DU MA XI Collaboration: The Hard Times in Circus--A World Overview from CircusTalk 2020

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DU MA XI Collaboration: The Hard Times in Circus–A World Overview from CircusTalk 2020

DU MA XI  is the first circus media in Taiwan, founded in 2020 as a quarterly magazine whose mission it is to connect Taiwanese circus to the world by presenting Taiwan’s ongoing circus events such as productions, festivals, shows, and the ongoing cultural evolution there in the circus arts. DU MA XI plans to bring in-depth reports on the issues around circus in Taiwan. Based on feedback from our member survey suggesting we include more circus news from Asia, CircusTalk has partnered with DU MA XI to share their circus news quarterly through articles written by FOCA Formosa‘s Tai-Jung Yu. As editor of DU MA XI, Yu has recently published this article overview of 2020 in circus worldwide that we wrote to give DU MA XI readers in Taiwan some context about circus around the globe. We repost it here in English. Meanwhile, stay tuned to get your update about Asian circus from Yu on CircusTalk in February, 2021.
rget="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">FOCA Formosa‘s Tai-Jung Yu. As editor of DU MA XI, Yu has recently published this article overview of 2020 in circus worldwide that we wrote to give DU MA XI readers in Taiwan some context about circus around the globe. We repost it here in English. Meanwhile, stay tuned to get your update about Asian circus from Yu on CircusTalk in February, 2021. The Hard Times in Circus–A World Overview from CircusTalk 2020 2020 has been a tough year for performing arts, and particularly for circus, an art form that is still in the process of convincing its own individual governments and institutions in various nations to consider it worthy of investment in the form of a national school, touring grants and governmental arts support. Even countries that have seen the value of an extensive i...
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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.