The Nordic Council in residency program


The next artists in the Riga Circus Residency program – The Nordic Council.

The Nordic Council started out organically through material made independently and in duos by the three members whilst at Codarts Rotterdam. It consists of three members from three different Nordic countries: Jakob Jacobsson – Sweden, Merri Heikkilä – Finland and Bjarni Árnasson – Iceland.

“Three Men from the North” is the first show of the Nordic Council. It is still in creation, so during the festival RE RIGA! we will see the work-in-progress. The premiere is planned for November 2019.

Working with topics and themes drawn from the North, the Nordic Council works with combinations of juggling and live music as well as spoken word and aerial rope. The show is as blunt and to the point in a way that only Finnish humour can be, Swedishly self-aware and with a hint of Icelandic peculiarity.

Emphasis has been put on the combination of live music and juggling, and other forms of co-dependence in performance.

About Riga Circus residency program:

Riga Circus Residency program is created as a laboratory for new forms of artistic research and art practices within the interdisciplinary field of art. We are located in Riga, Latvia, and open to contemporary circus artists, dancers, visual artists, and architects. Read more HERE.

Supported by: The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme