Quebec Studies

Reviews: Québec Circus at the First Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival

Quebec Studies (2014), 58, (1), 87–100.


The artistic direction of the First Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival (January 2014) was unabashedly contemporary with a clear nod to Québec's circus practices. Charles Batson (Union College), Zita Nyarady (York University), CarlosAlexis Cruz (UNC-Charlotte), and Roy Gómez-Cruz (Northwestern University) offer their responses to the three Québec productions programmed in the festival, and to Ricochet, an American company which seemed to share some of the codes and artistic sensibility of young Québec companies while charting its own course.

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Author details

Batson, Charles

Nyarady, Zita

Cruz, CarlosAlexis

Gómez-Cruz, Roy