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Contemporary Circus Today FREE Oct 28
Posted October 2, 2019
Join us as we exlpore the "act," the tricks, the prowess, and the impossible physical feats of astonishing new circus dramaturgy, collective devising, and cross-disciplinary experimentation. Celebrating the newly published Contemporary Circus (Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, and Jon Burtt; Routledge 2019), the Segal dedicates a full day to the current state and contemporary forms of circus. Artistically-driven, politically astute, inventive, rebellious, hybridized: contemporary circus is quickly redefining the codes of what "circus" means. The end of Ringling closed a chapter on the 19th century form, liberating artists to ask: after animals, after the clown car, after the "Ta-Da!"—what remains?

All day – Contemporary Circus Today: New Works
A video exhibition of current world trends in contemporary circus,
curated by Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia University)

4pm – American Contemporary Circus in NYC & Philadelphia
Noted circus artists, presenters, and educators from two US circus communities discuss training, creation, and how to connect contemporary American circus with urban audiences. Curated & moderated by Ruth Wikler (TOHU/Montréal Complètement Cirque Festival)

6:30pm – Contemporary Circus: Contestation, Reaction, Possibility
Yaron Lifschitz (Circa, Australia), Sean Gandini (Gandini Juggling, UK), Shana Carroll (7 Fingers, Quebec), Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok, NYC)—celebrated artistic directors, at the forefront of contemporary circus, convene with Contemporary Circus co-author Louis Patrick Leroux (Concordia University, Montréal) and circus curator Ruth Wikler (TOHU, Montréal), moderated by Frank Hentschker.
Monday, October 28, 2019
All day - Screenings
4pm - Readings
6:30pm - Panel
The Martin E. Segal Theater Center at The Graduate School, CUNY City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
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Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.