Subcase, the annual circus fair organised and hosted by Subtopia at its pristine Stockholm facility, has announced the programme for its 2013 edition, taking place 13-15 February and showcasing 8 full-length performances, 9 works-in-progress, and 7 pitch presentations.
Subcase is aimed at an industry audience, arranging a compressed programme of new Scandinavian work that's either ready to tour, on its way to completion, or in the early stages and searching for partners. This year, infilitrating the Nordic work, there are also three companies from Barcelona (Compania de Circo Eia, Los Galindos, and Projecte Otradnoie) as part of a Swedish-Catalan collaboration supported by the rampantly collaborative Institut Ramon Llull.
Among the Scandinavian work being presented are finished pieces by Cirkus Cirkör (their latest large-scale show, Knitting Peace), Ruby Rose (a piece worryingly titled EAT IT! and giving even freer reign to Rebecca Westholm's Californian fitness/lifestyle guru-monster), Patrik & Wes (Elmnert and Peden, with a contemporary juggling show Between Someonesons), and Vifira (Kanon, a miniature dance and circus show for libraries); then works-in-progress from Race Horse Company (Rauli Kosonen's SF-inspired solo O'DD), Agit-Cirk (with ATTO, a piece performed in a portable white geodesic dome), Frida Odden Brinkmann (with 1½, a very funny show centering on an unusual and lovelorn half-body puppet called Antero), and CircusNext laureates Sisters (with their piece Clockwork). There's quite a lot more, so check the full programme.
On 13 February Subcase will also hold a seminar on touring networks in Europe and the Nordic countries, as well as harbouring, throughout the three days of the event, the sinister, pulsing undercurrent of disruptive critical thought generated by ten Unpack the Arts journalists.
The fair is open to circus programmers, producers, and other professionals. Registration is here. Cost is 55 Euros.