Wisdom from the Young Stage: How Circus Festivals Are Prizes in Themselves - CircusTalk

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Wisdom from the Young Stage: How Circus Festivals Are Prizes in Themselves

For festival artists, jurors, and spectators– not to mention the organizing team and their terrific volunteers– it was another big year at the Young Stage festival, and I was delighted to represent CircusTalk on the jury. Industry peers and prizewinners shared their take on the role circus festivals play in helping the art form flourish.
“A festival is between a fairground and a jewel box. For a talent scout with the motto ‘You never know,’ festivals are essential.” — Pascal Jacob, Artistic Director, Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain Nadja Hauser, Young S...
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Stacy Clark

A former gymnast and professional circus performer, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus around the world on stage, at festivals and on screen. Today Stacy is CEO of CircusTalk.com, the international career marketplace for circus and performing arts. She is also a freelance consultant specializing in casting, coaching, and creation. Until 2020, Stacy was the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, leading a team of international talent scouts and advisors. Stacy teaches career and act development to the next generation of circus artists and is a yoga instructor and career coach.