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Circus Voices

By CircusTalk

Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online casting marketplace for circus and performing arts, and an essential resource for circus and multidisciplinary artists and talent seekers. We give circus a voice by sharing circus and multidisciplinary arts-related information from around the globe. Our podcast features engaging conversations with international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators.
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Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.4. Social Circus Stars
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.4. Social Circus Stars
In this week’s episode, Social Circus Stars, we will be taking a listen to 6 local stories about individual circus practitioners from around the world. In collectively sharing these voices, we hope to capture a sense of what it is like to practice Circus as a tool for social change and what motivates so many of us  to want to do so. Guests: Jessica Hentoff of Circus Harmony in St. Louis, US. Learn more.  Paulina Chodnicka of Odskocznia in Warsaw, Poland. Learn more.  Javier Morales Gonzales of Malabicirco Compañia in Valparaíso, Chile. Learn more.  Kristy Seymour of Circus Stars in Queensland, Australia Agata Quintero of Escuela de Circo del Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia Jamie Moore  of Stiklings in Stoke-on-Trent, U.K.
01:04:02
November 03, 2022
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.3. Territories of Circus Feminism
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.3. Territories of Circus Feminism
In this week’s episode: Territories of Circus Feminism, guest host Jael Rodrigues, guides an international conversation between the nuanced experiences of both Latin Ameircan and European perspectives of feminism within circus. Guest speakers include Camila Losada of Argentina; Sarah Simili of Switzerland, Consuelo Vallandro Barbo of Brazil, and Yolande Sommer of Germany. Host: Jael Rodriguez of Hula Hoop Integral,  @Hulahoopintegral Guests: Camila Losada of Cirqueres Organizades @circainvestigaccion Sarah Simili of Courant d cirque Consuelo Vallandro Yolande Sommer @intiative_fem_circus
01:21:53
October 27, 2022
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.2. Academic Frontiers
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.2. Academic Frontiers
In this week’s episode, Academic Frontiers, researchers Adam Woolley, Dr. Veronique Richard, and Dr. Dean Kriellaars get together to discuss and share some of their scientific curiosities and thoughts about the beneficial impacts of Circus. Guests: Adam Woolley  was the Creative Outreach Director for the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia, PA. He's been a circus coach for the past 10 years, has served on the Board of Directors for the American Circus Educators Association, helped to produce contemporary circus showcases in NYC and Philadelphia and served as an advocate for the circus arts throughout his career. Learn more.  Dr. Veronique Richard earned her doctoral degree in sport science from the University of Montreal then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in sport psychology at Florida State University. Her specialization in performance psychology and creativity has brought her to work in both research and applied environments. Learn more.  Dr. Dean Kriellaars Scientific Director, Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Ecole nationale de cirque, Montreal Canada. His research is directed to physical literacy for wellness, in rehabilitation as well as in high performance circus and sport. He has pioneered physical literacy tools and programs that have been adopted internationally. Learn more. 
01:10:59
October 20, 2022
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.1. Circus Visionaries
Portraits of Inclusion with Craig Quat - Ep.1. Circus Visionaries
In this week’s episode, Circus Visionaries, Miguel Manzano of the Esta Pasando project and Craig Quat of the Quat Props functional juggling movement, sit down to discuss overarching themes of inclusion in Circus, and what the emergence of such cultural practice says about the transformation and future goals of our industry.
01:02:56
October 13, 2022
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.4 Alexandre Teodoresco and Didier Stowe of “Drop The Act” [Circus Voices Podcast]
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.4 Alexandre Teodoresco and Didier Stowe of “Drop The Act” [Circus Voices Podcast]
Brought to you by the Circus Voices Podcast, “A Creative Space: NFT’s, Web3 and the Performing Arts” we will have our host Thomas Chambers discuss with professionals in the performing arts industry that are adopting this new web3 technology to build an innovative and more inclusive experience for fans, artists, and creators alike. During our fourth and final episode of Circus Voices Presents A Creative Space, we welcome Alexandre Teodoresco and Didier Stowe of “Drop The Act” as they shed some light on this innovative project within the Circus Arts. Didier and Alex share their stories that brought them to this new technology and discuss the artistic and immersive possibilities NFT’s can bring to the performing arts and within the metaverse. Join us as we receive a special sneak peek at “Drop The Acts” project, and how they view this new technology changing the audiences experience for the future. Host: Thomas Chambers
45:52
September 30, 2022
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.3 Erik Bordeleau of The Sphere [Circus Voices Podcast]
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.3 Erik Bordeleau of The Sphere [Circus Voices Podcast]
Brought to you by the Circus Voices Podcast, “A Creative Space: NFT’s, Web3 and the Performing Arts” we will have our host Thomas Chambers discuss with professionals in the performing arts industry that are adopting this new web3 technology to build an innovative and more inclusive experience for fans, artist’s and creators alike. During our second episode of Circus Voices Presents A Creative Space, we welcome Erik Bordeleau, Co-Founder of The Sphere as he brings us into this new ecosystem of developing art.As Erik walks us through the intricate process, he and his co-founders have explored to develop The Sphere. He emphasizes their mission of turning the funding process into an art form itself. Join us as he shows the seeds he is planting in this new digital world, with the art of circus.
