An Open Letter from Erwan Tarlet on Circus as a Political Art Form - CircusTalk

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An Open Letter from Erwan Tarlet on Circus as a Political Art Form

Just over three years ago, Erwan Tarlet left his work to embark on an artistic career. He is 26 years old and currently in his third year at the National Center for Circus Arts (CNAC).
This 2020, he participated notably in the 41st Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, causing a bit of a sensation with his decision to abstain from performing his full strap act on the second night of shows, thus relinquishing his chance to win any award. He appeared instead on stage in his pointe shoes with the word Demain written on his chest, and a question mark on his back. He spent the majority of his act in the air simply hanging by one or two arms. Tarlet posted on social media just before he went on stage that he had decided to use the time to  protest instead to raise awareness about the need to act on climate change. ...
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