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Circomedia Offer First Circus Directing Masters Degree

As the world of circus expands, more and more specialized roles are required. One school in the UK has come up with a solution. Budding directors still have a few days to apply for the world’s first MA in Directing for Circus at Circomedia in Bristol, England, before the deadline on 7th July. The program begins in September at Circomedia and is accredited through Bath Spa University, and will combine theory with practice for the inaugural group of students.
Charlotte Mooney One of the lecturers is Charlotte Mooney, who began training at Circomedia herself 15 years ago, before going on to found the pioneering contemporary circus company Ockham’s Razor with fellow graduates Alex Harvey and Tina Koch. Teaching on the MA program seems a natural progression for Charlotte. When all three founding members of Ockham’s became first-time parents within a year of each other, the two women stepped out of performing to fully direct their highly acclaimed most recent show, Tipping Point. The pair have also just finished teaching a devising module to 2nd year B...
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Katharine Kavanagh

Katharine Kavanagh transitioned gradually into the world of circus from her background as a theatre-maker following two seasons touring as a volunteer with NoFit State Circus. In 2013 she launched, which is currently the only English language publication dedicated to circus critique, and contributes freelance to other publications when a circus topic is called for. Katharine is always keen for more circus voices to join the mix and increase the field of conversation around the art form, and runs critical workshops and residencies for venues and festivals.