39:01
September 22, 2022
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.2 Jean-Luc Pellerin of Web3Montreal [Circus Voices Podcast]
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts – Ep.2 Jean-Luc Pellerin of Web3Montreal [Circus Voices Podcast]
Brought to you by the Circus Voices Podcast, “A Creative Space: NFT’s, Web3 and the Performing Arts” we will have our host Thomas Chambers discuss with professionals in the performing arts industry that are adopting this new web3 technology to build an innovative and more inclusive experience for fans, artist’s and creators alike. During our second episode of Circus Voices Presents A Creative Space, we welcome Jean-Luc Pellerin of Web3Montreal to continue our journey in understanding more of this new Web 3 technology and culture. As we take grasp on this blockchain technology. Recent Iron Man competitor and Co-Founder of Web3 Montreal, Jean-Luc Pellerin, enlightens us with his mission to educate and support people through their Web3 journey. From exploring utilizable methods of financial transactions to community building, Jean-Luc elaborates on his opinion of the true mantra of this space, WAGMI. We Are All Going To Make It.
36:28
September 16, 2022
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts - Ep.1 Eric Neal from Third Act Digital
A Creative Space: NFTs, Web3 and the Performing Arts - Ep.1 Eric Neal from Third Act Digital
Brought to you by the Circus Voices Podcast, “A Creative Space: NFT’s, Web3 and the Performing Arts” we will have our host Thomas Chambers discuss with professionals in the performing arts industry that are adopting this new web3 technology to build an innovative and more inclusive experience for fans, artist’s and creators alike. CircusTalk is excited to launch the conversation about how NFTs and Web3 will impact the circus arts in the 21st century. In our first episode of Circus Voices Presents A Creative Space, we will have the opportunity to have a in-depth conversation with Eric Neal, Founder of the Third Act. This Tony Award Nominee, continues to explore ways of increasing the theatrical experience, both for fans and show creators. As he incorporates this new technology with his company the Third Act, theatres first NFT marketplace. Eric Neal will help breakdown what we need to know about this technology, how it is being used today and give his perspective on how it could influence the performing arts world in the future.
33:51
September 09, 2022
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.4. – Kenneth Feld from Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.4. – Kenneth Feld from Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
In this fourth and final episode of Circus Voices presents Circus Re-Imagined, we welcome Kenneth Feld, Chairman & CEO at Feld Entertainment. This legendary impresario has steered the reins of live family entertainment for over half a century, facilitating the thrills and wondersChildren of All Ages have come to cherish with such properties as the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & BaileyThe Greatest Show On Earth®
31:03
August 25, 2022
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.3. – Juliette Grossman Feld from Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.3. – Juliette Grossman Feld from Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey
Juliette Feld Grossman, COO of Feld Entertainment, the world’s leader in live family entertainment. Hailing from a celebrated lineage of business leaders and impresarios, Juliette Feld Grossman is quickly becoming one of the most powerful women in all of entertainment. All the while, wielding the reins of some of the industry’s most renowned properties, including – Monster Jam, Jurassic World LIVE, and the much, anticipated return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show On Earth®.
26:57
August 18, 2022
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.2. - Lisa B. Lewis from Omnium Circus
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.2. - Lisa B. Lewis from Omnium Circus
On this episode we welcome, Lisa B. Lewis, Founder & Executive Director at Omnium Circus. Propelled by a stirring desire for an even more inclusive big top - this author, artist, and scholar would endeavor to birth the kind of circus that would welcome, not only, the multicultural talents the genre is renowned for, but create an authentically inclusive space for the contributions and artistry of the multi-abled community, all the while servicing and accommodating the diverse needs of its audience. The kind of circus the New York Times hails as, “genuinely extraordinary.”
