New Scarabeus Video Sheds Light on Gender Dysphoria and the Parent-Child Bond

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New Scarabeus Video Sheds Light on Gender Dysphoria and the Parent-Child Bond

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming production, Emerging. The new show highlights the struggles and triumphs of young members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Emerging explores the relationship between circus artist Naissa Nielsen and his mother as together they tackle a journey full of gender expression, family, and uncertainty. The video combines dance, aerial circus, and real letter excerpts to give the audience a raw look at the connection between Naissa and his mother as they endeavor to better understand themselves and each other.
We had the opportunity to ask Naissa some questions about his act and its significance. CircusTalk: Did making this video help your mother and you process some of the difficult emotions that arose around your transition? Naissa Nielsen: “Making this video didn’t feel easy, and it brought up a lot of emotions that needed to be expressed and heard by each other. Writing letters was a safe way for us to communicate at that time, as you are able to get the words you want out without interruption or emotion. This method of communication that we used for the video helped us understand where each...
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