Daniel Gulko, Rolf Hughes, Jonathan Priest, Bauke Lievens, Adrian Heathfield and Amanda Steggell.

Congratulations PhD Jonathan Priest!


Jonathan Priest had his public defence today with the doctoral project KNOTCIRCUS or ‘Being the Adventures of Happy Down-River’ – and he made it!

The public defence took place in Studio 16 at DOCH, School of Dance and Circus on 1 March 2019 at 13.00–17.00. Adrian Heathfield was the opponent and the rating committee consisted of Bauke Lievens, Daniel Gulko and Amanda Jane Steggell. Cecilia Roos was chairman during the defence.

The documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis) – over 800 pages (!) – can be found in DIVA. Read it here.

Jonathan Priest disputation before 1100x620.jpgBefore the rating committee’s statement – an intensive discussion and good questions from the audience. (photo: Heidi Paatere Möller)
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After the rating committee’s statement – Jonathan Priest got a positive respons and a gift from Walter Ferrero, head of circus. With Daniel Gulko. (photo: Jenny Tyllström)