Door Tessa Overbeek

The international rise of contemporary circus is clearly visible when you visit the Subcase Circus Fair in Stockholm, Sweden. This showcase for new productions and works in progress from the Nordic countries takes place every February and draws programmers, producers, artists, students, teachers, researchers and journalists from all over the world. Its aim is to ‘support Nordic artists in developing partnerships and connecting with the Nordic and international performing arts markets’, and due to its smooth organization, international appeal and fresh and varied program, it seems to achieve this very well. It is a great way to get to know the new Nordic circus and the people who make it happen. What stood out most in this pleasant introduction was the ingenuity and diversity that characterizes the contemporary circus from these countries, and the important role of education and artistic research in it. Read more about it in this report.