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New Directions in Circus Research

‘New Directions in Circus Research’ was a symposium presented by La Trobe University’s Centre for Creative Arts, Faculty of HSS and Australian Physical Theatre and Circus Association (ACAPTA) 5 December 2011. Australian circus artists and researchers and international scholars presented recent projects and research approaches: Circus Oz; Living Archive; creative processes; philosophising about the circus body; rethinking circus history. Featured speaker from Finland, Tomi Purovaara, presented on Cirko, a circus centre that brings together information centre, studio training facilities, festival venue, and research resources with visual archive library. 

Other presenters included: Gail Kelly, Dr Jane Mullett, Rockie Stone , Dr Andrea Lemon, Hamish McCormick by DVD, Professor Peta Tait, Stine Degerbøl, Dr  Gillian Arrighi, Dr David Carlin, Reuben Stanton, Associate Professor James Thom, Dr Kim Baston,  Camilla Damkjaer (SKYPE), and  Ivan Kralj (SKYPE).

To listen to the audio recordings of the symposium follow the links below:

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