We recently ran an informal ‘Circus Scholars’ workshop to evaluate the Living Archive from a performance scholarship perspective. We received a lot of valuable feedback, our participants found some great things in the archive, and created some interesting collections. It is always valuable to watch people actually try and use the software that you’ve made (overall it wasn’t too bad,… Read more →
Looking through the references Adrian has gathered below, and thinking about the specifics of circus and our footage, here’s a few notes… unit of circus = act (e.g. ‘tightwire’, ‘hoopdiving’) – each circus (oz) show is made up of a ‘running order’ of acts, akin to a band’s list of songs to play at a gig – however: important difference… Read more →
I wanted to put something up here about the project in general, to give new visitors to the site a bit of an overview of what we’re doing. Â I remembered David Carlin’s recent article ‘Narrative of our project at a point near its commencement’, and have cut and pasted bits of it here. Â The well written bits are by David,… Read more →
This is the invitation for our ‘Meet the Living Archive’ event for Circus Oz company members and current employees.Â To be held in the Melba Spiegeltent in May.
See this: a somewhat out-of-date but interestingly eclectic annotated bibliography of research books and papers on circus from an American organisation called Simply Circus. I came across it in a search because it refers to our colleague, Jane Mullett’s 2005 PhD thesis from La Trobe University: “Circus Alternatives: the rise of new circus in Australia, the United States, Canada and… Read more →