33:54
August 11, 2022
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.1. - Juno Nedel from Cia Fundo Mundo
Circus Reimagined with Johnathan Lee Iverson Ep.1. - Juno Nedel from Cia Fundo Mundo
And now Circus Voices Presents Circus Re-Imagined. In this four-part episodic series, we invite industry leaders who are boldly and creatively re-imagining the circus like never before. In this episode we welcome Brazil’s Juno Nedel, co-founder of Cia Fundo Mundo. Celebrated for their provocative, yet, inviting performances, Cia Fundo Mundo seeks to inspire a new generation of transgendered and non-binary artists to explore their own stories through the ever evolving medium of the circus arts.
01:00:12
August 04, 2022
Chris Lashua, Founder of Cirque Mechanics
Chris Lashua, Founder of Cirque Mechanics
Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents Chris Lashua, the BMX wonder kid turned visionary founder of one of the circus world’s most ingenious offerings, Cirque Mechanics. Paired with a team of brilliant creatives and a deep love for all things circus, the proud Massachusetts native has crafted a mesmerizing new world of circus artistry. Fusing the majesty and agility of the human form with the innovative precision of machines, Cirque Mechanics has astounded audiences across the entertainment spectrum and is heralded by the New York Times as, “exceptional, evocative…and…engrossingly entertaining.”
01:02:19
March 03, 2022
Kiarnna Weber, Reality Show Sensation and Seventh Generation Circus Star
Kiarnna Weber, Reality Show Sensation and Seventh Generation Circus Star
Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents Kiarnna Weber, reality show sensation and seventh generation circus star of New Zealand’s most famous big top, The Weber Bros. Circus. In this episode, Kiarnna Weber talks about her family heritage of  talented artists and impresarios,  how she brings her family's spectacular extravaganza to cities around the world, how she broadens the depth and scope of the circus as we know it, and their successful television series The Circus on Bravo TV New Zealand.
54:35
February 24, 2022
Vanessa Thomas, Dazzling Showgirl to History Making Ringmaster
Vanessa Thomas, Dazzling Showgirl to History Making Ringmaster
Johnathan Lee Iverson and the CircusVoices podcast presents the legendary Vanessa Thomas, dazzling showgirl to history making ringmaster. In this episode, the proud alumna of the storied Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, guides us through her spectacular journey from aspiring dancer in her native Philadelphia to center ring with the likes of Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show On Earth® to now, sharing her time tested wisdom as a cherished board member and mentor for Circadium, School of Contemporary Circus – nurturing the circus professionals of tomorrow. Johnathan Lee Iverson from Center Ring is the host of this podcast. Circus Voices, a podcast by CircusTalk.com, features engaging conversations with acclaimed  international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators. These interviews offer you insight into the diverse and dynamic world of circus and performing arts.
54:05
February 17, 2022
Philip William McKinley, Renowned Director, Choreographer, Writer, and Producer
Philip William McKinley, Renowned Director, Choreographer, Writer, and Producer
In this episode of Circus Voices, Phil McKinley director, choreographer, writer, and producer, shares with us unforgettable anecdotes from his remarkable career, the sage advice of mentors that still inform him decades later, and he’ll recount for us a real time example from one of his more recent endeavors, of how live shows may COVID proof their productions. Philip William McKinley is the creator of multiple shattering extravaganzas around the world. From Salzburg to Tokyo, Broadway to Las Vegas to the Circus. He is an artist of immeasurable depth, range, and generosity. Jonathan Lee Iverson from Center Ring is the host of this podcast.  Circus Voices, a podcast by CircusTalk, features engaging conversations with acclaimed  international experts including professional artists and talent seekers, creative leaders, influential coaches and teachers, and industry innovators. These interviews offer you insight into the diverse and dynamic world of circus and performing arts.
