Ongoing projects

Here we list ongoing international cooperation projects.


Opera Out of Opera 2

Creative Europe Cooperation Project, 2022-2025

Opera Out of Opera 2 (OOO2) builds upon the results from Opera Out of Opera (2018-2020), arising from the common need of partners to re-launch and make new, younger generations rediscover opera.

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Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership, 2022-2024

The React, Invent, Get together for a Goal: Expertise in Rigging Services (RIGGERS) is a 2 year project coordinated by SKH and FEDEC in collaboration. The project has been developed to answer the needs of riggers, with the aim of enhancing the quality of safety measures in professional circus schools, but also to create an International Community eager to exchange skills, advices and expertise, that can be transmitted to future generations.

Partners will cooperate through 2 RIGGERS Seminars, 8 Riggers Swapping Experience (RSE) where each partner will host and send 2 riggers from and to different partner schools as well as continuous distance cooperation facilitated by the RIGGERS Virtual Platform.

RIGGERS will, amongst other things, create an international professional community of riggers that will use the Virtual Platform to keep on sharing and exchanging on relevant issues. The more tangible results of the project will be: 1) A survey on the profession of rigger in circus schools, with a report that will suggest possible areas of cooperation and further sustainable actions in view of a stronger professionalisation of the actors operating in this field. 2) The RIGGERS Virtual Platform that will be developed in order to allow online cooperation and exchange among peers. The platform will later become an open virtual forum dedicated to the sector of safety and rigging in the field of circus. 3) The FED-Talks: a series of video tutorials aimed at sharing schools good practices in safety and rigging with the whole community of circus school riggers in Europe and beyond. The videos, as well as the training materials developed for the tutorials, will remain available after the end of the project.

Main coordinator: SKH - Stockholm University of the Arts
Partners: FEDEC - Fédération Européenne des Écoles de Cirque professionnelles (BEL), ACAPA - Academy of Circus and Performance Art (NLD), AFUK - Academy for Untamed Creativity (DEN), Cirko Vertigo (ITA), Codarts Circus Arts Rotterdam (NLD), ENC - École Nationale de Cirque (CAN), ESAC - École supérieure des arts du cirque (BEL), ESACTO’LIDO - École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque Toulouse Occitanie (FRA)

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Canon of Technical Theatre History

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, 2019-2022

The aim of the Canon of Technical Theatre History is to increase awareness and understanding of the history of technical theatre in Europe: its practices and technologies.

The project contributes to the current discourse on the preservation of the cultural heritage of transnational and international theatre technology and techniques. We not only want to value history as an essential element in the education of theatre practitioners and the building of the identity of theatre professionals, but also to stress the importance and usefulness of sharing our heritage as an impetus for innovative developments.

Students and staff of nine European university institutions, research centers and dual education programs – from Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom – are collaborating to develop a timeline and a Canon of technical theatre during six workshop meetings. The methodology used and the developed tools are being documented as the project develops.

Adopting multiple perspectives from the disciplines of art history, engineering design, scenography, architecture and theatre studies, the project engages with archival research. It includes the tangible as well as the intangible cultural heritage of the performing arts field.

The outputs of the project will be a set of digital learning materials that can be used as a whole, can be integrated into the teaching of various specific disciplines, or used as reference material. This flexible approach will empower teachers to structure their courses in a flexible way, adapted to the requirements of different learners. The methodology guidelines and the teaching tools will inspire new teaching practices and support a diversity of needs.

The project structure and methodology guarantee that research from both teachers and students feeds back into education and to the wider professional field. The results will be able to be used by local stakeholders, reinforcing the link between the local community and the partner institutions. The network arising from this cooperation will ensure continuing development and the sustainability of the project outcomes.

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Alexandria Nova

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership, 2019-2022

Alexandria Nova is a network of North European directing programs. It aims to create an international and diverse learning environment for the relatively small directing programs of each national institution and make a leap forward in the awareness about pedagogical methods used. We will share practical and pedagogical knowledge, describe and share working methods and gather together understanding about the art of directing. 

This is done through a series of workshops, symposium, seminars including students as well as teachers from all partner-institutions. The goal is to create a vivid interactive digital platform, a new library called Alexandria Nova, where students and teachers share ideas, methods and exercises in a playful way. The network will also publish a book with articles and essays by teachers involved in the project, as well as other artists, scientists and students.

Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin in the leading organisation with six partners including Listahaskoli Island in Reykjavik, Den Danske Scenekunstskole in Copenhagen, Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki, Stockholm University of the Arts Stockholm, Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija in Vilnius and Kunsthogskolen i Oslo. 

Main coordinator: Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Berlin

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