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Circus Artist, Theorist, Pedagogue, Performance Dramaturg -United States
Sebastian Kann is a circus artist, theorist, pedagogue, and performance dramaturg. While studying at the École nationale de cirque in Montreal he met Natalie Oleinik; together, they make circus work under the moniker Manor House. Their newest piece, Always / Beautiful (2019), explores care as a motor for aerial movement improvisation. In his theoretical investigations, Sebastian is currently busy with the politics of improvisation, taking somatic dance practices as a case study. Sebastian often works as a dramaturg for choreographers and circus artists, both in Brussels and Montreal. Along with Bauke Lievens, Quintijn Ketels, and Vincent Focquet, he is one of the researchers behind The Circus Dialogues. He lives in Brussels.