Circus Talk 2016

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Circus Sessions says
Saturday May 21: A day of discussions on contemporary circus.

10-11:45am Directing & Dramaturgy in Circus

Panel discussion and round table on directing & dramaturges in contemporary circus, lead by Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux from Montreal. How do we push and challenge the form? How do we disseminate outcomes from these discussions to carry the impact further?

Monica Dottor (Toronto, ON)
Jessie Fraser (Toronto, ON)
Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux (Montreal QB)
Roy Gomez Cruz (Chicago, IL)

11:45-1pm Lunch

1:00-2pm En Piste (Montreal, QB)

Q&A about the organization and presentation of the results from their national research on circus.

Christine Bouchard (General director)
Marie-Michèle Déraspe (Community services)

2-2:30 The Montreal Working Group (Montreal, QB)

Presentation and Q&A by Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux about the organization. This years focus is the Circus Dramaturgy Project.

2:45-3:45 Community Building in Circus

Building on the discussion from CCAFT 2015. Practical ideas bring communities together? Interesting or alternative community initiatives. Community shared spaces. How can larger organizations support smaller emerging organizations?

Marisol de Santis- Circus Programming Agent, TOHU and Montréal Cirque Festival (Montreal, QC)
Rebecca Leonard- Girl In The Sky Productions/ CCAFT (Toronto, ON)
Dana Dugan (Chicago, IL)
Adel Node-Langlois- Atelier 29 (Paris, France)

Circus Talk is part of Circus Sessions 2016: Circus Sessions, now in its second year, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus. National and international circus artists spanning multiple disciplines will work together under the guidance of mentor Adèll Nodé-Langlois ( from Paris, France.

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-We are posting a series of blogs relating to Circus Sessions, highlighting women in circus.
Blogs written by Jackie Houghton.-
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