Pro Exclusive: Journeys Through Queer Circus--Two Artists of Latin American Origin, Many Experiences

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Pro Exclusive: Journeys Through Queer Circus–Two Artists of Latin American Origin, Many Experiences

CircusTalk is pleased to present Journeys Through Queer Circus with Charles Batson, a series revolving around the culture and concerns of the LGBTQIA+ community in the circus environment. This series is dedicated to creating a space for queer voices to be heard and for queer art to flourish. Join us for a four-episode deep dive into queer circus as part of our continuing dedication to improving equity and inclusion in the arts, hosted by Dr. Charles Batson. In this episode, guests Diego Martinez and Maré Oliveira speak about their experiences as queer circus professionals in the sector as well as issues they identify as important for the queer community in circus.
Known for his writing and directing, Dr. Charles Batson is a circus researcher and professor of French and Francophone studies and current president of the American Council for Québec Studies and also the Florence B. Sherwood professor of history and culture at Union College where he also co-chairs the LGBTQ+ Affairs committee. In the circus world, Charles Batson is best known for his writing (Cirque Global, Quebec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries) and of course for co-directing the annual academic seminar titled Circus & its Others. Maré Oliveira (they/ them) Circus artist-Brazil ...
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Charles Batson

Circus academic! Co-convener of the Circus and Its Others research project and involved with the Montreal Working Group on Circus Research. Co-edited, with Louis Patrick Leroux, Cirque Global: Quebec's Expanding Circus Boundaries (McGill-Queens Univ Press, 2016). Research also involves queer, dance, and performance studies.