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PRO Talk: Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Biases: Unveiling Challenges in Casting - Conversation with Veronica Blair expired Free

Posted by: Circus Talk
Posted on: Sept. 02, 2023
Category: Networking Event
Type: Online
PRO Talk: Breaking Barriers and Overcoming Biases: Unveiling Challenges in Casting - Conversation with Veronica Blair - Circus Events - CircusTalk
PRO Talks are CircusTalk's live virtual events led by industry influencers and experts focused on career-building topics. Our virtual conversations feature talent seekers from different sectors within circus and the performing arts. PRO members will gain new insights, meet fellow professionals, and strengthen their career connections.

In our November session, Stacy Clark’s guest will be Veronica Blair, Aerial Performer, Independent Director/ Choreographer & Creative Consultant.

In this Pro Talk we will open a conversation about equitable casting, also known as inclusive casting or diversity casting. This practice in casting ensures that a broader range of performers, including those from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups, have opportunities to portray a variety of roles on stage.

While equity and inclusion have gained momentum in recent years, there is still an ongoing discussion within the industry about how best to achieve equitable casting while respecting artistic freedom and storytelling integrity.

Join us for this honest and vulnerable conversation to promotes diversity, representation, and fairness in the entertainment industry.

This PRO Talk is highly recommended not only for artists, but also for talent seekers, festival programmers, producers and show creators!!

While CircusTalk PRO Talks are events specifically produced and accessible for PRO members, we open up this PRO Talk as a FREE event for everyone who wants to join and contribute to this important conversation. Although this is a FREE event, registration is still required as seats are limited.

Register here:

Veronica Blair is an accomplished aerialist, award-winning choreographer, and circus researcher. She is the recipient of the 2021 Gerbode Foundation's Choreographers Award, the 2020 American Circus Educators Award for Innovation, and the Community Impact at the inaugural International Circus Awards for her work on the Uncle Junior Project, a multimedia archive spotlighting people of African descent in American circus. Under the same project, Veronica curated a live exhibition titled "Entrapment to Entertainment: A Celebration of Black People in American Circus" in 2013. Her impactful work has earned her invitations to speak at the Smithsonian, San Francisco International Arts Festival, and facilitate panel discussions engaging conversations about institutional barriers, individual biases, and abuse prevention in the circus industry as part of the Circus and Changing Realities series in partnership with CircusTalk.
Date: Nov. 03, 2023
12:00 pm
Timezone: (UTC-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Languages: English Online event URL:

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