This week we’re covering a new contender in the ongoing Cirque du Soleil financial saga, the postponement of Young Stage International Circus Festival in Basel, Switzerland and Awaji Art Circus in Awaji, Japan. École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal is streaming Oú vont les fleurs featuring the 2019 graduates, Arts Emerson in Boston, Massachusetts is streaming See You Yesterday featuring a troupe of Cambodian acrobats, CircusTalk has a new feature that allows artists to be paid for their online work, and Cirque Alfonse and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus have both taken to the streets in their respective cities to continue to bring smiles to audiences.
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- Circus Voices Podcast–Monkey See, Monkey Discuss: Episode 1 →
Aaron Marquise was born and raised in Round Lake, New York. He grew up performing at the former New York State Theatre Institute in Troy, NY, where he also spent his senior year of high school as an intern. Continuing a career in theater, Aaron went on to study Musical Theatre with a minor in Playwriting at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. After discovering the circus world, Aaron auditioned at the prestigious National Circus School in Montréal, Canada where he graduated in 2015. Since joining the circus world, Aaron has had the opportunity to perform in Quebec, France, Switzerland, and Germany. In 2019, Aaron founded the Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center in Troy, NY where he currently serves as the Executive Director. In the fall of 2019, Aaron served as a Production Assistant to the Creative Team on the national tour of Disney’s Frozen. Various directing credits include PB & J Café: Stuart Little, James and the Giant Peach, Jr., assistant director/circus consultant for Pippin and assistant director for Les Misérables all for the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors. He is currently the Arts Education Manager at the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors and theREP.