2020-An Upside Down Year for Circus

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Goodbye 2020!–An Upside Down Year for Circus

2020–it’s been a year! Whatever role you play in the performing arts world, your work has likely been heavily impacted by the events of this year. We know because we’ve been reporting about it all along, and have had meaningful conversations with our panel participants (all 146 of them!) about how we’re all doing. From mental and physical health, to social issues, to finances and politics–we delved deep into 2020’s challenges in the circus sector. Overall, we spoke to cirus professionals from 25 countries, representing our diverse community. 
As CircusTalk and the circus sector prepares to enter 2021, it is time to look back on the year behind us and to consider what we learned about our industry, our art form and ourselves. How have we adapted? Who have we stayed connected ...
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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.