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Talk EU Circus Open Space Conversation for Professionals

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Genre: Zoom (Live Subtitles)


How can we build the future of circus together?

Join Circus Futures for one of their online European Open Space Conversations in partnership with Circostrada Network who are teaming up with Improbable Theatre Company.

These workshops use Open Space Technology (OST). OST is a simple way for groups of people to think, work and take action together around a shared concern. Nothing is censored, and you set the agenda on the day. We are wondering: how can we build the future of circus together?

It is an uncertain time for everyone in circus. In the last few weeks, almost everything we thought we knew has been turned on its head. We have seen the loss of work, projects, companies and venues and also the loss of people, of loved ones, of dreams. For some, the very idea of returning to the career they had before the lockdown feels impossible. We invite you to gather online to collaborate on how we move forward. To dream about and design the kind of sector that could emerge from this pandemic. We want to create conversations that acknowledge the loss and the grief that many of us are feeling and support those who need supporting. Conversations that look beyond the short-term crisis, and which also support new, better ways of working.

There is no prescribed agenda - you decide what is important and what gets worked on. Improbable have developed Open Space Online, which transforms the real-world Open Space methodology into an online format with the help of video conferencing, allowing you to input into several digital conversations in a single session.

These events are free and open to all - whether you are an artist, producer, maker, funder, venue, company, freelancer, student or anything in between, whether working in or with contemporary circus arts, traditional/classical circus, commercial, youth or social circus. All you need to do is register your place and we will send you details about how to participate closer to the time. The more voices we have in the online room, the more ideas we can bring together.

Event details

Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Circus Futures
Suite 362
80 High Street
SO23 9AT

Website: Circus Futures

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