For International Booking 

Nathalie Hébert

For Scandinavian Booking 

Pange Öberg



Feminist Strategies in Circus Composition

Gynoïdes Project is an academic enquiry through artistic practice that raises and examines the question of women agency in circus art. The Research addresses the circus practice through a gender perspective in investigating the representation of women in circus. The research focus's on the female circus artist and seeks for a better understanding of the structure of the circus practice by studying the ways in which a female circus artist experiences and understands her own practice. The research is based on the premise that the oppressed identity of circus takes roots in the structure of the circus practice itself.  By intervening in the structure of the practice the project aims at generating alternative models of women representation in circus and favour the emancipation of the art form and of its artists.  The project engages in a female-centred circus making and seeks to describe and produce feminist strategies in circus composition.





Modes of Sonic Interaction in Circus

In a current collaboration with the University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts and the Sound and Music Computing team at the Royal Institute of Technology, the project intervenes in the structure of circus practice by developing new methods for enhancing bodily expression.

The objective is to explore new forms of artistic expression in the circus art through the use of motion capture technology, enabling performers to interactively control computer-generated sounds by means of their own body. The research seeks to demonstrate that sonification is a possible solution to overcome the restrictions imposed by the standardized set of rules in composition, production and distribution of circus art.  

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CONSORTIUMArtist on the Picture: Kajsa Bohlin
Credit Photo: Einar Kling Odencrants
Artistic Direction: Marie-Andrée Robitaille





RESEARCHArtist on the Picture: Sarah Lett
Credit Photo: Einar Kling Odencrants
Artistic Direction: Marie-Andrée Robitaille




SHOWArtist on the Picture: Nathalie Bertholio
Credit Photo: Einar Kling Odencrants
Artistic Direction: Marie-Andrée Robitaille