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Circus Voices Podcast–Monkey See, Monkey Discuss: Episode 1

Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a podcast series titled Monkey See, Monkey Discuss created by Ruby Burgess and Rosie Kelly.

Rosie Kelly has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) in 2018. She juggles and compères at shows and conventions and currently works as a Giggle Doctor for the Theodora Children’s Charity. Ruby Burgess recently graduated from Circomedia in Bristol with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. She specialises in static and swinging trapeze and has performed with companies such as Above and Beyond and Cirque Bijou as well as teaching with various companies including Gorilla Circus. Rosie and Ruby met when writing reviews for The Circus Diaries and have been chatting circus ever since.

In episode 1, with much of the circus world forced to stop and rethink, we explore the many ways that the art form is reinventing itself in light of COVID-19. We discuss the wide-reaching effect on our industry, from performers stuck in tents to the response of Cirque Du Soleil. This episode looks at the impact on the mental health of the circus community and how organisations such as circus schools are adapting. With many shows and classes going online, what does circus in your living room look like? Catch Rosie and Ruby’s other podcast Not My Monkeys wherever you get your podcasts.


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Ruby Burgess
Circus Artist, Educator, Writer -United Kingdom
Ruby is a circus artist who recently graduated from the BA course at Circomedia. She is interested in accessibility within circus and aims to use comedy to trick people into watching political work. She has been writing for The Circus Diaries at Edinburgh Fringe for the past two years, and has worked with companies such as Above and Beyond and Cirque Bijou.
Rosie Kelly
Circus Artist -United Kingdom
Rosie Kelly is from Appleby in Cumbria, where she joined the youth circus at 13. She has been juggling, manipulating and compèring at shows and conventions ever since. You may recognise her from shows such as the Electric Boom Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe and the British Juggling Convention gala show in 2017. She has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) which took place in her home town in 2018. She has been writing reviews for The Circus Diaries for 3 years and also works as a Giggle Doctor for the Theodora Children’s Charity.

Ruby Burgess

Ruby is a circus artist who recently graduated from the BA course at Circomedia. She is interested in accessibility within circus and aims to use comedy to trick people into watching political work. She has been writing for The Circus Diaries at Edinburgh Fringe for the past two years, and has worked with companies such as Above and Beyond and Cirque Bijou.

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