Long Table: People of Color in Contemporary Circus - Gibney
Week of August 14, 2020
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Long Table: People of Color in Contemporary Circus

Black woman intertwined in aerial silks

What challenges, joys, and idiosyncrasies do People of Color working in contemporary circus face, and what magic are they making? How does this cutting edge performance practice inform the broader culture and dance community, and how are people of color within the form contributing to its growing popularity within the United States?

Guest Host: Monique Martin
Core Participants: Kiebpoli “BlackAcrobat” Calnek, Denae Hannah,  Paris The Hip Hop Juggler, Susan Voyticky

Photo of Kiebpoli Calnek by Jonathan Hökklo.

Curated by Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, this series of free conversations highlights important issues in the dance community.

Long Table conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.  Learn more here about Long Tables and how they work.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
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