The World Circus and Stories Mapping Project Launches July 8

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The World Circus and Stories Mapping Project Launches July 8th–And You Can Join In

On July 8th, 3:30 pm EST, a team from Concordia, spearheaded by Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux (of the Montreal Working Group on Circus Research) will launch The World Circus and Stories Mapping Project at MICC with an online event. The following day, on July 9th, there will be a webinar involving international moderators vetting stories in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. The core idea behind the project is to map circus stories from around the world, with special focus on contemporary circus stories, historical circus stories, and lastly, pandemic based circus stories.
Dr. Leroux The World Circus and Stories Mapping Project In March 2020, with the rapid spread of COVID-19, bringing the initially localized virus to pandemic proportions, most performing arts ceased their activities around the world. We are interested specifically at what impact this has had on the contemporary circus scene worldwide through an interactive open-source participatory mapping model. Circus practitioners, producers, and scholars are all welcome to identify significant sites and venues, tour itineraries and recollections. Users will be able to write short narratives that are attached to locations. Official launch: 8 July 2020 during the MICC conference. Webinar and 24-hr foll...
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