A Wake Up Call for Inclusion 05 - Allyship in the US Circus Industry - CircusTalk

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A Wake Up Call for Inclusion 05 – Allyship in the US Circus Industry

This panel is part of CircusTalk’s ongoing panel series Circus and Changing Realities 2020. This episode was a live Zoom event on August 4th, titled A Wake Up Call for Inclusion 05 – Allyship in the US Circus Industry. Each panelist, representing a different facet of the US circus community,  was asked to prepare a 5 minute response prompted by the question: How are you/your organization defining and activating allyship? After the presentations, there was an open dialogue amongst the group and the live Facebook and Zoom audiences. The Zoom chat is recorded at the end of this article. A Note: Due to a hurricane on the east coast of the US, the recording of this event was interrupted. Many thanks to Beatrice A. Martino and Emily Holt for post-production video editing!  ...
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Madeline Hoak

Madeline is a NYC based performer, producer, professor, and choreographer specializing in aerial, acrobatics, dance and movement direction. She is an adjunct professor of Aerial Arts at Pace University, on staff at Aerial Arts NYC and The Muse Brooklyn and initiated the Aerial program at Muhlenberg College where she taught from 2011 - 2017. Her movement direction contributed to Circle Theater NYC’s production of The Mountain winning Outstanding Original Choreography/Movement, 2015. She co-choreographed The Battles, a musical voted by Broadway producer Ken Davenport one of the top 10 new scripts of 2016. Madeline's choreography has been presented at Dixon Place, Circus Warehouse, BAX, The House of Yes, Abron Arts Center, Times Square, The Flea, STREB, Galapagos, and The Muse. She received BAs in Dance and Theater from Muhlenberg College and is currently studying at NYU’s Gallatin school of Individualized Study where she is designing a master’s degree in circus studies with a focus on dramaturgy and creative processes. madelinehoak.com.