The ‘Circus Oz Champions’Â have started to bring the archive to life by adding stories and data such as people, show names and tags, and cutting shows up into their individual acts.Â This Sunday, we hosted a ‘Champions’ Day’ at RMIT, kicking off with some champagne to get stories flowing out of the champions and into the archive. Â See more pictures here.
The Oz champions, mustered by Anni Davey, included Mellissa Fyfe, Jon Hawkes, Jane Mullett, Mike Finch, Linda Mickleborough,Â Debra Batton, Laurel Frank, Antonella Casella, Julie McInnes, Judy Pascoe, Scott Grayland, John O’Hagan, Gina Gascoigne, Chris Lewis, Tim Cole andÂ Sue Broadway.
The Living Archive is set to be released to the Circus Oz community on 1 December, with the public launch of a selection of around 30 or 40 videos set for 1 February 2013. Â This selection will show a range of dates, places, people, stories and acts, all of which are searchable through the interface.