• UNPACK THE ARTS

 

Residency Cirko
Deelname aan het journalistieke residency programma Unpack the Arts, gefinancierd door de Europese Unie. Elke residentie was gekoppeld aan een festival. In mijn geval was dat het Finse festival Cirko in Helsinki van 8-12 mei 2013.

 

Gedurende vier dagen heb ik een programma gevolgd bestaande uit  een reeks thematische discussies, lezingen, 7 shows en interviews met de artiesten. Dit heeft geresulteerd in een artikel voor een online, meertalige publicatie.

The Value is in circus itself
A thin trickle of blood makes its way down his forehead. The circus artist holds his head tightly in both hands, as if afraid it will fall of his shoulders. The audience holds its breath. At the end of the performance from Magmanus Company, the grand finale goes horribly wrong. Acrobat Manu Tiger lands with his head on the edge of the mat and skids violently along the floor. My first introduction to ‘contemporary circus’.

 

Publicatie: Unpack the Arts – Cirko Festival

Unpack the Arts
Unpack the Arts is a European project that provides residencies for cultural journalists in the context of twelve major festivals programming contemporary circus. The goal of the project is to facilitate the circulation of knowledge and experience, to develop the critical discourses of its participants, and to further the role of the media within the (circus) arts and contemporary society.

 

Data: mei 2013

Website: http://unpackthearts.eu