Location: Circus Factory, Centre Park Road, Cork, Ireland // Date: June 5 – 12, 2017


If the very important secret is not solved, then the readers will be frustrated. That is not what I want. But if a certain kind of secret stays secret, it's a very sound curiosity.” (Haruki Murakami)

The moment it is revealed to the audience that there is something they don’t know, inherently suggests that there is something for them to find out.
This can evoke feelings such as curiosity, wonder and jealousy and allow for a multi-layered artist - audience relationship to develop.

We would like to propose an investigation into the role of secrets within a contemporary performance context. We will use circus as the primary language with which we conduct this investigation.

The following question will act as a starting point to the research process:

"How can the act of strategically concealing or revealing information be used as a tool to trigger curiosity and activate the spectators imagination?"


Deadline May 22, 2017 – 11:59pm
(Please download the application guidelines below to find out if you are eligible!)

If you are interested and wish to apply please send us your application addressing the following points:

-Who are you?
-What is your experience in the field of contemporary circus?
-What is your perspective on your own artistic practice?
-Why do you wish to participate in the experiment and what are your expectations?

Feel free to attach supporting material (CV, home page links, videos, photo material)