Project partners


share Back

Circus and music professionals from Latvia and the Nordic countries - Norway and Iceland - are involved in the project. The artistic director of the project is Julian Saether from Norway. Greta Clough, on the other hand, is an expert in audience development and engagement.

Julian Saether

Norwegian circus artist Julian Sæther has been obsessed with juggling for more than 20 years, starting out self taught.

After 7 years as an amateur in Trondheim cultural school for circus he moved to Paris in 2015 to get a BA in Circus and Theatre Arts from L'Académie Fratellini, a well respected university within the circus community.

From there he went on to perform a solo piece on the topic of mental illnesses in different festivals around Europe and started collaborating with musicians, dancers and fellow jugglers in France and Norway, developing several contemporary shows over the years. Now he is looking to further expand on collaborations, taking inspiration from different art forms to blend with his passion for juggling.

 


Greta Clough

Greta Clough is an award-winning international artist, the Artistic Director of Handbendi Puppet Theatre & Studio in Iceland, and a specialist in culture-led rural rejuvenation and audience development approaches. From her base in Hvammstangi, North-west Iceland (population 642) she develops and tours performances across Europe, runs the Hvammstangi International Puppetry Festival, operates a community-led arts programme, and creates original content for film, television, and radio. Handbendi Puppet Theatre holds the Eyrarrósin Award, a national biannual award recognising excellence in rural arts initiatives and artistic sensibility, awarded by the first lady of Iceland.