Held twice weekly on ZOOM in 2020 and 2021, these discussions included our Featured Creators, and many others from the extraordinarily rich world of circus, both classic and contemporary. Guests include Gypsy Snider of The 7 Fingers, Tuan Le of Cirque Du Vietnam, Mat Ricardo of London Varieties, and Lisa Fa’alafi of Hot Brown Honey. The panels were discussions about how we make circus, from both a creative and business point of view, covering topics as diverse as “The Director’s Creative Process”, “The Digital Centre Ring: Circus Online, how to do it; Should we do it?; What are the issues?”, and “Intercultural Collaboration and Circus”. The panels were frequently booked out, and generated much to think about and continue discussing.
The panel discussions can also be viewed live on our Facebook page.
Antonella is an influential circus advocate, producer, director, dramaturg and performer. She is Curator of The Circus Arts Hub, and she is also a circus consultant (www.antonellacasella.com). She was the Senior Artistic Associate for Australian company, Circus Oz (www.circusoz.com.au), for 15 years. Since she began her career as an artist in 1986 she has worked for, and collaborated with, leading companies in the UK, France, Canada, USA, Latin America, China, and throughout Australia.
She co-founded the company now known as Circa (circa.org.au). She also led the advocacy work of the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association for many years (ACAPTA's charter is now part of Theatre Network Australia). Antonella's career has always been focussed on facilitating excellence and innovation in the Circus Arts, and The Circus Arts Hub is her first major foray into doing this in the digital realm.
I am thrilled to announce that aerial choreographer, award winning photographer and visual designer, Aaron Walker, will be collaborating with me on The Circus Arts Hub. Originally from the UK Aaron immersed himself in the European circus scene after graduating from The Circus Space BA program in 2001.
Aaron began taking photos of the circus artists he worked with whilst touring as an international aerial performer. He has since developed two parallel, award-winning careers in photography/design and aerial choreography. Read on to hear his artistic rationale as a photographer and circus creator.
2020 CIRCUS FUTURES PANEL CURATOR
Circus director Zebastian Hunter began his career as an elite circus artist appearing in performances all over the world in circus companies, festivals, cabarets, TV, Gala events, the 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and from 2009-2015 he performed as a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil's Alegria and Quidam.
Committed to study Zebastian has trained at the Fruit Fly Circus, the National Circus School of Montreal, at UNISA (Master of Arts and Cultural Management), and NIDA (Master of Fine Arts-Directing).
Our Vision 2020-2021
A diverse, globally-connected circus community working together to continue creating amazing circus during the COVID19 pandemic.
Our Mission 2020-2021
To contribute to the development of the circus arts through digitally connecting diverse circus artists and other circus arts professionals across the globe.
Photo: Aaron Walker
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Photo: Aaron Walker