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
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
A warm welcome to Nycirkus Öst! We asked Magali Bancel a few questions about their organisation and vision being a part of the network. Tell us, what is Nycirkus Öst? It's a network of organisations and individuals in the East region of Sweden. The network is a non-profit organisation that developed out of a 3 … Continue reading New member Nycirkus Öst, Sweden!
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.
Due to the pandemic both our rigging workshops have moved online. The new dates are 5-6th of May and we will be able to share an invitation to all registered participants next week. Starting 5th of May at 09:30 Central European Summer Time. The workshop will be of an interactive seminar and participants will be … Continue reading Update on Rigorous Practise rigging workshops
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
Times are uncertain for many organisations and artists. We would like to share an initiative created by our members Manegen - the national interest organisation for circus, variety and street performance in Sweden. Manegen has started a support fund collecting donations to redistribute to professional artists (members of Manegen) in times of hardship created by the pandemic. … Continue reading A Swedish response to the pandemic…
Registration has now closed for Rigorous Practise workshops this spring. If your organisation (or you personally) is interested in learning more about any aspect of rigging circus and other safety aspects in relation to the programming, creation and presentation of circus do not hesitate to get in touch. Participants are in the process of being … Continue reading Registration closed for Rigorous Practise this spring
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!