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The Socio-Political Dimension of Circus - a KU funded research project

This is the beginning of a post-doctoral research into circus conducted by John-Paul Zaccarini, with Per Bror Tillö, Hamish Tjoeng and Ziggy Slingsby.

The aim of this project has been to de-territorialise the circus act by unplugging it from its master signifiers to see what would happen when the bodies and the materials it is composed of spent some time with each other free from the demands of being impressive, seductive, fast or masterful.

As a first stage of research, ethics became the main concern. Along the way notions of affect, materiality, endocrinology, naiveté and writing practices emerged as allies.

You are welcome to participate in a presentation

Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th August at 17.00.
Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th September at 19.00.

Please note Wednesday 3rd is fully booked

There are 10 places available for each session.

Children from 6 years and up are most welcome to come along

Oh and bring your swimsuit if you like. But you don’t have to :)