Professionals Talk Social Distancing & the Circus Industry

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Is Circus CANCELLED!?! Circus Professionals Talk About how Social Distancing Affected the Industry

Noeli Acoba, a Montreal-based circus artist specializing in aerial rope, describes herself as your friendly neighborhood circus artist. She has performed her rope act internationally in festivals and at premier venues such as TOHU. She also collaborated in researching new, inventive apparatuses with companies such as Cirque du Soleil and Acrobatic Conundrum. Lately, Acoba has been compelled to make sense of the impact of quarantine on our circus community so she has put together a mini-documentary about how social distancing in quarantine times has effected circus.
Interviewees from the circus world: Rain Anya, Shana Carroll, Ruth Juliet Wikler, LeeAnn Ball, Terry Crane, Augustin Rodriguez Beltrane When I asked her what her inspiration was for the video, she replied, “There has been so much loss in the cir...
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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.