Sciences and Circus arts

Marie Jacolot
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Document producer
  • Circus

This publication is the result of the meeting entitled "Conveyors of circus / Conveyors of science: from cartography to the physics of circus", organised on November 25th, 2015 in Lille (France), in partnership with le Prato - Pôle national des arts du cirque.

Developing strong collaborations with the scientific field since many years, Le Prato has been developing close ties with universities for many years, particularly with Lille 1 University Science and Technology. Through a series of regular meetings, they explore issues at the crossroads of Circus Arts and Science. Circostrada has partnered up with Le Prato to capitalize on these fruitful synergies to organize a "Focus Meeting", seeking to compare research processes in both fields and use real examples to explore their similarities. How an idea or artistic intent is interpreted and performed? How do principles and processes evolve as ideas bounce back and forth?

Marie Jacolot, project manager and coordinator of Territoires de Cirque network, was in charge of the moderation of the meeting and the writing the synthesis.


  • Opening remarks
  • Finding a common ground
  • When science serves as artistic material or creative constraint
  • Creative processes