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the general bibliography (in French)
CNAC CollEx label
Circus and Illusion collection
It is a research program structured around invitations of researchers, of professors or artists on specific themes. The Cnac programs regular meetings which take place at the Resource Centre.
Cross-border meeting on contemporary circus
As part of the French presidency of the Greater Region 2021-2022, the Grand Est Region, in partnership with the Palc-Pôle National Cirque Grand Est, the Centre National des Arts du Cirque-CNAC
11 December 2021
is organising an interdisciplinary workshop at the CNAC: How can culture be a vehicle for an environmental transition?
Reine PRAT her biography (95 ko) her book (93 ko)
29 November 2021
Meeting-conference at the CNAC based on her book Exploser le Plafond : précis de féminisme à l’usage du monde de la culture.
These meetings are reserved for a female public (invited speakers and audience) in order to facilitate as much as possible freedom of speech.
A blog http://cnacreflexions.wordpress.com provides resources; books, films, etc.
Some examples of themes which have been covered:
Women’s bodies and circus: the special features, treatment of the body (athlete’s bodies), health practices, equality of opportunities, professional life, history of feminism, the place of women in the performing arts and performance.
Angélique ENGINGER her biography (73 ko)
person of reference for circus and street arts - Department of Culture, Heritage and Memory / Grand Est Region
9 March 2020
Adviser for theatre, circus, puppetry and street arts, Pôle création, Drac du Grand Est Site Châlons-en-Champagne
Conference at the CNAC on the operations of the Regional Directorates of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) and on decentralisation.
2 March 2020
Alix BERANGER and Alice COFFIN
Founders of the group "La Barbe "
Meeting-Conference at the CNAC
27 January 2020
Member of Parliament for the 4th constituency of the Marne
Conference on cultural policy.
28 November 2019
Dany LÉVÊQUE her biography (95 ko)
Choreologist at the Ballet Preljocajn, Centre Chorégraphique National de la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur
Conference at the CNAC on the theme "Training, career and profession".
22 February 2018
9 March 2022
Online conference on the Knie, Amar, Grüss, Krone and other dynasties.
30 January 2021
Conference on the Jacob-William collection.
In connection with:
- the DNSP circus arts courses for all CNAC classes,
- and the project to create a Museum of Circus in Châlons-en-Champagne.
Author, drama critic, journalist specialised in cultural policies
"For a virtuosity of sensitivity. Dancers at work".
Conference in partnership with the ICiMa Chair of the CNAC at the Auditorium of the Georges Pompidou Library in Châlons-en-Champagne
- How do we build on our bodies on a daily basis ? How do we build the relationship with virtuosity, performance as well as health?
- How do we go back to the drawing board every day, how do we live with a body, with its flaws and successes, in an act that is both physical and artistic?
- How can we reinvent the relationship between pleasure and the circus in choreographic creation?
As part of the "Empreinte 19" Youth Biennial, a colloquium "Le souffle du corps” proposed by Art Vivant.
29 march 2019
Thomas CEPITELLI his biography (75 ko)
"Elements for a dramaturgy of genres in circus"
Conference-meeting at the CNAC
Thursday 10 January 2019