Aging Circus Bodies

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Circus Bodies: Aging Circus Bodies

Aging Circus Bodies is part of a new series called Circus Bodies. The introductory article speaks to the importance of performing circus bodies as meaning makers and culture creators. In this conversation — co-moderated by associate editor Madeline Hoak and Jennifer Miller, Artistic Director of Circus Amok (NYC, USA) — we talk about virtuosity, lifelong care for bodies and the multiplicity of roles performed by older artists as performers, creators and producers. The panelists offer a mix of personal stories from their experiences in Australia, the UK, Hungary, and the US circus scenes, as well as connections to resources and other artists. Co-Moderators Panelists ...
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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.