés, our new Digital and Communications Producer!
We are honoured to present the emerging leaders who will participate in the NHLP 2020 - 2021: Karmen Aasanurm, Emma Langmoen, Nika Parkhomovskaya, Erik Glas, Inna Huttunen, Anna Emilie Pedersen, Marina Rieger, Janis Laucenieks, Eyrún Ævarsdóttir, Serafima Kiseleva, Hanna Moisala, Džiugas Kunsmanas, Elena Kosovec and Marita Sanzarevska! Karmen AasanurmHost: Reykjavik Dance Festival - Iceland Karmen is … Continue reading Introducing the New Horizon Leadership Programme selected participants!
Riga Cirk, on of the hosting organisation of BNCN, calls out! Read all about the project and how to apply below. You can also visit their website here The Baltic Circus on the Road project will allow three Baltic circus artists or groups of artists to participate in a two week residence in one of the Baltic … Continue reading Riga Cirks open call: Baltic Circus on the Road!
The 4-6th of November we will have a members meeting digital hosted by AFUK Copenhagen and Dynamo Workspace in collaboration with Cirkus Syd. Three days with inspiration and information to all of you members. Please set the dates in your calendar and check out the program below and register here! The link about directs you to the … Continue reading BNCN Autumn Members Meeting Copenhagen #8
We're happy to inform the registration is open for ARTicualte workshops 1.0 for 2020!
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
Hello dear members and circus community ! My name is Christel and I have just started working as Deputy Manager for Cirkus Syd and as Deputy Network Coordinator BNCN to fill up when Lina is away from August. I am a creative producer and a project manager since many years with a deep passion for … Continue reading Introducing Christel Molin, our new deputy!
Yet another great project we're happy to announce!
- New Horizons Leadership Programme for young upcoming leaders
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
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
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.
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
What do #circus #artists do in pandemics... You're show is cancelled, your training space is closed...? A message from #Norwegian circus scene who keeps on going.... Link to video on youtube: https://youtu.be/GCGFUhO4vEg #balticnordiccircus #sirkus #cirkus
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!
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
Isn't that a beautiful wintery image of the hula hooper? She's in fact called Karin Svensson and part of Mighty Performing Arts Collective who were in residency earlier this year with BNCN and Karavan in Malmö, Sweden. This image is screenshot from their trailer for their show Hairy Tales - watch it here. The year … Continue reading Have a great holiday everyone!
In September 2019 the network received its first new member since we opened for new membership applications in August. Cirkus Syd is a relatively new organisation in the south of Sweden passionate about circus, research and development and innovation. Cirkus Syd is run by Lina B. Frank, Rebecca Tiger and Burak Sayin who together have … Continue reading New member Cirkus Syd
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
;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
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
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
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
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…
Mapping 2018: Professional contemporary circus in Skåne The contemporary circus is an art form under strong development. The mapping has been done to give Region Skåne a good basis for future development of the area. Read more and download the mapping here...(in Swedish only at present)
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
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
Sirkunst and Cirkus Xanti are currently collecting information to map the working environment and situation of Norwegian Circus Artists. The call out to artists can be found below in Norwegian... Velkommen til Sirkunst og Cirkus Xantis undersøkelse av sirkus som scenekunst i Norge. Med denne undersøkelsen ønsker vi å få svar fra sirkusartister som har … Continue reading Norwegian Mapping of Circus Arts
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 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. 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.
