Hidden Circus

School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts

The objective of the research is to seek for the invisible aspects of the circus practice as a tool to support the generation of alternative compositional methods in circus art.  By alternatives compositional methods we mean ones that are not centrally motivated by sensationalism but that rather considerate alternative relations to sensations and sense of perception.  The project addresses the immateriality of circus through the artistic development of technological extensions and material challenges inherent to the circus bodies and circus practice. The studies are supported by and in dialogue with theories and approaches to identity and power.  

The project is a collaboration between Marie-Andree Robitaille, circus artist/senior lecturer in circus at Stockholm University of the Arts,  members of the Sound and Music Computing group at the Department of Media technology and interaction design, KTH Royal Institute of technology, Hara Alonso, sound designer,  Maurizio Goina, sound designer, members of Nordic Innnovative Juggling and CirkusPerspektiv Sweden. The project include the vital participation of professional circus artists of different specialisations and artists/collaborators from other art fields.