Act in a Moment–Lookingglass Alice

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Act in a Moment–Lookingglass Alice

So much can happen in a moment, and so much can be conveyed, but with circus, the art is usually left to speak for itself, and rapport with the artists and creators about their creation is a rarity often reserved for talkbacks and after-parties. Circus Talk’s series “Act in a Moment” explores the idea that circus creatives have a lot to share about their work and the process of creating circus that can be conveyed with a little explanation and a lot of visuals. Explore the essence of an act or a show, the idea behind a new apparatus or the circumstances that led up to a great moment in circus with us as we speak to circus creatives about their favorite topic, their art form!
In this Act in a Moment, explore the Alice in Wonderland circus and theatre adaptation Lookingglass Alice from Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, IL (USA). Sit down with Circus and Movement Designer, Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi, and actors Michel Rodriguez Cintra as the White Rabbit (any many other roles) and Lindsey Noel Whiting as Alice for an exclusive look into the creative atmosphere of the show, the dynamics of the cast and crew, and the intersection of circus, theatre and storytelling that happens on the Lookingglass stage. Interviewees: Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi is a Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble Member Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, who grew up in the circus, has worked with Lookingglass Theatre Company on productions for over 30 years. She developed the 3-tier cloud swing used in the production, and works...
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Em Holt

Em Holt (they/she/he) is a genderfluid mover, burlesque dancer, drag performer and acrobat based in Florida, US. With a background in high level competitive gymnastics, circus arts and multidisciplinary dance, their diverse capabilities allow them to meet a variety of physical requirements and personas on stage. These days, Em independently travels and tours the US as burlesque and circus bombshell, Karma Carnelian. Karma's performance style seamlessly blends classic and neo burlesque choreography with dynamic acrobatic chair and floor work. Karma has performed coast to coast, from the Hubba Hubba Revue in San Francisco, CA, to the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, to countless productions in their home state. Em received their BA in Advertising in 2019 and MS in Integrated Marketing in 2021 from Florida State University, where they also performed teeterboard, flying, swinging and double trapeze in The FSU Flying High Circus from 2016-2020. Em first joined CircusTalk first as a journalism intern in 2020, and currently serves as the team's Community Manager, creating written and digital content for the site, and managing the companies' social media channels.