56:36
February 11, 2022
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 8, November 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 8, November 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. In the November episode of Press Pass, Associate editor Lydia Nord's education highlight is coverage of how The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) is showcasing their student encounters from their CIRCLE project at the CIRCa Festival in Auch from October 26th to the 29th. This year’s participating schools include Escuela de Circo Carampa, École de cirque de Lyon, and many more. In a new segment about the business side of circus, Carolyn Klein spoke to Duo Rose's Sam and Sylvia (circus artists/prop designer/costume makers) about how to source, commission or make a profession circus costume. Our guest interview this month was Nik Wallenda, a multiple world record holder, professional daredevil, and author. Best known for crossing the Grand Canyon and Niagra Falls, Nik has been nicknamed “King of the High Wire.” He and his team are about to enter rehearsals in order to relaunch the Big Apple Circus in New York City in November of 2021. We talked to Nik about who is on his team as well as his hopes and how he fights fear on the wire and in life decisions (like reviving the Big Apple Circus)--in order to keep circus alive, adapting and thriving. Show notes:  Correction: During the interview we say the opening of the show is November 12th, but that is incorrect. The opening show of the Big Apple Circus will actually be on November 11th. CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
28:53
October 24, 2021
Interview with Dr. Charles Batson
Interview with Dr. Charles Batson
Welcome to Audio Explorations with the Editor, a podcast series of Circus Voices brought to you by CircusTalk. CircusTalkPRO Launches New Series "Journeys Through Queer Circus with Charles Batson", Audio Explorations with the Editor Our guest on the podcast today is Dr. Charles Batson. Batson is a Professor of French and Francophone Studies and current past President of the American Council for Québec Studies and also the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College where he also co-chairs the LGBTQ+ Affairs committee. Among the circus people of Quebec and beyond, Batson is best known for his writing and of course co-directing the annual academic seminar titled Circus & its Others. Join us as we explore his work and mission and discover what insights the upcoming series Journeys Through Queer Circus with Charles Batson will offer to the circus world. Circus Voices was voted # 1 circus podcast on Feedspot! Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Visit  the show page for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts!
35:16
September 26, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 7, September 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 7, September 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. In the September episode of Press Pass, we review Chicago's Physical Fest, and discuss the Delta variant's effect on circus programming. Associate editor Lydia Nord's education highlight is an interview with the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) student--just about to graduate--Antonia Sassine about her future plans and some good advice for future graduates on how to get hired. Last but not least, Circus Boss founders Ileigh Reynolds and Brock Rylander share their financial and business planning advice and more for artists. Besides that, you get your regular monthly dose of job listings and event listings. Show notes: CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
32:16
August 27, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 6, August 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 6, August 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. In the August episode of Press Pass, we cover the news about the summer Juggling Festivals IJA(International Jugglers Association) & EJC (European Juggling Convention), we recall our PRO Talk with Adrian Berry and Flora Herberich on How to Pitch Your Show. I review Teatro Zinzanni's opening in Chicago, as well as interview Ottavio & Naomi Gesmundo on their duo act in the new touring show Stars Above by Hideaway Circus. We also talk about upcoming circus events and current job listings as always and associate editor Lydia Nord weighs in with Cirkus Smirkus on the prevalence of summer circus camps as part of well-rounded circus education. Show notes: CircusTalk theme music by Book Kennison. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
27:57
July 25, 2021
Interview with Isabelle Chassé, The 7 Fingers
Interview with Isabelle Chassé, The 7 Fingers
The 7 Fingers' Isabelle Chassé on Reviving Circus--Audio Explorations with the Editor Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present an interview with Isabelle Chassé on Audio Explorations with the Editor. Chassé is a co-founder of The 7 Fingers and an accomplished contemporary circus artist in her own right, having won the gold medal at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain de Paris and at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Chassé toured internationally from a young age, performing hundreds of shows with an innovative and dynamic contortion quartet. Earlier in her career, she also performed with Cirque du Soleil on silks in Quidam. These days, she has directed and co-directed dozens of projects with her company and is currently excited to be directing the show Summer Tale, scheduled as part of Together Apart in Toronto this summer, one of the first post-Covid events with live public audience. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Visit  the show page for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts!
