How to Make the Circus More Gay--A Video Exploration

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How to Make the Circus More Gay (And Why We Haven’t Already)–A Video Exploration

Eric McGill is a Canadian swinging trapeze artist based in the United Kingdom. In 2010, he graduated from the National Circus School (ENC)in Montreal. With his swinging trapeze and aerial straps acts he has worked in cabarets, big tented shows and large outdoor festivals around the world including Germany, Mexico, Australia, Canada, and the UK, and he just released a 20-minute video that cheerfully delves into the topic of how to make circus more gay.
Circus artist Eric McGill Why does he advocate for more representation and normalization of gay identities in circus acts and shows? “I’d say the reason I made this video was [because] for a long time I’ve been seeing opposite-sex duos using romance and courtship as a through-line for their acts and their shows, but hardly ever wit...
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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.