New Perspectives on Australian Circus expired Free
Posted by: Circus and its Others
Posted on: Feb. 08, 2021
The third in Circus and its Others’ digital panel series focuses on Australian circus. In this event, moderated by Karen Fricker (Brock University), three Australia-based circus experts will offer 15-minute presentations on their work followed by discussion and Q&A with the audience. Kristy Seymour (Griffith University) will share her practical and theoretical work about how circus training can enhance the well-being of children diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. Gillian Arrighi (University of Newcastle)’s presentation offers a new perspective on circus during the Age of Empire by focusing not on tours of European circuses to South and South-East Asia, but rather on the movement of circuses between colonized territories in the region. The final presenter, Brisbane-based circus artist Celia White will discuss the work of GUSH, a culturally and generationally diverse ensemble who use circus to explore how the performing feminine body is read and misread.
The panel will be presented as part of the Cirkopolis festival, a contemporary circus festival based in Prague (where Circus and its Others 2 took a place) with elements of contemporary dance, physical, visual theater and contemporary music scene genres. The festival is organized by Palac Akropolis together with CIRQUEON – the center for contemporary circus.
New Perspectives on Australian Circus is a free event. Join with the Zoom ID 876 6469 4889.
Date: Feb. 13, 2021Languages: English Online event URL: https://www.circusanditsothers.org/australian-circus
Feb. 13, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Timezone: (UTC-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)