17:56
July 04, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 5, July 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 5, July 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. In the July episode of Press Pass, we cover the news about Cirque du Soleil's comeback and more, what the current circus trend is--spoiler alert--jobs and shows! We hear a snippet of associate editor Madeline Hoak's review of Circus Days & Nights by Cirkus Cirkör, and from associate editor Lydia Nord about circus graduates in June & July.  Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
10:23
June 27, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 4, June 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 4, June 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. In the June episode of Press Pass, we cover the news about Cirque du Soleil's comeback, what is happening in Australian and Vietnamese circus, and the increase in new circus jobs showing a hopeful trend. We hear from contributor and associate editor Madeline Hoak on why she wanted to create the Circus Bodies series, and from associate editor Lydia Nord on the coverage we will be doing of circus graduates in June. She also takes a minute to speak to one San Diego Circus Center graduate who has adapted to the pandemic by going to Harvard after graduating circus school! Then I sit down for a talk with casting director (and head coach) Francisco Cruz of The 7 Fingers to hear his sage and encouraging advice for new graduates entering the circus work force. Spoiler alert: He is a huge fan of up and coming circus artists and follows everyone on social media! Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
29:40
May 30, 2021
Interview with Jean-Luc Martin, Founder of San Diego Circus Center
Interview with Jean-Luc Martin, Founder of San Diego Circus Center
Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present an interview with Jean-Luc Martin on Audio Explorations with the Editor. Jean-Luc Martin on Growing a US Circus School, Audio Explorations with the Editor Our guest on the podcast today is Jean-Luc Martin, founder and executive director of San Diego Circus School. Martin is a graduate of the National circus school in Montreal, and during the course of his performance career he performed with the Pickle Family Circus, Circus Knie and Cirque du Soleil. The young Martin started life as an adventurer-- kayaking, rock climbing and hiking. He worked for Outward Bound, Search & Rescue Northern Ontario, and Yosemite National Park before he discovered circus. He has the opportunity to earn his true circus chops by working with The Pickle Family Circus where Martin says, "I trained teeterboard, acrobatics, trapeze, and handstands, and after two years of hard, dedicated, focused work, I decided to test my abilities and audition for École Nationale de Cirque. I was accepted, and after two years at ENC, Cirque du Soleil hired me. Fifteen years later, I retired from circus and turned to Hollywood, becoming a stunt man and a film producer. During this time, I met my wife Mara, had two children, and then decided to leave the rat race of 18 hour days of film producing, to go back to my passion, which was circus. San Diego Circus Center was officially born in 2012, and I’m looking forward to continuing, and always building, a formidable circus school in North America." Listen in for Martin's sage advice on balancing one's career, life-training balance, finding your circus talent, and more. He also shares the strategies that led to the circus education programs and curriculum he offers at San Diego Circus Center Academy, including the Pre-preparatory (youth), Preparatory (emerging professional), Pro-track (artists advancing skills), and their 5-week Master Youth Intensive course. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Visit  the show page for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts!
40:18
May 23, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 3, May 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 3, May 2021
In this podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world. This monthly circus news podcast is brought to you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we’ll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. Episode 3 covers May 2021 in circus, including a circus cookbook for the pandemic from Circus Harmony, Cirque du Soleil's O is reopening when? We launched our PRO Space page, a quick review of SKH's student show Now You See, as well as an interview with the director Aedín Walsh, commemorations of World Circus Day and Social Circus Day as we gear up for spring, and the exciting launch of the American Circus Alliance. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
26:59
April 25, 2021
Interview with Stacy Clark
Interview with Stacy Clark
Welcome to Audio Explorations with the Editor, a podcast series of Circus Voices brought to you by CircusTalk. Interview & New PRO Series Launch--"360 degrees: Circus Through a Holistic Lens with Stacy Clark", Audio Explorations with the Editor Our guest is Stacy Clark. She was an acrobatic coach on Amaluna before she joined the team at Cirque du Soleil as casting director of sourcing and recruitment. Stacy has years of experience in the industry working with artists and administrators from around the world and her work has been instrumental in shaping the contemporary circus landscape. PRO members, we hear you. As part of CircusTalk's work to expand our content for PRO subscribers, we are pleased to announce that Stacy will host the new video interview series called 360 degrees: Circus Through a Holistic Lens with Stacy Clark. In this podcast episode, we chat about Stacy's holistic coaching philosophy, the series concept, and the upcoming guests! 360 degrees launches April 20th, but tune in now to discover what Stacy has planned. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Visit  the show page for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts!
