SEMINAR – Contemporary Circus in Rural Settings 12th September 2014

This joint PASS / ZEPA seminar  is aimed at artists, producers, programmers and educationalists and will explore the uniqueness of circus in rural locations in the context of indoor and outdoor productions.

Delegates heard from a range of speakers from both sides of the Channel about their experiences of programming and promoting new circus in rural towns and villages and had the opportunity to share their own experiences during breakout sessions and question and answer round-up.  The seminar included information on the PASS and ZEPA collaborations that have made rural contemporary circus a success in France and in the UK and what needs to be done to enable this type of work to continue to develop.  All presentations and professional discussions on stage were supported with simultaneous translation. 

Delegates enjoyed a networking buffet lunch where they had a chance to catch up with industry friends and acquainances and make new contacts.

The seminar was followed by the official Inside Out Dorset 2014 festival launch and a performance in Poole Park of ‘Boo’ by Cirk Vost.

The following day seminar delegates enjoyed a day of contemporary circus at Studland for 'Up in the Air' with performance from Atelier LeFeuvre, Les Colporteurs, Square Peg, Acrojou and Remix Gold



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