Exploring Inner and Outer Spaces at Mirabilia 2022

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Exploring Inner and Outer Spaces at Mirabilia 2022

Every year in Italy, the Mirabilia festival provides a place—or several different types of them—where bold, inventive circus and theatre art can flourish. From Cuneo, Stacy Clark reviews some of the brightest shows in the 2022 festival roster with a careful eye for the unique staging that helps them shine.
First launched in 2008 by the cultural association IdeAgorà, the Mirabilia International Circus & Performing Arts Festival is a kaleidoscope of circus arts, theater, and performing, visual, and figurative art as well as music. The festival also supports training, networking, and exchange among artists and professionals. This year’s festival, Strange Beasts from Outer Space, was led by Artistic Director Fabrizio Gavosto and billed itself as “an edition of Mirabilia that speaks of us, of man, through his relationship with nature, with the wild.” Cuneo is a gorgeous city in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy where 14th and 15th-century architecture, sprawling piazzas, and gelato reign supreme. And while I may have benefited from the gelato, the festival did an extraordinary job of weaving live arts into the fabric of the city itself. And so, here are ...
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Stacy Clark

A former gymnast and professional circus performer, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus around the world on stage, at festivals and on screen. Today Stacy is CEO of CircusTalk.com, the international career marketplace for circus and performing arts. She is also a freelance consultant specializing in casting, coaching, and creation. Until 2020, Stacy was the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, leading a team of international talent scouts and advisors. Stacy teaches career and act development to the next generation of circus artists and is a yoga instructor and career coach.