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Dramatic Fields online kick-off seminar 26.10.2021

Dramatic Fields online kick-off seminar will be hosted by Cirko, Helsinki. It will take place in Zoom 26.10.2021 10-15 EET We 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 meaning making in circus, ie. circus dramaturgy.

Circus is traditionally associated with the spectacular: quantifiable feats of astonishing physical skill that defy gravity and flirt with danger of death. Contemporary circus positions itself in the larger context of contemporary performative arts and ultimately contemporary art. This positioning places demands of artistic thinking on the artists that circus training does not always necessarily provide. In order for the art of contemporary circus to develop further and be artistically and societally relevant, the members of BNCN agreed to create a series of workshops with and for Nordic and Baltic contemporary circus artists that aim to experientially develop the artists’ understanding of context, structure and possible meanings of the art they create. It is organized by the Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) partners. The project consists of this online kick-off seminar that is open to all and two workshops with the project participants.

REGISTRATION FORM The registration deadline is Friday 22.10.2021.

Participation fee* 10€ day pass can be bought at the Cirkus Syd webshop: *Participation is free for Dramatic Fields participants & project partners If you have any questions about the project or the seminar, please email

SCHEDULE: please note the time is in EET (Eastern European Time) 9.30 Event opens 10.00 Welcome words 10.10 Keynote 1 Francesca Lissia: Connecting on a human level 10.30 Discussion 10.50 Keynote 2 John-Paul Zaccarini: Observation & Interpretation 11.10 Discussion 11.30 Exercise 1 (Speaker, listener, observer) 12.15 Exercise 2 (Speaker, listener, observer through movement) 13.00 Break 13.30 Keynote 3 Alisan Funk: Artistic practice as knowledge transmission 13.50 Exercise 3 (Differences of experience & interpretation) 14.30 Reflection 15.00 Thank you!

PROJECT PARTNERS Cirkus Syd – Rigas Cirks – Arts Printing House – Dynamo Workspace – Cirko – Center for New Circus –

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS Ørkenfortet/AFUK – Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre –

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


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