Shorts - Performance 

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Spirit of Africa

Helder Vilela

Brazil

His art linked to his culture.
This combination is not so common in the circus. In this act, I highlight the emotions contained and suffered by my ancestors. I make a direct connection between circus art and African culture. The symbols at the beginning of the video (Dwennimmen; Asase Ye Duru and EPA) are a form of artistic expression in order to thrill, instigate and warn that we must portray, recover and remember this ancient culture through art for the purpose of awareness.

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Tácita

Emilia Cortelletti

Argentina

As an animal newly arrived at the slaughterhouse, she is subject to the machine that constitutes her, the great social carnage that creates, defines and constitutes bodies.
Pulled and marked, resurfaces wanting to change the rules of the game.

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The Day the World Went Away...

Jonas Woolverton

USA

A solitary circus artist performs his Cyr Wheel act for an audience of none around the abandoned Las Vegas Strip at the outset of the Pandemic.

As an animal newly arrived at the slaughterhouse, she is subject to the machine that constitutes her, the great social carnage that creates, defines and constitutes bodies.
Pulled and marked, resurfaces wanting to change the rules of the game.

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The Swifts

Anni Küpper

Germany & USA

The Swifts is a short juggling film featuring hand-drawn animations. 

It was filmed in September 2020 in Portland, Oregon, and is inspired by the migrating Vaux's Swifts. These birds have one of their largest known roosting sites in an old chimney in Portland where thousands of them gather around sunset and create stunning formations in the sky. 

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Static

Jordie Campbell

USA

With "Static" I wanted to create the sensation of feeling stuck and puzzled, but change the perspective of how we feel about being "stuck" to feeling curious. If you allow yourself to be puzzled, you leave room for yourself to learn. Throughout this last year I've felt all kinds of stuck and puzzled and this project was a way for me to ask questions and invite curiosity and growth, both in my life, my movement, and in my methods of presenting my movement.

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The Aerial Piano Vocalist

Autumn Melody Thomas

USA

A virtuoso piano vocalist takes her music to the air.

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The Easy Path

Martin Riedel

Germany

In this short movie project, Martin Riedel processes the death of his father caused by a lifetime alcohol addiction.

Riedel uses his art as a circus performer on the Chinese pole and the time being isolated in Norway during C19, to tell a story of regret, loss and grief.

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Thinking Time

Mary Piggin

New Zealand

During 2020’s Covid-19 lockdowns, HighJinx Youth Company collected stories from primary school children and held weekly 1on1 Zoom conversations with residents of a retirement village to connect and collect experiences NZers were having in lockdown. Thinking Time was created and filmed at home by Mary Piggin (18) with her phone and a projector she owned. The film was created in response to words shared by young and old NZers, exploring ideas of loneliness, connection, technology and self.