Université Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès, France
Centre national des arts du cirque, France
Bio: Marion Guyez is a handbalancer and artistic co-director of la Compagnie d’Elles. She holds a PhD in Performing Arts: articulating theory and practice, her dissertation focuses on the hybridization of acrobatics and text on contemporary circus stages. Marion Guyez is currently working as an assistant researcher at the ICiMa chair at the French Centre national des arts du cirque and has published on circus, gender, and aesthetics in peer-reviewed and online journals in France, Canada and Colombia.
Title: Women Performing Together in Acrobatics
Abstract: Based on the analysis of several circus shows recently created in France by women only companies and on my own experience of circus creation, this presentation aims to study the aesthetics consequences of this choice of non-mixity on acrobatics and gender representation. How circus women are they staging and criticizing gender clichés? These experiences are undoubtedly empowering for women artists, this presentation intends to study how this kind of organization is renewing circus aesthetics.