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Upcoming Works: Creation During COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, it seemed we all experienced a collective creative block. Restrictions and social distancing not only physically stopped performers, but also made it difficult for artists to connect with their craft. Suddenly stuck at home, artists faced the challenge of creating in the face of unforeseen circumstances. Now, a year into COVID-19, it seems everyone has something to say — and they’re saying it with their art. 

In spite of the lack of live shows, there are many circus projects being developed in 2021.  These projects are a testament to all the hard work circus professionals have been doing in the past year, with all the added stress and considerations of a pandemic. We feel that the fact that productions are still being pitched, developed, and premiered during this time is something to celebrate. Here is a preview of a few works we love! If you’d like to have your trailer for your new show featured in Upcoming Works, message us.

Barrières Chambly

Cie Bestia – Barriers, solutions, and constraint are evaluated in Barrières Chambly.

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Branché

Cirque Barcode – Branché celebrates the outdoors, and asks the human race to rethink their relationship with nature.

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Moln

Kompani Giraff – Inspired by Swedish poet Karin Boye, Moln contrasts dark and light.

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42 ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Cirque Mechanics – 42 ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels combines theatre and an homage to traditional circus, showcasing the tenacity of circus through the ages.

Lydia Nord
Performer, Writer, Associate Editor -United States
Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.

Lydia Nord

Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.