The second edition of the Circus and its Others international conference is organized by Cirqueon – Centre for Contemporary Circus (Czech Republic), Union College (USA), …
LETNÍ LETNÁ PRAGUE
Professional Days at Letní Letná, 15th annual contemporary circus and theatre festival. Czech contemporary circus ensemble showcase: presentations, previews and shows.
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Circus and its Others II.
How does the mainstreaming of contemporary circus affect its status as a haven for the different, the outsider? In what ways are contemporary circus artists and companies embracing and exploiting difference in their practice?
Major Conference sections
Guided tour of CIRQUEON – Center for Conteporary Circus, the Jatka78 venue and a visit to the Letní Letná festival town. Tour beginning: 4 PM, Meeting point: in front of the main entrance to the New Stage of the National Theater (Národní Street 4, Prague).
The Otherness of Czech Contemporary Circus
Traditional Circus: Is it the Other of Contemporary Circus?
Olga Lucia Sorzano
Modern Circus: The Origins of Circus or the Eurocentric Construction of the Form?
Inside the Black Tent: Magic as Other in the Circus Arts
Chaired by Martin Pšenička
Fluid Circus Nationalities: Moving Female Bodies, Good Citizenship and Commercial Success
Between ‘Africa’ and ‘America’: Performance Identities of an Afro-German Circus Family (1909–54)
Forgotten Legacies for Present-Day Audiences: Circus Jews under National Socialism
Chaired by Ante Ursic
Artist, Author, Entrepreneur: Multiple Identities for Emergent Contemporary Circus Artists in Europe
Modes of Hospitality as a Methodology for Devising Contemporary Circus Performance
Overcoming Academic Otherness: Experiments in Integration”
Chaired by Veronika Štefanová
Melissa Lima Caminha
Female Monster Clown: Undoing the Human in Clownery through Envisioning Feminist Figurations and Clowntacts
Under the Bi(G) Top
Aroused by Failure: The Queer Affects and Socialities of Il n’est pas encore minuit
Neo-Sideshow and the Other: The Limits of Freaktopia
Chaired by Charles R. Batson
Cyril Thomas, Agathe Dumont, Vincent Grosstephan, Marion Guyez
Chaired by Cyril Thomas
Circus as a Practice of Resist_ing
Circus as a Practice of Ecological Thinking: How to Give the Others of Circus Practice Space to Come to Expression?
Olivier Sibai and Marius Luedicke
How to Be a Marginal Consumer: An Exploration of the Amateur Practice of Circus”
Chaired by Sylvain Lavoie
Social Circus: Specters, Spectacle, Methexis
Iliaria Bessone and Maria Teresa Cesaroni
Engaging with Gender and Sexuality in Social Circus Trainings for Trainers
Montreal Social Circus as an Alternative Circus Stage: The Example of Le Cabaret du corps Dada
Chaired by Olga Sorzano
Rolling Into Flight – Dis-Ing Up Aerial!
Hidden and Null Curriculum in Circus Education: Avoidance of Otherness in Pursuit of Fine Arts Status
Erin Ball and Keren Zaiontz
Against Ableist Logics: The Adaptive Body in Contemporary Circus Arts
Chaired by Kristy Seymour
Participants will be invited to create alliances and propose actions around four areas of particular interest to women in circus: visibility, working conditions, modification of gender norms, and inclusivity (across a wide spectrum of identity points). Everyone at the conference is welcome to this working session.
School of Dance and Circus (DOCH), Stockholm University for the Arts (UNIARTS)
The Dream of Crossing Over: Circus, Artists and Potential Transcendence
Loes van Schaijk
Contemporary Circus Music and the Conundrum of the Popular
We Are Visceral, We Are Revolting: Receiving a Circassian Pussy Riot
Chaired by Franziska Trapp
The Aesthetics of an Ethics: For a Sociology of Attachments to the Circus
Noises, Parties, and Bad Ghosts: African Artists and German Technicians Together on an ‘African’-Themed Circus Tour in Europe
On Not Being ‘the Refugee’: Fabrications of Childhood and through Social Circus
Chaired by Tina Carter
Women in Australian Contemporary Circus: Can We Talk about the Girl in the Red dress?
Women Performing Together in Acrobatics
Gender in Contemporary Circus: A Case Study
Gender and Personal Empowerment through Pole Dance
Chaired by Alisan Funk
Rosa Lopes Dias
The Producer – An Other in the World of Contemporary Circus
Marie-Eve Skelling Desmeules
Studying Professional Training Experiences Related to the ‘Fleshy Body’ in Circus Context
Aging Circus Bodies
Creating ‘Otherness’ Through Pedagogy? The Case of Clown College
Chaired by Michael Eigtved
A Culturally Appropriate (Re)presentation of the ‘Other’? Creating Images of Us and Them in Cirkus Cirkör’s Trilogy on Migration
Animal Beings: Cirque du Soleil’s Special Bodies
Approaching Limitrophy: Bestialities in Baro d’Evel Cirk’s Bestias
Chaired by Joe Culpepper
Cirque du Coraki: a social circus project about a small town & the world’s greatest tight wire walker Con Colleano – an Australian First Nation’s man
Identify, Embrace, Adapt: Trusting the Other in Youth and Social Circus
Chaired by Hayley Malouin
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Circus and Yoga as each other’s ‘other‘: Histories of refusals and exotifications across physical practices and travelling.