What Je buro is looking to do is immerse programmers and their audiences in gripping contemporary circus. Much is involved in creating a show, which is why we at Je buro support artists every step of the way, from A to Z. From creation to close of show. From concept to the last tour and everything in-between. Along the way we have a single focus: to amaze, thrill and delight audiences, whether in an atmospheric marquee, in the open air or indoors. Just so long as circus lives.
“Emma relieves us of countless tasks: from the concerned phone calls about the chicken making its nest on our technical rider to negotiating with programmers. And she is a great lady to have on tour.” Bert & Fred
Je buro serves both artists and programmers. I give artists peace of mind by stepping into the breach from the moment we decide to run with an idea for a new creation. I support them on business aspects, provide input on (artistic) proposals, make suggestions for co-producers and residencies, we plan try-outs, work on communication and visual promotional material, and so on. And of course I also actively look for new performance opportunities.
I also want to be the first port of call for programmers looking for contemporary circus productions. If a programmer needs advice or specific ideas, I am happy to discuss which show would best suit their programming.
“Nothing nicer than hearing ‘aah, Emma from ‘our bureau’ is here!’ echo through a (still empty) hall or marquee. That begins with the first residencies, which I try and make a point of popping along to, and numerous phone and video calls and WhatsApps. Even once the production has been premièred, I regularly go on the road with the team. That way I really get to know the show, the way the company tours, the artists and the programmer.” Emma
PERSONAL AND RELIABLE
I like to work long-term both with the artist and the programmer. When I’m fully involved, we get to know each other well and build trust, the basis of all good collaboration.
Je buro likes to work with a select number of professional companies, chosen partly for artistic reasons and partly so as to be able to guarantee the above-mentioned involvement at all times.
Sector meetings, final-year projects, presentations, festivals, etc., whether at home or abroad, are ideal opportunities to reforge links and have a catch-up. So you will often find Je buro there, in the hall or marquee or at the bar.