Conferences

A series of conferences covering a wide range of subjects related to circus arts is an opportunity to deepen the common understanding and to share research and expertise.
Conferences are open to the public.

COLLECTIVE CREATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS - FROM ALTERNATIVE WRITING TO NEW STRUCTURING MODELS
In partnership with FACE-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
DATE: Monday, July 9
TIME: from 3:30 to 5 pm
PLACE: Festival headquarters
Free - open to the public - on registration (lison.cautain@tohu.ca)

The circus milieu has forged a tradition of collectives and even today favours this mode of invention and functioning - without always claiming this terminology. Several questions can be asked: is the collective a criticism of the hierarchies of classical live performance? Is it to affirm the dual role of author and performer of each artist on the set? Is it to say that their art is not dissociable from their circus techniques, their personality from their artistic practice? Do circus artists embrace a political and civic commitment by choosing this mode of operation? The discussion will allow analyzing several hypotheses about collective writing, to evoke different examples of creative dynamics thanks to the panellists. The session will also address issues related to the "structural fluidity" of collectives, the alternative models they use to produce and present works, sometimes calling into question the uses of the professional sector or intervening in other socio-economic fields.

Speaker :
Yohann Floch, Président de FACE-Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
Contributors :
Jascha Boyce et Lachlan Binns, Gravithy and Other Myths
Isabelle Chassé, Les 7 Doigts
Antoine Carabinier, Cirque Alfonse
Sandy Bessette, La marche du crabe

CREATE AND TOUR CIRCUS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE

DATE: Thursday, July 12
TIME: from 10:30 am to 12 pm
PLACE: National Circus School
Free - open to the public - on registration (lison.cautain@tohu.ca)
In collaboration with En Piste.

Circus for young audiences is rapidly expanding. This year, the festival is hosting a show for babies. Therefore, the MICC has decided to invite the creators and actors who address this particular audience. The guests will discuss various topics from this problematic: from creation to international distribution, what are the stakes and specificities of this offer?

Host:
Nathalie Fletcher, director Brila Youth Projects

Guests:
Marika Crête-Reize, programmation director, Place des Arts
Laura Goodwin, Vice-president, Walton Arts Center
Jamie Adkins, circus artist
Yves Simard, artistic co-directior, DynamO Théâtre
Pierre Tremblay, director,Théâtre Unis Enfance Jeunesse, TUEJ
Raphaël Frechette, head of programming and market development, L'Aubergine

Information

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For any questions, please contact:
Lison Cautain
Diffusion coordinator lison.cautain@tohu.ca

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