Title

Contemporary circus

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Routledge

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Comments

Originally published as: Lavers, K., Leroux, L.P., & Burtt, J. (Eds.). (2019). Contemporary circus. Routledge. Book available here

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.

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