So much can happen in a moment, and so much can be conveyed, but with circus, the art is usually left to speak for itself, and rapport with the artists and creators about their creation is a rarity often reserved for talkbacks and after-parties. Circus Talk’s series “Act in a Moment” explores the idea that circus creatives have a lot to share about their work and the process of creating circus that can be conveyed with a little explanation and a lot of visuals. Explore the essence of an act or a show, the idea behind a new apparatus or the circumstances that led up to a great moment in circus with us as we speak to circus creatives about their favorite topic, their art form!
In this Act in a Moment, explore the Alice in Wonderland circus and theatre adaptation Lookingglass Alice from Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, IL (USA). Sit down with Circus and Movement Designer, Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi, and actors Michel Rodriguez Cintra as the White Rabbit (any many other roles) and Lindsey Noel Whiting as Alice for an exclusive look into the creative atmosphere of the show, the dynamics of the cast and crew, and the intersection of circus, theatre and storytelling that happens on the Lookingglass stage. Interviewees: Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi is a Lookingglass Theatre Ensemble Member Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, who grew up in the circus, has worked with Lookingglass Theatre Company on productions for over 30 years. She developed the 3-tier cloud swing used in the production, and works...
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Currently living in Tallahassee, FL, Emily has spent the past five years nurturing her university and circus careers side by side. As a graduate student at Florida State University, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication, specializing in graphic design & videography. Outside her classes, she performs with the FSU Flying High Circus, only one of two collegiate circuses in the US. Here, her disciplines include swinging trapeze, teeterboard and flying trapeze - all of which completely set her soul on fire. Emily is a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism and marketing intern, where her communication skills and circus passions work in perfect harmony.