3Rs Matthew Jessner - Conversation with James Tanabe About Artistic Excellence Coupled with Ethical Business - CircusTalk

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The 3Rs with Matthew Jessner – Ep. 3: Artistic Excellence Coupled with Ethical Business with James Tanabe

As part of our PRO Exclusive content, we introduce a new series hosted by Matthew Jessner called The 3 R’s, Review, Rethink, Regenerate. Matthew will draw upon his decades of experience in the performing arts world and the circus world in particular, inviting colleagues to discuss themes based around reviewing policies, rethinking paradigms and regenerating the performing arts industry. In Episode 3, Matthew speaks with James Tanabe. A street performer and circus artist, James is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the École Nationale de Cirque, and Wharton Business School. From 2009-2019, he served as artistic director for ...
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Matthew Jessner

Matthew Jessner got his start in the performing arts as a classical dancer with several professional companies in the USA. His career took him to Europe whereby he also performed in musicals as both dancer and singer in multiple languages. His connection to circus arts began with the Cirque du Soleil show Saltimbanco of which he was resident artistic director for almost five years on tour in Europe and South America. Matthew has developed extensive and diverse experience in creative production and operating shows both touring and extravagant resident shows such as The House of Dancing Water with Dragone. His studies include music and lyric opera. When not directing, Matthew teaches Qigong in multiple styles.