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Help Wanted: Creative Producers for Circus

A profile on an overlooked role in creating touring work, inspired by a Long Table group discussion among touring professionals at IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) 2020. This article was written after COVID had broken the species barrier, but before it had wreaked its deplorable havoc on the circus and performing arts world. In such a short time, our sector has been altered fundamentally. So much uncertainty lies ahead. The TOHU team was heartbroken to cancel our summer festival last week. We will miss that essential, effervescent convergence which has been a key annual event in our field for over a decade. We are working on a digital platform for our Market; we hope those who are able are staying safe at home; and we thank the essential workers for their risks and sacrifices on our behalf. Meanwhile, TOHU...

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Ruth Wikler

Ruth Wikler is Deputy Director of Programming, Circus Arts at TOHU in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, where she develops circus programming for TOHU’s annual performance season and summer Montréal Complètement Cirque Festival, and also directs the MICC (International Market for Contemporary Circus). Ruth is a graduate of Circomedia and a former contemporary circus director and producer. She has been curating theatre and performance for the past decade.