A Library System Adopts Circus Arts for Its Summer Arts Programming

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A Library System Adopts Circus Arts for Its Summer Arts Programming

Arts Outreach through the Circus Lens What would you do if a library system approached you with a commission to create 1,045 Circus Art Kits? Where would you begin? And once you began, what aspects of the discipline would you focus on? How would you package the kit for ease of delivery versus the experience of the art form? How would you budget the project to maximize the quality of materials while keeping the costs accessible? These questions came up in the fall of 2020 when Mollie Standford, regional librarian of the Arrowhead Library System in northeastern Minnesota, approached COMPAS‘ Arts Program Manager, Emma Seeley, with an inquiry to make juggling art kits:  ...
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Benjamin Domask

Benjamin Domask seeks to combine the skill and technique of juggling with the theory and philosophy of clown under the aesthetic of corporeal mime to create a unique blend of circus and theatre through characters and stories that audiences connect with on an emotional level. Photo credit: Dia Peterson