Circus in a Changing World: a discussion (5/4)


When: May 4, 2019 12 - 3 pm
Where: Trapezium
Cost: FREE, but please register in advance with the "Registration" button above
Hosts: Eliana Dunlap & Sonya Gurwitt

“…our work is mainly about circus itself, and only rarely about the world.” – Bauke Lievens, Second Open Letter to Circus

The realm of political and activist art is something the circus world at large has long shied away from, but we live in a rapidly changing world, and as artists we have the power to reflect on and direct this change. Come join us in a discussion of how to engage with the social and environmental challenges of our time in our work as circus artists. This discussion is open to all and will be the beginning of a bigger conversation surrounding value based and activist circus that we hope to bring to the Fall Circus Workshop Weekend Nov. 8 – 10.

About the hosts:
Eliana Dunlap is a 2012 graduate of the NECCA ProTrack program, a 2016 graduate of l’École de Cirque de Québec and is currently working towards a degree in Anthropology and Environmental Sustainability through Southern New Hampshire University. She is the founder of the Circus Action Network and hosts the podcast Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things, two initiatives that aim to foster dialogue and exploration at the intersection of social and environmental justice and the circus arts. Sonya Gurwitt fell in love with circus at age four when she attended her first circus show. Since then, she has trained and performed with the New England Center for Circus Arts, Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, and is currently in the second year of NECCA’s professional training program. Sonya recently graduated from Brown University, where she studied Environmental Studies and Creative Writing.

Circus in a Changing World: a discussion (5/4)


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