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The Body in Waiting

From July 3rd  to 13th 2018, over twenty  thinker-doers  from a dozen countries, all practitioners and scholars of contemporary circus and/or other performing arts, converged onto Montréal during the Montréal Complètement cirque festival to participate in Concordia University’s intensive summer graduate seminar taught by Prof. Louis Patrick Lerouxand titled “Experiential learning in Contemporary Circus Practice: Methods in research-creation, action-research and participant observation.” For two weeks, they attended lectures and seminars in the mornings, then in the afternoon, had studio time to work on their presentations or to attend participant-observation sessions as part of a larger research project, and of course, they attended performances in the evening.
In addition to their brief research-creation presentations, the students each produced two to three blogs during this period. We are offering a selection of those blogs. Some are candid, heartfelt, others analytical, some are critical takes, others are musings on students’research. They give a snapshot of what was on people’s minds during the summer intensive.Prof. Leroux and his teaching assistant, Alisan Funk, have also contributed original material to complement the students’ blogs. Check back every Friday until the New Year for an updated article from one of the participants! “We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.” – Albert Camus,The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) I’m sittin...
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Andrée-Anne Giguère

Andrée-Anne Giguère is an interdisciplinary artist. Since 2010, she has worked as a research professional for the Canada Research Chair in sound-based dramaturgy. She is a co-founding director of Les Poulpes collective and works as a video artist, director and production manager. Her work has been presented in Canada, France, Colombia and Mexico. Andrée-Anne is currently a doctoral candidate in literature and performing arts at Université Laval in Québec City. Her work focuses on finding and motivating relational dynamics between actors, technology, designers and spectators. www.aagiguere.ca