Brisbane’s circus sector is internationally recognised. What conditions led to such creativity and how can its future be secured?
From humble beginnings, Brisbane’s circus sector is now internationally recognised. Companies such as Circa, Casus, and Company 2 are in high demand on the festival circuit, while the circus-burlesque hybrid Briefs Factory are also consistently acclaimed. Less recognised but no less important to the city’s ecology are community centres like Vulcana Women’s Circus and youth circus company Flipside, which provide training and opportunities for up and coming artists.
How did this rich circus ecology come into existence, and is its future secure? And to what extent is Brisbane’s status as an internationally recognised circus city based in fact – or is it all just hype?
Link to Richard Watts’ Full Article at Performing Arts Hub.