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Hablemos de Circo: Sustaining Dialog Towards the Development of Circus in Latin America

Welcome to Circus and Changing Realities 2020–A Series of Virtual Dialogues about the Future of CircusIn this episode titled Hablemos de Circo: Sustaining Dialog Towards the Development of Circus in Latin America, we explore the core concepts of what is essential in circus and what changes may occur as a result of the temporary halt of live performing arts due to the coronavirus.

The guest panelists are from diverse backgrounds, regions and roles in the circus world:

Moderating:

  •       Roy Gomez Cruz – circus researcher and creative producer in Mexico
  •       Julia Sanchez Aja- circus artist and creative producer in Mexico

Panel participants:

  •       Victor Bobadilla Parra – circus researcher in Chile
  •       Romina Buscaglia – circus artist and therapist in Chile
  •       Mateo Castelblanco – performing actor in Colombia
  •       Rodrigo Mallet – circus researcher in Brazil
  •       Charlotte Pescayre – circus researcher in Mexico
  •       Maria-Noel Rosas – circus director and manager in Uruguay
  •       Marcelo Troncoso – circus researcher in Chile
  •       Paul Valle – company director and head rigger in Mexico
  •       Aurora Villarreal-Covarrubias – social circus trainer in Mexico

 

LATIN AMERICAN SURVEYS:

 

Thank you to all of the panelists who joined us and please stay tuned for follow-up panel discussions.

 

Roy Gomez
PhD Candidate, Writer -Mexico
Roy Gomez Cruz is a PhD Candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, U.S. His research ethnographically approaches contemporary circus communities across Canada, the United States and Mexico to examine the relationship between circus performance, artistic labor and professional identity. Currently, he is working with circus artists and collectives across national borders to create cultural platforms of collaboration and produce creative content. He also combines music creation and artistic performance with an active involvement with circus thinking, arts management and strategic communication.

Roy Gomez Cruz es candidato a doctorado en Estudios de Performance en la Northwestern University en Chicago, EE. UU. Su investigación aborda etnográficamente a las comunidades de circo contemporáneas de Canadá, Estados Unidos y México para examinar la relación entre la escena circense , el trabajo artístico y la identidad profesional. Actualmente, está trabajando con artistas y colectivos de circo nacionales e internacionales para crear plataformas culturales de colaboración y producir contenido creativo.Roy combina la creación musical y la actuación artística con laa participación activa en el pensamiento circense, la gestión artística y la comunicación estratégica.
Julia Sanchez Aja
Creative Director, Circus Artist -Mexico
Julia Sánchez is a circus performer and creative director based in México. She graduated from the Academie Fratellini in Paris specializing in cloud swing and dance trapeze. Her artistic work explores the principles of physics as applied to circus performance and movement. She has toured the world as a performer and also holds studies in cultural management and international cultural relationships. Julia is co-founder of CEDADIRC A. C. and also a production coordinator for arts festivals in Mexico. Her most recent work is entitled, “Dialogs Between Circus and Science” in which she experiments with creative processes through an investigation of the physics involved in cloud swing performance.

Julia Sánchez Aja es artista de circo y directora creativa con sede en México. Se graduó de la Academia Fratellini en París especializandose en cuerda volante y trapecio con giro. Su trabajo artístico explora los principios de la física aplicados a la escena circense y al movimiento. Como intérprete ha recorido el mundo y tiene estudios en gestión cultural y relaciones culturales internacionales. Julia es cofundadora de CEDADIRC A. C. y también coordinadora de producción para festivales en México. Su trabajo más reciente se titula "Diálogos entre el circo y la ciencia" en el que experimenta con procesos creativos a través de una investigación de los conceptos de la física en la cuerda volante.

Roy Gomez

Roy Gomez Cruz is a PhD Candidate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Chicago, U.S. His research ethnographically approaches contemporary circus communities across Canada, the United States and Mexico to examine the relationship between circus performance, artistic labor and professional identity. Currently, he is working with circus artists and collectives across national borders to create cultural platforms of collaboration and produce creative content. He also combines music creation and artistic performance with an active involvement with circus thinking, arts management and strategic communication. Roy Gomez Cruz es candidato a doctorado en Estudios de Performance en la Northwestern University en Chicago, EE. UU. Su investigación aborda etnográficamente a las comunidades de circo contemporáneas de Canadá, Estados Unidos y México para examinar la relación entre la escena circense , el trabajo artístico y la identidad profesional. Actualmente, está trabajando con artistas y colectivos de circo nacionales e internacionales para crear plataformas culturales de colaboración y producir contenido creativo.Roy combina la creación musical y la actuación artística con laa participación activa en el pensamiento circense, la gestión artística y la comunicación estratégica.

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