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.
List of Figures List of Contributors Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Apparatus in Contemporary Circus 2. Politics in Contemporary Circus 3. Performers in Contemporary Circus 4. New Work in Contemporary Circus Index