Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • The Circus According to Cecil is a new documentary which follows ringmaster and clown Cecil MacKinnon as she directs a performance with Circus Flora and the St.Louis Symphony Orchestra. Through Cecil’s experienced eyes, much is revealed about the roots of American circus, the collaborative process, and the extended family of Circus Flora. Since 1986, Cecil MacKinnon has performed […]

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  • FEBRUARY PROVOCATIONS   CirqueTheory:   Who Goes to the Circus- And Why? What “types” of audiences does circus draw? Do circus-goers vary from region to region? Is the audience for theatre and dance the same as for circus? What does an audience anticipate when you call a show “circus?” Have you ever presented work that challenged […]

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  • Liz Baranowicz recently presented her Bachelor’s thesis at the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association national conference in Chicago. I talked with her about her progression from a part-time circus performer and student of sociology to an American circus scholar. Liz grew up in Sarasota, Florida, a town steeped in circus culture. The high school […]

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  • In early January, Circus Now joined 3,500 performing arts professionals at the American Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) in New York City. Innovators in music, dance, and theater congregated together over five days to share their knowledge through panel discussions, professional development forums, showcases of artistic work, and more. The largest assembly of arts professionals […]

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