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Collaborative Groups (see membership prerequisites)

Co-Leaders:  
Anahareo Doelle (St. John’s International CircusFest)
Nick Beach (Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre)

This is a collaboration-oriented group made up of Canadian presenters committed to increasing the touring and presentation of contemporary circus in Canada.

Membership Prerequisite: Canadian presenters only.

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The MICC thanks the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes (SQRC) for its support of this project. 


 

This is a collaboration-oriented group made up of Quebec presenters committed to increasing the touring and presentation of contemporary circus in Quebec.

Membership Prerequisite: Quebec presenters only.

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Co-Leaders: 
Monique Martin
Amy Dupain Vashaw (Penn State Center for the Performing Arts)

This is a collaboration-oriented group made up of US presenters committed to increasing the touring and presentation of contemporary circus in the United States.

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This is a collaboration-oriented group made up of North American presenters committed to increasing the touring and presentation of contemporary circus in North American outdoor venues/platforms and at summer festivals.

Membership Prerequisite: North American presenters only.

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Co-Leaders: 
Jed Wheeler (Montclair State University - PEAK Performances)
Anke Politz (Chamaeleon Theatre Berlin)

This is an international collaboration-oriented group aimed to pool institutional resources to spark and support the creation of new concept-driven contemporary circus work by artists who are discovering and developing their authorial voices in circus. 

Membership Prerequisite: Members must be able to dedicate resources (financial, space, mentorship, and/or other in-kind) to support selected projects. 

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Co-Leaders: 
Vicki Amedume (Upswing)
Holly Treddenick (Femmes du Feu Creations)

This is a support-oriented group aimed to offer the leadership of small and medium-sized contemporary circus companies a structured laboratory for learning through action.

Membership Prerequisite: Small and medium-sized circus companies only.

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Thematic Groups (open to all interested)

Co-Leaders: 
Mary Rose Lloyd (New Victory Theater) 
Katharine Carol (Vancouver International Children’s Festival

This group aims to explore issues pertinent to the development, creation, and touring of contemporary circus for young audiences.

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Leader : Chantal Djédjé (La Fabrique culturelle)

This group aims to increase the international visibility of contemporary circus artists and companies from Africa.

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Co-Leaders: 
Julia Sanchez (CEDACIRC A. C.) 
Leandro Mendoza Artagaveitia (Trapezi Festival et Ciclicus)

This group aims to increase awareness within and beyond Latin America of Latin American circus artists, companies, and organizations who are ready to collaborate and tour internationally.

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Co-Leaders: 
Gwen Hsin-Yi Chang (National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts - Weiwuying)
Kate Malone (Cluster Arts)

This group aims to increase connections between circus actors in Australia and circus actors in Asia; increase awareness within and beyond Asia, Australia, and Oceania of contemporary circus artist, companies, and projects in these regions.

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Co-Leaders: 
Linda Catalano (Quiet Riot) 
Rachel Clare (Crying Out Loud)

This group aims to connect and sustain creative producers in contemporary circus.

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Co-Leaders: 
Vincent Messager (Dolce Vita Spectacles)
Allen Moon (David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives)

This group aims to connect and sustain agents working in contemporary circus.

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Co-leaders: 

Zach Blackwood (FringeArts)
Katy Dammers
Gypsy Snider (Les 7 Doigts)

With this group, contemporary circus artists, companies, presenters, and professionals from around the world discuss ways to improve our discipline’s relationship to inclusion and representation at all levels.

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Co-Leaders: 
Eric Bates (Barcode Circus Company)
Pablo Maneyrol (TOHU)

With this group, contemporary circus artists, companies, presenters, and professionals from around the world discuss ways to improve our discipline’s relationship to the environment at all levels, from both a practical and artistic standpoint.

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