Circus in Taiwan with the Weiwuying Circus Platform: Digital Street Arts - Part 2

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Circus in Taiwan with the Weiwuying Circus Platform: Digital Street Arts – Part 2

In participating in the Weiwuying Circus Platform in November 2021, my suspicions were verified: Taiwan has a healthy and burgeoning circus culture with artists who are keen to explore contemporary themes, and who are known for their creativity. The event, currently in its 6th year, took place from October 30th to November 28, 2021, and included all of the key players in the circus field in Taiwan and even some from beyond.Curated by Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang the project was also a collaboration with (CAN) Circus Asia Network, and Montréal Complètement Cirque in Canada. 
In this second round of coverage, we explore how the Weiwuying Circus Platform involved street artists from Taiwan in their event. These short reviews sample the larger showcase of street arts that Weiwuying organized, challenging artists to convert their outside art to the digital realm. A most interesting result in some of the shows is the purposeful absence of an audience, as performers take their customary pauses to receive adoration and applause, creating eerie moments that highlight the inherent sadness of such a venture. . The Calling ...
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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of CircusTalk.News, American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.