The second of the four CirqueMusique creative workshops will take place in Cēsis, ConcertHall Cēsis.
Students of Cesis Music Secondary School named after Alfreds Kalnins aged 12 to 18 will participate in the workshop. Together with composer Platons Buravickis, musicians, and circus artists, workshop participants will learn the nuances of contemporary music and basic circus techniques in acrobatics and juggling, as well as collaboration and performing skills. The workshops will be held for three days, and their main goal will be to co-create, play, and discover the world of sound and music in oneself and one’s surroundings.
Circus master class with trainers from Norway and the Rīga Circus School (Julian Saether, Egils Zvejnieks, Mariano Gedwillo, Gabriel Dreyfus)
Master class with musicians and composer Platons Buravickis in groups and individually with violinist Agnese Kanniņa, clarinetist Kārlis Catlaks, bassist Jānis Rubiks, percussionist Elīna Endzele, and flautist Liene Dobičina
Master class / rehearsal
Final performance – open event for parents, teachers, schoolmates, and friends
Closing party of the creative workshop, feedback session
Seminar on audience development
During the creative workshops on April 13 and 14, representatives of Cēsis and Vidzeme regional cultural institutions and organizations are invited to a two-day practical seminar on audience involvement and development. The topic will be especially valuable to professionals who base their cultural activities in regions and work with youth audiences.
The seminar is aimed at promoting the participants’ understanding of reaching new audiences and development of current audiences and specifics in the field of arts and culture. Participants will learn various approaches to audience development and devise an action plan for their organizations.
The seminar will be led by Greta Clough, artistic director of the Handbendi Brúðuleikhús puppet theater and studio and expert on culture-led rural community restoration and audience development from Iceland
Location: concerthall "Cēsis"
Working language of the seminar – English
Participation: free or charge, with catering
Number of participants is limited
11 a.m.–1 p.m.
What is audience development, what are different approaches?
Exploring organization activities, audience development goals
Examples of audience development initiatives
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Creating an audience development plan I
Creating an audience development plan II