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Ontario Contemporary Circus Showcase 2019

Circus Sessions / Femmes du Feu

We are excited to present the inaugural Contemporary Circus Showcase. This showcase will feature a selection of contemporary circus artists and companies from across Ontario presenting a variety of works from a range of disciplines including acrobatics, aerials arts, clowning, and object manipulation.

In addition to the showcase performance, the whole circus sector is invited to participate in the day’s panel discussions and networking closing reception. These will be opportunities to speak directly with presenters from across Ontario.

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Schedule (subject to change)

9-9:15am Check in

9:30-10:30am Funding presentation by Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada- Nathalie Hébert

10:30-11am Presentation by En Piste – Regroupement national des arts du cirque- Christine Bouchard

11-11:30am Presentation by Anahareo Dölle about St. John’s International CircusFest

11:45-12:30pm Panel Discussion: “How do we push the boundaries of contemporary circus to create culturally responsive and inclusive communities for companies/artists and audiences alike?” Facilitated by Jacqueline Suzanne Houghton, speakers include: Erin Ball (Kingston), Tina Carter (UK), Yolanda Bonnell (Toronto), and Lara Ebata (Toronto)

1-2pm Speed Dating event. Presenters: Lookup Theatre, Britt Howlett & Emily Hughes, Femmes du Feu and Deflying Fitness

2-3pm Lunch

– The Grand Salto Theatre (Zita Nyarady & Myque Franz) (hosting)
– Mary-Margaret Scrimger
– Stacie Dunlop/ Angola Murdoch/ Holly Treddenick for the Lonely Child Project
– IlluminAir Entertainment (Miranda S Tempest & Laura Griffin)
– Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts (Thomas Vaccaro)
– Erin Ball with her Amputee Camp 2019
– A Girl In The Sky Productions (Rebecca Devi Leonard) & Thin Edge New Music Collective featuring Amy Hull

4-6pm Networking reception, beverages & snacks