Sustaining Dialog for Circus Development in Latin America

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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       Char...
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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.