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Is Circus OK? Urgent Concerns Revisited–One Year into COVID

It has been a year since the pandemic has created a quarantine zone around the world, halting live performances everywhere. And while some regions like Australia are beginning to put up circus shows and festivals again, the majority of the performance and touring world is still awaiting vaccines and the reversal of travel ban restrictions. But will the performing arts simply return to “normal’ someday, or are there accumulating losses that will impact a healthy recovery?  This panel was recorded exactly one year after we held our first panel to discuss concerns and issues around COVID that were unique to the circus sector. To mark the occasion of the one-year anniversary of this discussion, we asked “Is Circus OK?”

Listen in to for a realistic, sometimes somber, sometimes hopeful evaluation of what has changed in the circus sector over the past year and how long it might take for the field to recover and adapt. 

Moderator
A black and white photo of Kim Campbell, moderator
Kim Campbell – Editor in Chief, CircusTalk News, United States
Panelists

Read more about the 2020 panel series here.

Kim Campbell
Editor-in-Chief at CircusTalk.News, Writer -USA
Kim Campbell is the editor of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were 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 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.
In 2019 as editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the editor of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were 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 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. In 2019 as editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award.