20:50
March 21, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 2, April 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 2, April 2021
In this new podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world and a monthly circus news podcast--all brought you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we'll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more. Episode 2 covers April 2021 in circus. Some highlights are: The loss of Shirley the elephant, a circus elephant who survived a circus ship fire, the new show Apero in Las Vegas, the amazing work that UniverSoul Circus is doing for the community, and a brief review of Gravity & Other Myth's new show Pulse. We celebrate the 100th podcast milestones of Hideaway Circus and The Artist Athlete. Also, we ask circus professionals, Is Circus OK? That plus shows, events, job listings and a guest interview  with Steve Ward, author of the new book by Modern Vaudeville Press called ‘Artistes of Colour; Ethnic Diversityand Representation in the Victorian Circus’ It's all the Circus News In Your Ear. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
31:50
March 21, 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 1, March 2021
Press Pass with the Editor, Episode 1, March 2021
In this new podcast series called Press Pass with the Editor, we will be your front row access to what’s happening in the performance world and a monthly circus news podcast--all brought you by Circus Voices podcast network via CircusTalk. In each episode we'll be exploring changes in the circus sector, impactful news in the performing arts world, as well as information about upcoming shows and events from around the world for the coming month. We’ll take a look at all parts of the circus world, from circus job listings to circus education and business, plus more.  Episode 1, covers March 2021 in circus. Some highlights are: Headlines on Cirque du Soleil's latest projected opening show dates, Circa produces three shows in Australia during quarantines times, and good news for performers in California. We share top circus job listings on CircusTalk and statistics on En Piste's report of the effects of COVID-19 on the circus sector. The editor reviews two shows, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre's show The Fleecing & juggler Filip Zahradnický’s solo show titled Collection of Sceptical Pleasures which premiered via livestream as part of the ongoing Cirkopolis Fest. Lydia Nord presents an educational spotlight and we are visited by circus artist and boleadora world record holder, Sarah Louis-Jean. It's all the Circus News In Your Ear. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information. We welcome your review on Apple Podcasts.
23:47
February 22, 2021
Circus in Process with Casus Circus–Episode 4, No Funding
Circus in Process with Casus Circus–Episode 4, No Funding
In episode 4, it is the last talk with Casus director Natano Fa'anana about the show Amataga. He opens up about the challenges of getting Casus’ socially relevant work about Black and Brown people funded. The show theme of rites of passage was to be a jubilant sharing of the artists’ research and rituals as they reclaimed parts of their culture that have been suppressed. In episodes 1 to 3, we explored the ups and downs of show planning, producing, performing and directing as they got closer to the premiere in March. But the arts funding and commitments to the show fell through, halting rehearsals and production for now, and leaving the whole concept in peril. Natano and his cast are resilient and forge onward with their other productions, but the irony doesn’t escape them that their show with the most pertinent message to our times that would be received in a world hungry for meaning was the one that was rejected by venues and programmers. Circus Voices is brought to you by CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for the international circus industry. At CircusTalk, our motto is "We give circus a voice," because we share circus related information from around the globe from a variety of voices. In our podcast we present short series of podcasts from circus experts and professionals from around the world, showing the richness and diversity of our community. Always visit www.circustalk.news/podcast for show notes and further episode information.
32:18
January 24, 2021
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 3, Cluster Arts
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 3, Cluster Arts
Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present a new series called Circus in Process with Casus Circus. In this six-part series, we will follow the progress of the show Casus is currently creating called Amataga, from concept to creation process, to production and touring. What does it take to make a world-class show that has an impact? How will Casus need to adapt and rethink their plans as they attempt to develop and launch a tour during a worldwide pandemic? In some ways, their struggle is one all performance creators are grappling with now, and yet they develop their own unique response. This Brisbane-based contemporary circus company has toured the world with their shows, starting with their premier work Knee Deep (2011), which is still booking tours to this day. In this episode, I speak with the production/touring/marketing team at Cluster Arts (Deb Wilks and Kate Malone) about the show Amataga  and their work with Casus over the years. What is it like to see a show through from concept to world tour? What does it take to make that happen in Australia? What type of obstacles have they met finding funding for and pitching a show with a cast of color? Listen to the ups and downs of show planning, producing, performing and directing unfold as each episode gets closer to the premier!
35:59
December 20, 2020
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 2
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 2
Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present a new series called Circus in Process with Casus Circus. In this six-part series, we will follow the progress of the show Casus is currently creating called Amataga, from concept to creation process, to production and touring. What does it take to make a world-class show that has an impact? How will Casus need to adapt and rethink their plans as they attempt to develop and launch a tour during a worldwide pandemic? In some ways, their struggle is one all performance creators are grappling with now, and yet they develop their own unique response. This Brisbane-based contemporary circus company has toured the world with their shows, starting with their premier work Knee Deep (2011), which is still booking tours to this day.  In episode two, we check in with co-founder Natano Fa’anana and visit the cast during a rehearsal as they nervously prepare for their first showing during a socially-distanced lockdown in Australia, with some members present and some attending the showing remotely. Cast members Mayu Muto, Johnathon Brown, Ella Ganzaaa and Kamron Wahanui McKinnon describe the joys and challenges of exploring their heritage through rites of passage in a pandemic setting!
