Welcome to Cirque!
Welcome to the first post for a circus blog. As I sit here and write, I question just what in the heck that looks like? Considering it's circus I gotta believe that it's going to be open, full of emotion and exploration as well as being a bit unorganized and full of style. Maybe throw in a dash of sass and humor.
Now just as any tent would have it, I can't do this as a one woman show. There needs to be as many viewpoints as possible. I'd like to know what inspired you to take your first circus class. What was that moment in your life that transcended you to pursue such a crazy art form. I believe what set's circus a part is just how individualized and personable these acts are. To literally stop people in their tracks. I want to read and know the people behind the acts, behind the curtains and beneath the body paint. I also want to examine just what circus can do within a sociological perspective. Who are the people making the impossible happen, what keeps them inspired, what changes would they like to see, what are your favorite aspects of a show and when and where the shows are. While Facebook is really helpful for putting shows out there it's not exactly centrally located and easy to navigate. To assist in filling that void, I've created an events calendar just for circus shows. *I'll dig a bit deeper as to what that may entail on the next post.
To get things started, I have a few ideas based on gaps I've seen within the community and some fun and accessible ways to fill them.
SOME OF THE TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Variations for names in aerial
- nomadic versus 9-5 life style
- What is the future for contemporary circus
- Why is circus so expensive?
- Why is circus so white?
- Various thoughts on instructions: things we've learned as students that suck or were excellent
- Aerial Artists Highlight: featuring a professional interview
- Various Artists Arts Highlight
- What qualifies someone to become an instructor?
- Competitive Circus and the future for national shows (cough- US Aerial not having rope- cough)
- Aerial Rigging: Top 10 things you should know
- Aerial Rigging: Top 10 things you should never do
- Aerial Rigging: Why so male dominated?
- Gender and Apparatus
- Variable post of clothing for training
Please feel free to post what you'd like to see and also feel free to email me with ideas. If you're a professional and are interested in being in a quick interview please REACH OUT. It'd be a great way to go a bit in depth about your event and add it on the calendar!
Until next time.