“Through Cracks in the Walls” Almanac Theatre Connects Us

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Through Cracks in the Walls Almanac Circus Dance Theatre Connects Us

Almanac Circus Dance Theatre is known for their multi-disciplinary work, and now with their latest piece, an exquisite corpse style video called Through cracks in the Walls they are crossing over into a new genre, that of video.
t of video. We asked members of Alamanc Circus Dance Theatre “What does this collaborative creation from your company members tell us about humanity during quarantine?” Just like with their video below, the reply was communal: I think that in some ways we are more connected than we think we are being so far away…as collaborators, it only took 3 seconds to sense the mode/feeling — this piece starts light, silly, almost funny, and ends in this place that is very real and emotional, as we contemplate our loneliness during this time. It’s remarkable that the progression of these ideas was sensed, somehow, without talking about it — but that’s what ensemble is. And it makes sense because these ripples of feelings and modes and moods are each of our experience during these times — sometimes we are confronted by the reality of grief, uncertainty, biology, nature — and sometimes we are shielded from those ...
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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 CircusTalk.News, 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.