CPLS01E05 Circademics

Listen this Sunday: international circus academics chatting all things circademic as part of the Clown Power Live first series of discussions. Follow the link below to get your own invitation. Join in with live Q&A during the learned discourse!

Recorded live on Sunday, 12 April 2020, 11:00 UTC (GMT)

This episode is chaired by Katharine Kavanagh, founder of The Circus Diaries, the leading source for circus criticism in the UK.

Charlie Holland:

is a former juggler and Programme Director of The Circus Space interested in juggling and acrobatic and gymnastic performance in and outside circus.

Currently writing a biography of The Marvellous Craggs: www.themarvellouscraggs.co.uk

Katharine Kavanagh:

(a.k.a. Kate) is a writer, researcher and performer, currently pursuing a PhD in circus criticism and audience experience.

Circus Diaries: https://thecircusdiaries.com

Laura Murphy:

is an artist and Doctor of Theatre & Performance 


Contra trailer: https://vimeo.com/387072992

Clare Parry-Jones:

is a performance artist and healthcare clown, with a background in dramatherapy; interested in clown, shamanism and ritual.


Staging Loss: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319979694 (features a chapter on Clare’s performance practice)

Olga Lucia Sorzano:

Is a researcher in culture and embodied performances (Royal Holloway London & Independent)

https://performancematters-thejournal.com/index.php/pm/article/view/139; https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21141/

For Zoo Logical: 

Sascha Goslin:

is an independent producer and trainee clown. She is co-producing Clown Power Live.  

Dave Spathaky:

Is a greybeard circus performer. He produces zoom video webinars. He started performing as half The Amazing Mendezies, a comedy act in Covent Garden, London in 1981. He co-founded circus theatre company Ra-Ra Zoo in 1984. He still holds the world record for spinning 108 dinner plates at once. He started a new career as a circus community builder last week; he says he’s been training for the role all his life.

Dave also curates the Clown Power discussion group on facebook.com/groups/clownpower with over 3,000 members. Admins: Shakti Greener, Pete Turner, Adrian Barker, Don Lehn, 

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