Women in Circus Consortium
Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland
The Women in Circus Consortium is an International reunion inviting circus artists and other parties to a series of lectures, discussions, workshops and networking activities in relation to the agency of Women in Circus.
The programme is a mix of lectures, workshops and talks. You’ll have access to lectures on gender and equity in the Performing arts sector, a lecture about gender bias by Chloe de Buyl-Pisco, a workshop on presence by performer and PhD candidate Stacey Sacks, discussions on pedagogy in our circus schools, discussion on our conditions in the fields and other networking activities!
All activities are open to people of all genders. All activities are free of charge.
Please, regiser here before 30 October: https://forms.gle/irHQbQDMofRBQ6tU9
10.00 Morning coffee
10.15-10.30 Welcome to the Women in Circus Consortium
Lotta Vaulo (managing director at CircusInfo Finland), Johanna Mäkelä (head of development, Finland at CircusInfo Finland), Chloé De Buyl-Pisco, representative Nordic Women in Circus Network, host of the Consortium.
10.30-11.00 Lecture: UN-conscious BIAS – How to un-know the unconscious, Chloé de Buyl-Pisco.
Chloé de Buyl-Pisco is a director, choreographer, dancer, Aerialist, theoretician and masters by research student at Stockholm University of the Arts in Sweden, where she also teaches. Her fields of interest include: neurochemistry, feminism, physics, social sciences and philosophy.
11.00-12.00 Workshop 1
On the questions of equity, fair treatment, gender and bias: How are we doing in our circus schools and in the field at large? Moderator: Chloé de Buyl-Pisco
12.00-13.00 Lunch break (on own cost)
13.00–15.00 Recent surveys and discussions on equity in the cultural sector and performing arts in Finland.
Marjo Mäenpää/ Cupore: Asiallista! Tasa-arvo ja työolot kulttuurin toimialalla by Cupore, center for cultural policy research (2018–19).
Mikko Karvinen/ Theatre Info Finland (TINFO): Power, Responsibility and Equal Treatment – a survey on the achievement of equality and equal treatment in the field of performing arts (2019)
Lotta Vaulo/ CircusInfo Finland: Sexual harassment in the circus sector: Results of the Finnish survey (2017–18)
Kaisa Paavolainen / Theatre Centre: A training for performing arts professionals on equity, equality and prevention of harassment by the Finnish Performing Arts Federations in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture (2019)
15.15–16.00 Workshop 2: Women in Circus Schools – Women in professional field
Moderator: Chloé De Buyl-Pisco
16.00-16.15 Conclusions and goodbye
With the support of Nordic Culture fund and Nordic Culture Point.
In collaboration with Cirkör LAB (SE), DYNAMO Workspace for circus & performing arts (DK) and CircusInfo Finland (FI). Produced by CirkusPerspektiv AB.Go to Facebook event page