Hosting researchers

The research service enables and ensures the longevity of links between different academic bodies through agreements.A policy of welcoming young researchers (masters and PhD students) and professionals in circus arts to the Cnac Centre of Documentation Resources has been active since September 2014.

Researchers in residence

Claudio Alberto dos Santos, professor of the Federal University of Sao Joao del-Rei, Curso de Teatro/Departamento de Letras, Artes e Cultura (DELAC)

Delphine Cezard, Doctor in Sciences of Art

Mathilde Christmann, PhD student at the Charles de Gaulle University, Lille 3

Charlène Dray, PhD student at the Paul Valery University, Montpellier

Tiziana Foggetta, Masters student at the University Stendhal-Grenoble 3

Alisan Funk, PhD student at the Concordia University, Montreal

Marion Guyez, PhD student in the performing arts at the Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University

Nathalia Kloos, Masters student at l'EHESS: The aesthetic of vertigo in contemporary circus

Coline Menard, Student of the ENSATT, Lyon

Haruka Okui, Postdoctoral fellow: Teaching systems in circus arts, Paris-Descartes University

Hervé Paugam, Masters student at the Paris 8 - Vincennes Saint-Denis University

Nina Roy, PhD student at the University of Lyon 2

Ante Usic, researcher at the University California, Davis

Liang Wei, PhD student at the Paul Valery University, Montpellier

Katrin Wolf, Benesh dictionary of notation for the circus arts (details here)

Visiting Professionals


Jérôme Thomas & Aline Reviriaud - Armo - Jérôme Thomas Company

Nikolaus - Pré-O-Coupé Company

Acrobatic bicycle convention, the initiative of Anja Eberhart, 29th class of the Cnac


Workshop “Benders-crumplers” with Alain Giacomini and Alexis Merat, as part of the Chaire ICiMa >> Photos Workshop Cnac Plieurs - Froisseurs

Yann Frish - L'Absente Company: Laboratories in magic research

Méris Angielotti, Visual artist

Johann Le Guillerm - Carte blanche with the students of the Cnac

Guillaume Clayssen and Claire Marx – Upcoming project mixing circus and theatre

For confirmed researchers, the research programs which started in 2013 continue to progress.

In parallel with their research activity, these confirmed researchers (university professors) provide different courses at the Resource Centre in order to teach university-level methodology to the Cnac students.