Contemporary circus

Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, Jon Burtt

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Abstract

In this volume, twenty-four creators come together with three scholars to discuss Contemporary Circus, bridging the divide between practice and theory.

Lavers, Leroux, and Burtt offer conversations across four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. Extensively illustrated with fifty photos of Contemporary Circus productions, and extensively annotated, Contemporary Circus thematically groups and contextualises extracts of conversations to provide a sophisticated and wide-ranging study supported by critical theory.

Of interest to both practitioners and scholars, Contemporary Circus uses the lens of ‘contestation,’ or calling things into question, to provide a portal into ways of seeing today’s circus performance.

Conversations with: Lachlan Binns and Jascha Boyce (Gravity and Other Myths), Tilde Björfors (Cirkus Cirkör),Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers (Hot Brown Honey), Shana Carroll (The 7 Fingers), David Clarkson (Stalker), Philippe Decouflé (Compagnie DCA), Fez Faanana (Briefs), Mike Finch (Circus Oz), Daniele Finzi Pasca (Compagnia Finzi Pasca), Sean Gandini (Gandini Juggling), Firenza Guidi (ElanFrantoio, NoFit State Circus), Jo Lancaster and Simon Yates (Acrobat), Johann Le Guillerm (Cirque Ici), Yaron Lifschitz (Circa), Chelsea McGuffin (Company 2), Phia Ménard (Compagnie Non Nova), Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok), Adrien Mondot (Compagnie Adrien M and Claire  B), Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch (Ockham’s Razor), Philippe Petit (high wire artist), and Elizabeth Streb (STREB EXTREME ACTION).
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages246
ISBN (Electronic)9781315564074
ISBN (Print)9781138680715, 9781138680722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • Contemporary Circus
  • Contestation
  • Apparatus
  • Politics
  • New Work
  • Performers

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Lavers, K., Leroux, L. P., & Burtt, J. (2020). Contemporary circus. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315564074
Lavers, Katie ; Leroux, Louis Patrick ; Burtt, Jon. / Contemporary circus. London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2020. 246 p.
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Contemporary circus. / Lavers, Katie; Leroux, Louis Patrick; Burtt, Jon.

London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2020. 246 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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