3rd Edition of Women in Circus Consortium Recap from Alby, Stockholm - CircusTalk

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3rd Edition of Women in Circus Consortium Recap from Alby, Stockholm

In Alby, the southern suburbs of Stockholm, in a repurposed warehouse, there´s an annual meeting point for anyone with an interest in the agency of women in circus. Cirkus Cirkör is Sweden´s largest circus company, besides creating and touring shows they also offer a high school education in circus and do extensive work with social circus in the local communities.
In Cirkör´s circus hall, a space acting as both a residency space and training hall for local circus professionals, the Women In Circus Consortium is hosted. Every year a selection of workshops, discussions, lectures and networking activities take place under the direction of Marie-Andree Robitaille (Artistic director of DOCH and feminist force of nature) and are produced by CirkusPerspektiv. This year, roughly 30 individuals from wildly different facets of the circus/performance field gathered to workshop, network, learn and drink coffee. This edition’s program featured a diverse set of activities both practical and theoretical, starting with a work...
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Jakob Jacobsson

Jakob Jacobsson was introduced to circus when he was working in a jazz bar and asked to play accordion for a cabaret troupe. Since then, he´s been working on trying to find his own style in the aerial rope, and is currently studying at Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam where he´ll be finishing his degree in June 2018. Besides the rope and his two newly founded circus companies, he has a penchant for academia, black coffee, and Tom Waits.