Rigorous Practise - Circus Rigging, 2-day Master class, Riga (ONLINE)

UPDATE: THIS MASTER CLASS HAS MOVED ONLINE Baltic Nordic Circus Network produce rigging master class capacity building courses for technical professionals working in theatres and festivals in the Nordic and Baltic countries wanting to gain expertise and qualification in circus rigging.
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Time & Location

05 May 2020, 10:00 EEST – 06 May 2020, 17:00 EEST

About the Event

Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) produce rigging master class capacity building courses for technical professionals working in theatres and festivals in the Nordic and Baltic countries wanting to gain expertise and qualification in circus rigging. 

These masterclasses go through the fundamental and specific information needed in order to safely present a circus performance with its various disciplines, as well as discusses and highlights the various ambiguities or difficulties presented to festivals and performance venues when presenting circus work in relation to national and international legislation of safety standards and practises in 2020. The aim is for the participants to feel confident to read technical specifications of circus companies and subsequently received companies at their venue feeling confident that they possess or know where to acquire the expertise, knowledge and capacity needed to support presentation. 

There are two masterclasses in rigging this spring as part of the Rigorous Practise initative. This is the registration for the second of the two events. The first takes place in Stockholm in April and the Second is in Riga at the beginning of May. The content is the same, but the design of the courses slightly different with Stockholm happening as a more fast track technical 2 days course and in Riga 3 days we include a greater level of discussion and practical participation to allow different modes of learning. 

All professionals working as technical staff in performing arts in the Baltic and Nordic countries are elegible to register, apart from those who work in circus venues (if you are keen to come but unsure if you are elegible please get in touch, we want to facilitate all who want to attend to be able to). This masterclass is designed to support technical staff who work in venues/festivals who do not already programme circus arts to have the opportunity to build their capacity and acquire this knowledge OR those riggers hired frequently by theatres missing circus rigging expertise and who are in a position to through their expertise are able to facilitate presentation of circus in new venues across the Baltic Nordic region. For this reason the course is free of charge. 

The course is run by Fredrik Deijfen, Head Rigger at Cirkus Cirkör, Stockholm, Sweden. 



5th of May - DAY 1


DAY ENDS 17:00 (including 45 min lunch break)

6th of May - DAY 2 



Useful information:

> The registration for this event will opens 20th of January 2020 and closes on the 28th of February or when places have been filled. We will accept and verify participants continuously throught the registration period. 

> Places are limited 

> The course will be run in English language. 

> The course free of charge to attend. 

> Lunch is not provided.

> Travel bursaries are available for participants in need.

> Two people from the same organisation can apply, but need to highlight why both are applying 

> Elegible countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania. 

> The project strives to give equal representation for all countries in the Baltic Nordic countries.

> Participants applying for both workshops in Stockholm and Riga will be given the opportunity to attend the one with spaces free. 

> Participation in both Stockholm and Riga workshops from the same participant is not allowed. 

> Registration to the workshop with cancelation within two weeks of the course start date incurs a fine. 

> Further info will be sent to participants. 

> We welcome diversity

> We welcome participants with access requirements, please let us how we can facilitate or aid your particiaption when registering. 

> We implement an eco-friendly ambition towards cultural participation and as such promote options of eco-friendly travel where possible.  

For any questions email info@balticnordiccircus.com


This is a Baltic Nordic Circus Network (BNCN) initiative. 

Rigorous Practise is co-produced by Cirkus Syd, Cirkus Cirkör, Cirko Centre for New Circus (Finland) and Riga Circus (Latvia). 

Collaborative partners: Manegen and Dynamo Workspace (Denmark) 

Read more about BNCN on balticnordiccircus.com 

This initative made possible by the generous support of Norden - Nordisk Kulturfond. 

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