Shorts - Performance 

Selections

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It Will Be OK

Lauren Cook

USA

I can tell that things aren't right. And that you are really not fine. I know you're hurting, you're unhappy. But I need you to stay strong and pull through because thing get better and life goes on. These moments of sadness are only here to show us how wonderful great moments in life are.

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Like a stormcloud
bringing change

Jane E. Kirby

Canada

A short circus film inspired by community organizer Joan Kuyek's work on housing issues in Kingston, Canada. It was created in 2020 as part of a project challenging the "great white men" version of Kingston history. In addition to telling Joan's story, the film aims to flip a narrative that makes a spectacle of those facing homelessness and housing issues on its head, instead making a spectacle of landlords, developers, local governments and others who contribute to the local housing crisis.

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My Quarantine

Beren D'Amico

England

A daydream, during a quarantine

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The Makers Archive

USA

Dance, play, and a tiny romance?

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Kismet

Jack Dawson & Reed Kelly

Australia & USA

Two Fathoms (Reed Kelly & Jack Dawson) premiere a new act which centres around how one electric instant can be the jolt you need to gather your courage and live your truth. Is it by chance or is it “Kismet”?

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LiViCi

Les 7 doigts de la main

Canada

On Oct 1st, 3 circus artists came together at Animatrik's Performance Capture facility in Vancouver, under the direction of Samuel Tetreault of The 7 Fingers and Shocap Entertainment’s Athomas Goldberg. 24h later, we live-streamed this Live & Virtual Circus performance over YouTube Live to attendees of the 2020 XR Performance Symposium. Performed to the poem “Remember How We Forgot” by Spoken-Word artist Shane Koyczan, the piece transports us into a Warehouse of Forgotten Childhood Memories.

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New Stuff

Chase Levy

USA

A short diabolo project filmed during confinement in Massachusetts. As the title implies, I focused the technique to original ideas I found while at The Québec City Circus School. The film was shot very simply over the course of 2 days at Castle Island in Boston. New Stuff is also part 2 of an unnamed and unfinished trilogy.

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No.4

Rachel Barringer

USA

Contortion / dance vignettes