Exchanges, Conferences

It is a research program structured around invitations of researchers, of professors or artists on specific themes. The Cnac programs regular meetings which take place at the Resource Centre.

Women's reflections

These meetings are reserved for a female public (invited speakers and audience) in order to facilitate as much as possible freedom of speech.

A blog provides resources; books, films, etc.

Some examples of themes which have been covered:
Women’s bodies and circus: the special features, treatment of the body (athlete’s bodies), health practices, equality of opportunities, professional life, history of feminism, the place of women in the performing arts and performance.


13th June 2017 - Isabelle Arvers
Machinima (films created from videogame sequences)

23rd May 2017 - Melissa Van Vepy

16th May 2017 - Agathe et Antoine - Les Colporteurs

24th April 2017 - Angela Laurier

18th April 2017 - Caroline Obin /Proserpine
The interconnected pathway between the artist and the character, stretched between reality and fiction, between art and profession.

23rd March 2017 - Annie Abrahams
Beauty in error? – Dare to disagree and contradict!

30th November 2016 - Marie Anne Michel
I will share with you the broad outline of my path, but above all what lies beneath this path…

Invited speakers

21st March 2017 - Patrick Leroux
Perspectives on circus from Quebec

13th January 2017 - Pascal Jacob
Magic! From Ramsès II to J.K. Rowling. A history of illusions as part of the festival Illusions, public conference on stage in the history of circus and presentation of the exhibition “Open the Grimoire” Collections Jacob - William and the Cnac Centre of Documentation Resources.

1th January 2017 - Pascal Jacob
History of American Circus

10th January 2017 - Pascal Jacob
History of European Circus

10th December 2016 - Linet Andrea
As part of the Linet Andrea exhibition: a circus retrospective

8th December 2016 - Hassen Hakim (PhD in Sciences and Techniques of Sport and Physical Activities (STAPS) from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), Frédéric Puel and William Bertucci (STAPS, URCA)