CPLS01E04 Circus Critics

Five circus professionals from different fields discuss their relationship with criticism in circus, whether they think it’s valuable, how they can make use of it and what challenges they feel it brings.

Recorded on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 21:00 – Dublin time.

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

Josh Aviner:

Is Creative Producer at Hideaway Circus. He is working in circus, dance, and multimedia based in New York City.

Podcast: http://hideawaycircus.com/podcast

Current Show: http://beyondbabelshow.com

VR: http://hideawaycircus.com/vr-2

Karen Fricker:

Is Associate Professor of Dramatic Arts, Brock University and Theatre Critic, the Toronto Star. Karen is a theatre critic and an academic whose research includes contemporary circus, and is co-founder of the Circus and its Others research project.

Circus and its Others: http://www.circusanditsothers.org

Sascha Goslin:

Is an Independent Producer & is primarily interested in circus, outdoor and multi-sensory accessible shows. She’s occasionally found moonlighting as a clown or wannabe puppeteer.

Rodrigo Hernández:

is a circus writer (focused on circus history), enthusiast and performer.

Duo Cardio: https://www.duocardio.com 

Dokucirco:  https://www.dokucirco.org

Katharine Kavanagh:

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


Rosie Kelly:

Is Co-Founder of Not My Monkeys Podcast & Giggle Doctor for Theodora Children’s Charity.

Rosie juggles juggling, compéring, writing reviews, hosting podcasts and Giggle Doctoring.

‘Not My Monkeys’: https://www.facebook.com/notmymonkeyspodcast/.

Dave Spathaky:

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

As Zoo Logical he also curates the Clown Power discussion group on http://facebook.com/groups/clownpower with over 3,000 members.

All previous episodes of clown Power Live are at the ZooLogical channel at  https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveSpathaky

Please do support Clown Power Live and Dave at patreon.com/zoological. Buy him a coffee (…or even some cake as well)

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