38:36
November 15, 2020
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 1, Amataga
Circus in Process with Casus Circus--Episode 1, Amataga
Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present a new series called Circus in Process with Casus Circus. In this six-part series, we will follow the progress of the show Casus is currently creating called Amataga, from concept to creation process, to production and touring. What does it take to make a world-class show that has an impact? How will Casus need to adapt and rethink their plans as they attempt to develop and launch a tour during a worldwide pandemic? In some ways, their struggle is one all performance creators are grappling with now, and yet they develop their own unique response. This Brisbane-based contemporary circus company has toured the world with their shows, starting with their premier work Knee Deep (2011), which is still booking tours to this day. In this first run of the series, we speak to Casus director Natano Fa'anana, plus the cast and production team about their new show Amataga. What was the impetus behind the show concept? What is it like creating a circus show during a pandemic? How does the theme of rites of passage effect the artists as they research, and in some cases reclaim, parts of their culture that have been suppressed? Listen to the ups and downs of show planning, producing, performing and directing unfold as each episode gets closer to the premier!
40:24
October 26, 2020
Interview with Shenea Stiletto
Interview with Shenea Stiletto
Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk, is pleased to present an interview with Shenea Stiletto on Audio Explorations with the Editor. Shenea Stiletto Launches New Series "Think Like an Acrobat"--Audio Explorations with the Editor As CircusTalk moves into the New Year, we continue to expand our content for members, including exclusive PRO Membership content, like our new video interview series by acrobat, hand balancer and podcaster Shenea Stiletto titled Think Like and Acrobat which begins on November 3rd. For Audio Explorations, I sat down with Shenea to discuss her show strategy which promises to focus on the practical aspects of the performing arts profession, including discussions with industry experts about navigating a circus contract, finding an agent or maintaining a relationship with a significant other while on the road. Tune in to this episode of the podcast to hear all about this exciting new video series! To see photos of Shenea Stiletto's performance career, please visit the show notes on CircusTalk News.
27:35
October 18, 2020
Monkey See Monkey Discuss--Episode 4
Monkey See Monkey Discuss--Episode 4
Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information. You can catch Rosie and Ruby's other podcast Not My Monkeys wherever you get your podcasts.Circus Voices presents a short series of podcasts titled  'Monkey See, Monkey Discuss’ created by Ruby Burgess and Rosie Kelly. Rosie has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) in 2018. Ruby recently graduated from Circomedia in Bristol with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. Ep#4 In the last episode of this series we’re focusing on the funny. We delve into the shifts in the public's perception of clowns, from being dismissed as childish, to sending chills down spines. We uncover some misconceptions and learn about an eggciting way that clown history is being preserved. What role does clowning play in culture past and present, and how important is mockery?
22:03
August 17, 2020
Interview with Zinzi Oegema
Interview with Zinzi Oegema
Zinzi Oegema, Understanding Circus Dramaturgy--Audio Explorations with the Editor Circus Voices, a podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present an interview with Zinzi Oegama. In this episode of Audio Explorations with the Editor we speak to Zinzi Oegema. Zinzi Oegema is a circus artist, a director, a dramaturge, and an author based in Holland. In her book GRIP, produced with the support of TENT Circustheater Producties, Oegema set out to satisfy her own curiosity about the elements and methods that can be used to construct a circus show. Drawing on her own expertise and weaving in her interviews with seven circus directors, the book takes a non-linear approach to exploring the emerging codes of contemporary circus. Listen to the podcast to learn more about Oegama's work.
48:11
August 10, 2020
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 3
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 3
Circus Voices presents a short series of podcasts titled  'Monkey See, Monkey Discuss’ created by Ruby Burgess and Rosie Kelly. Rosie has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) in 2018. Ruby recently graduated from Circomedia in Bristol with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. Do we have a best before date? In this episode we discuss the circus industries approach to age and the effect that it has on the work we’re creating. We look at the attitudes towards ageing in different fields and the barriers that it can create. When aesthetic becomes politics, how can we ensure that all perspectives are represented? Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information. You can catch Rosie and Ruby's other podcast Not My Monkeys wherever you get your podcasts.