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
There is a new exciting initiative on the horizon hosted by our Baltic friends at Riga Circus, in Latvia. On the 12th of April the will be an International Conference on Circus Education in Riga, the Latvian Capital and it will be open to the public, sector professionals, artists and politicians. Registration and further details … Continue reading SAVE THE DATE – 12th of April
On the 1st of December BNCN Coordinator joined Silence Festival high up north in Luleå in Lapland to take part in a seminar about new High North Collaborations for arts organisations across cultural sectors in Lapland. The day was organised by Finnish Arts Promotion Centre in Luleå at Resurscentrum för Konst i Norrbotten. Presentations from … Continue reading High North Collaboration
Our latest members meeting took place in Stockholm in conjunction with Subcase Nordic Circus Fair. The place to be if you want to discover Nordic Circus. 24 people from 16 organisations attended meetings and activities together to network, discuss strategy and receive updates on the networks activities moving into 2018. It was quite an intense … Continue reading Members Meeting in Stockholm Nov
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
The first week of November BNCN attended our first Circostrada meeting in Ljubljana in Slovenia. BNCN are joining Circostrada to directly take part in the planning of the advocacy workgroup. BNCN wants to highlight the Baltic Nordic agenda on European level. The coordinator attended two work sessions in order to contribute to the planning of … Continue reading Advocacy connections
Following the recent BNCN members meeting in Stockholm the network is pleased to announce Riga Cirks / Riga Circus as new member. "Riga circus has a long history but it has always been an important part of Latvian culture life. The profound building of Circus in Riga is going to be renovated soon; but … Continue reading BNCN welcomes new member; Riga Circus
After a great summer of festival across Europe we are back and getting ready for our autumn activities. Co-presented with Subtopia as part of official programme of Subcase we will present a Seminar and a Party! The seminar you will need to be registered as a delegate of Subcase to attend, but the Party is … Continue reading Autumn activities
During the summer months most Northern Europeans disappear for holiday for quite the few weeks. Summer cottage, holiday on an island, all that stored up tension from working hard throughout the year is about to get released and relaxed. During the summer BNCN will be preparing for the challenges of Autumn. We are working with … Continue reading Glad sommar! Happy summer!
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
Hello! Here we are at members Cirko's Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Tomorrow Lina, Coordinator will make a presentation of the network and to coincide we are updating the theme of the website. Hope you like it. We've tried to simplify and share information more easily with you. As documentation and news are gathered the website … Continue reading New Website Theme
Dramatic Fields online kick-off seminar will be hosted by Cirko, Helsinki. It will take place in Zoom 26.10.2021 10-15 EETWe 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 … Continue reading Dramatic Fields online kick-off seminar 26.10.2021
After a long time behind computer screens, our members finally met up in person in Tallinn, Estonia to network, discuss strategies, build capacity, and create new co-operations. ARTiculate Pedagogy Network is paving a way for circus education in the Baltic and Nordic regions. Facilitated by Lina B.Frank and Edward Rapley from Cirkus Syd, this ARTiculate … Continue reading ARTiculate Pedagogy Network Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia
During last weekend we experienced the beauty of Baltic circus at a wonderful venue in Tallinn, Estonia.From October 9th, all of the 6 presented performances will be viewable online. The access is donation based, starting from 7 euros minimum. All of the videos will be accessible from October 9th at 10:00 to October 12th at 23:59. The link for purchasing access More … Continue reading EPICIRQ 2021 is going online!
Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) is alive and kicking! On the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2021, BNCN convened to discuss strategies, build capacity and create new co-operations between the members in the Baltic Nordic countries. This time co-host organizations Cirkus Syd and Rīgas Cirks organized the gathering to bring together professionals from 8 countries. … Continue reading BNCN meeting & Epicirq Baltic Circus Showcase
September 2021 starts with fresh dance, circus and theatre from Finland! Performing HEL – the showcase dedicated for Finnish performing arts offers you an easy access to explore dance, circus and theatre from 27 artists and companies from Finland. Anni Leino, executive producer at Performing HEL 2021, welcomes you:Sign up for free and you’ll be … Continue reading Showcase for Finnish Performing Arts in September
Baltic Nordic Circus Network is trying to identify people who work as circus teachers across our region. Help share and fill out this survey. Link to survey! "As part of setting the direction for our collaborative efforts we create mappings to consult the wider field to gain input and insure and inclusive attitude. Currently we … Continue reading Survey: ARTiculate Circus Teacher Mapping 2021