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Dynamo Workspace Makes Big Noise for Contemporary Circus

Gry Lambertsen and RuneVadstrøm Andersen started Dynamo Workspace a mere three years ago. In that short time, the venue has become an important staple to cultural experiences in the town of Odense, Denmark and it has also made an international name for itself as a successful Nordic circus venue. 
Madeline Hoak: Tell me a bit about yourselves and how you came to start Dynamo. Gry Lambertsen: We’ve been circus artists for 22 years together. We started here in Odense, when we met in 1998…We were working in the streets and festivals and different companies for a long time. Then we went to Copenhagen and got a small studio. It was really nice to have a place where we could offer other people space, and we could work together to create something that was more than just me and Rune. We started doing some small gatherings, festivals, and small residencies. It was in an old factory, and it was sold to a big company so we had to find a new place to work. Rune read a really cool article about this town. It’s the third biggest town in Denmark and has been like this — no culture — for a long, long time.  ...
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Madeline Hoak

Madeline Hoak is an artist and academic who creates with, through and about circus. She is an Associate Editor for CircusTalk, Adjunct Professor of Aerial Arts at Pace University, a member of the American Circus Alliance's EDI committee, and the Editor and Curatorial Director of TELEPHONE, an international arts game. Madeline has performed, coached, produced, and choreographed at elite regional and international venues. Her background in dance and physical theater are infiltrated into her coaching and creation style. She is passionate about providing her students holistic circus education that includes physical, historical, theoretical resources. Madeline initiated the Aerial Acrobatics program at her alma mater, Muhlenberg College, where she taught from 2012-2017. She is also a regular contributor to Cirkus Syd's Circus Thinkers international reading group. Her circus research has been supported by Pace, NYU, and Concordia University. Recent publications include "Teaching the Mind-Body: Integrating Knowledges through Circus Arts'' (with Alisan Funk, Dan Berkley), a chapter in Art as an Agent for Social Change, "expanding in(finite) between," a multimedia essay in Circus Thinkers: Reflections, 2020, and "Digital Dance & TELEPHONE: A Unique Spectator Experience." Madeline has presented academic papers at numerous conferences including Circus and it’s Others (UC Davis), the Popular Culture Association, Gallatin (NYU), and McGill University. Madeline earned an MA from Gallatin, New York University’s School of Independent Study, where she designed a Circus Studies curriculum with a focus on spectatorship. madelinehoak.com