The Digital Centre Ring
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About the Event
In the wake of COVID-19, Circus Artists are looking to the digital realm - for new income streams; to market their work, to maintain their connection to the circus community; to share skills; to join important discussions; to continue teaching; and to nurture their love of all things circus. We talk to some circus artists who have been doing this as a key part of their careers for many years, and others who are just starting to expand their presence in the digital world. Together, we will explore the opportunities and issues involved.
El Kirshbaum, High Wire Entertainment (Gluttony, Rouge. Rebel).
El is currently researching copyright issues for streaming live shows, and working to maintain her thriving circus business during social isolation and beyond.
In addition to her emerging career as a solo performer, and managing a circus school, Ciara has established the phenomenally successful “Circus Garage Sale” Facebook page. Today it has over 6000 members.
Rani Huszar, Varietyville Entertainment
Both performers and producers, Rani Huszar and Daniel Oldaker (Varietyville) recently live streamed their famed eccentric cabaret for the first time.
Meaghan has been teaching and creating digitally for over 10 years. She is an act consultant for Cirque du Soleil as well as running her own studio.
London Gentleman juggler, Mat Ricardo, has been complementing his live shows for many years, with a range of digital offerings including blogs, short videos, writing for online entertainment media… and a TED talk.
Dave runs a facebook page “Clown Power”, and recently launched a series of ZOOM panel discussions on various topics centring on contemporary clown.