18:30
July 19, 2020
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 2
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 2
Circus Voices presents a short series of podcasts titled  'Monkey See, Monkey Discuss’ created by Ruby Burgess and Rosie Kelly. Rosie has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) in 2018. Ruby recently graduated from Circomedia in Bristol with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre. In Episode 2, we take a look at some of the innovative ways that new technology is being incorporated into circus performances. We talk about the alternatives that some are now using to replace animals and the leading tech that might dominate in the future. From Virtual Reality to robots, how will this affect circus as we see it today? Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information. You can catch Rosie and Ruby's other podcast Not My Monkeys wherever you get your podcasts.
22:43
June 22, 2020
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 1
Monkey See, Monkey Discuss--Episode 1
Circus Voices presents a short series of podcasts titled  'Monkey See, Monkey Discuss’ created by Ruby Burgess and Rosie Kelly. Rosie has been part of the organising team for both the British and the European Juggling Convention as well as organising her own convention (CATCH!) in 2018. Ruby recently graduated from Circomedia in Bristol with a BA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre.  In episode 1, with much of the circus world forced to stop and rethink, we explore the many ways that the art form is reinventing itself in light of COVOD-19. We discuss the wide reaching effect on our industry, from performers stuck in tents to the response of Cirque Du Soleil. This episode looks at the impact on the mental health of the circus community and how organisations such as circus schools are adapting. With many shows and classes going online, what does circus in your living room look like?  Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information. You can catch Rosie and Ruby's other podcast Not My Monkeys wherever you get your podcasts.
31:35
May 18, 2020
see u down the road--Episode 6: Adam Kuchler
see u down the road--Episode 6: Adam Kuchler
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with creators and co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In episode 6,  the season finale of see u down the road, clown and juggler Adam Kuchler describes some of the transitions he’s seen in his career in show business–and discusses how circus might evolve out of the current shutdown. Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
19:12
May 10, 2020
see u down the road -- Episode 5: Sebastian Kann & Natalie Oleinik
see u down the road -- Episode 5: Sebastian Kann & Natalie Oleinik
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with creators and co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In episode 5, Sebastian Kann and Natalie Oleinik explore what remains of a show they planned, but never executed. They read an excerpt from the new book Thinking Through Circus, to which they contributed. Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
20:58
April 26, 2020
see u down the road-- Episode 4: Julie Jenkins
see u down the road-- Episode 4: Julie Jenkins
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with creators and co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In Episode 4, actor, director, and Midnight Circus founder Julie Jenkins describes how becoming a mother formed her desire to produce circus for social good – and how, along her journey, she’s managed to retain her identity as an artist. Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
22:32
April 05, 2020
see u down the road-- Episode 3: Léah Wolff & Others
see u down the road-- Episode 3: Léah Wolff & Others
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with creators and co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In Episode 3, aerialist and contemporary dancer Léah Wolff discusses the experience of being unemployed as a circus artist – a situation the entire circus world finds itself in at the moment. Also, co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison share audio snapshots they’ve received from artists around the world in quarantine, stuck on ships, and otherwise waiting, as we all are, to find out what happens next.  Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
23:49
March 23, 2020
see u down the road--Episode 2: Joel Jeske
see u down the road--Episode 2: Joel Jeske
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with creators and co-producers Book Kennison and Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In Episode 2, celebrated clown Joel Jeske tells the story of his coming out as gay at age 41 and the events that followed. Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
18:17
March 01, 2020
see u down the road -- Episode 1: Elliana Grace Hentoff-Killian
see u down the road -- Episode 1: Elliana Grace Hentoff-Killian
Circus Voices, a new podcast brought to you by CircusTalk is pleased to present a series called see u down the road with juggler and musician Book Kennison and co-producer Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. In Episode 1, aerialist and acrobat Elliana Hentoff-Killian tells the inside story of her time as a human cannonball on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.  Visit CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information. 
17:12
February 19, 2020
Introducing Circus Voices/see u down the road Series/Trailer
Introducing Circus Voices/see u down the road Series/Trailer
Introducing a new podcast produced by Circus Voices, brought to you by CircusTalk, titled see u down the road with juggler and musician Book Kennison and co-producer Zoë Kennison. In each episode, a circus artist tells the story of a big, transformational moment in their life – and the aftermath. Heart-wrenching, funny, and real, see u down the road is an unprecedented piece of work in circus media. Visit the CircusTalk.com, the leading online network and resource for circus professionals, for show notes and additional episode information.
01:27
February 13, 2020