Coming to Harris Theater–SEA–an Interview with director Streb

(The following interview is cross-posted with Third Coast Review–Chicago’s Arts & Culture, Curated–where I often write about circus and theater.) I interviewed Elizabeth Streb about her upcoming show SEA at Harris Theater in Chicago. Streb’s work as a choreographer is groundbreaking (sometimes literally). I asked her what distinguishes her dance from circus and to define…

Interview with Clown, Director & Teacher Jesse Dryden

Jesse Dryden spoke with Hupdate about his clown leanings (which go back long before his time at Ringling Bros. Clown College) his work as creative director at Circus Smirkus and his experiences with Cirque Du Monde’s social circus projects, which he says were instrumental in his development. He adds “If you’re not giving back, you’re…

Talking Circus & Meaning with Sebastian Kann

This week at Hupdate we interview Sebastian Kann about his work as a circus performer, a dramaturge and a choreographer. We also delve deeply in to the topics of what it means to redefine circus as a contemporary art form and take on some questions that will make your brain bend–questions like; are there new…

Interview with Circadium’s Executive Director Shana Kennedy

  Some facts you need to know about Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia: Its happening! The professional circus arts programs will open its doors next fall (2017)to 15-20 lucky students. The time to apply as a prospective student is now. The deadline is November 30th. If you aren’t a prospective student and you…

Hideaway Founders Lyndsay & Josh Talk Circus

In Hupdate’s first video interview, Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid of Hideaway talk to me about their upcoming show Slumber, which opens¬† October 6th and runs through November 6th. They also discuss their mission with the podcast and production company and their deep desire to produce a tented circus show someday.