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card2 – circus on the edge

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Call for presentations

Within the conference series CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, the Circus Department at the School of Dance and Circus, part of Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts), Sweden, invites you to send proposals for the second conference of Circus Arts Research and Development.

CARD2– Circus Arts Research Development – Circus on the Edge

A conference with lectures, workshops, performances, films and interventions in Stockholm, Sweden, December 9th to 11th 2015


The purpose of the conference is to create a meeting place for international researchers to introduce and share their research, to discuss, demonstrate and provoke, to agree and find collaborators, critical allies and opponents. Furthermore, to illuminate how circus practice has developed and how the field of artistic research differs from research for production.


The first CARD was launched by the University of Dance and Circus as a part of the work to demystify artistic research in circus. Since then the first artistic PhD in circus has been awarded, another is underway, post-doctoral research has commenced and ongoing artistic research is producing new knowledge and opening up new critical vistas for the form. In tandem to this development, the will to reassess, research and develop circus practice in the professional sector has grown. There is a recognized need to exchange ideas within the field of circus in order to promote the research basis for circus.

The conference will be held in English. Up to date information will be posted here.

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