Circus News

Exhibit Explores Performers of Color in U.S. Circus

An art exhibit by Radiance Campbell featuring photographs of performers of color in a modern U.S. circus will be on display at Illinois State University’s Rachel Cooper Gallery from February 25 until the end of the summer 2020. The exhibit’s opening and reception will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, in the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) offices in Rachel Cooper Hall.

The exhibit, Performing Color: Participatory and Community-Based Research in a Modern U.S. Circus, investigates the experience of performers of color in a modern U.S. circus and is primarily concerned with granting performers of color control over telling their own story. This show centers the voices and experiences of people of color and encourages people to engage with the art and consider how the underlying themes of agency and resistance for performers of color is connected to the WGS curriculum…

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