Welcome to the first public viva voce in the field of artistic research at DOCH, April 13th 2013, 10 am
John-Paul Zaccarini will be the first of our PhD Candidates in artistic research to present his dissertation, entitled Circoanalysis: Circus, Therapy and Psychoanalysis, for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
John-Paul Zaccarini is a Choreographer, Stage Director, Dancer and Circus Artist from London with many years of artistic experience. He has been a Visiting Professor at DOCH 2007-2009. The project takes its starting point in John-Paul Zaccarini’s artistic work, and places this within a wider perspective through interviews and dialogue with other circus artists. The central focus of the project is the artist as a subject, and through psychoanalytical theory the project proposes tools for the artistic and pedagogical development of the circus arts.
The opponent will be Dr. Helen Stoddart from the University of Glasgow, author of Rings of Desire: Circus History and Representation (2000)
John-Paul Zaccarini’s research has been conducted at DOCH in collaboration with the Department for Musicology and Performance Studies, at Stockholm University.