Circus Voices: Zinzi Oegema, Understanding Circus Dramaturgy

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Circus Voices Podcast– Zinzi Oegema, Understanding Circus Dramaturgy

Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present an interview with Zinzi Oegema as we launch our new podcast series, Audio Explorations with the Editor.

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Zinzi Oegema is a circus artist, a director, a dramaturge, and an author based in Holland. In her book GRIP, produced with the support of TENT Circustheater Producties, Oegema set out to satisfy her own curiosity about the elements and methods that can be used to construct a circus show. Drawing on her own expertise and weaving in her interviews with seven circus directors, the book takes a non-linear approach to exploring the emerging codes of contemporary circus. Listen to the podcast to learn more about Oegama’s work.

Show Notes:

CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison.

Some photos of Oegema’s work


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Feature photo of TENT MEMO with Zinzi and partner Evertjan. Photo credit: Hanneke Meier
Kim Campbell
Writer -USA
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.

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.