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.