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Making Heartbreaking Decisions–Circus Is Canceled

As bad news on cancellations are flying into our inboxes left and right, it seems like the whole world is canceling everything, including circus for now. What impact this will have on our extended community of performing artists and on circus in particular, we cannot say, but we do know it will be a difficult time for all. We plan to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry, and to report on changes as they emerge. CircusTalk as a team made the difficult decision to postpone any non-essential travel at this time in response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. Even as we were making that decision, travel restrictions were being put into place that would prevent or complicate  travel from country to country. The sad news arrived today March 13th, that Festival UP! had to cancel just four days before the launch of their event in Brussels due to government mandates. In an announcement letter, the festival organizers shared their heartbreak, stating “Our thoughts al...

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.