Performance Matters 4.1-2 Published: “Circus and Its Others”

Peter DickinsonPublications

Performance Matters has just published its latest issue at This special double issue on “Circus and Its Others” has been guest-edited by Karen Fricker and Hayley Malouin, and contains 23 contributions addressing a range of contemporary global circus practices and topics.

We invite you to peruse the Table of Contents here, and then to visit our website to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for your continuing interest in the work of our journal,

Peter Dickinson, Editor
Department of English/School for the Contemporary Arts/Institute for Performance Studies, Simon Fraser University

Performance Matters
Vol 4, No 1-2 (2018): Circus and Its Others
Table of Contents

Step Up, Step In: A Welcome Message (n.p.)
Jennifer Miller

Introduction: Circus and Its Others (1-18)
Karen Fricker, Hayley Malouin

Gender and Difference in Contemporary Circus (Section Editor: Karen Fricker, Brock University)
Gender Asymmetry and Circus Education (19-35)
Alisan Funk

Carriers, Those Seeming Heroes: Might They Be But Ordinary Humans? (36-41)
Marion Guyez

Cavalia’s Odysseo — A Biopolitical Myth at Work (42-51)
Ante Ursic

Briefs: Bending Gender in Australian Contemporary Circus (52-56)
Kristy Seymour

Reading Circus Bodies and Signs (Section Editor: Michael Eigtved, University of Copenhagen)
From Civilization to Regulation: Airports, Circus (Bodies) and the Battle over Control (57-65)
Michael Eigtved

In Search of the Dramatic Composition: A Contemporary Circus Performance as a Structure of Signs (66-70)
Veronika Stefanova
Disrupting the Binary of Otherness—A Semiotic Reading of the Performance L’autre by Claudio Stellato (71-77)
Franziska Trapp

The Acrobat-Body: The Other Body (78-83)
Marcos Nery

From Postcolonial to Neoliberal? Identifying the “Other” Body in Indian Circus (84-92)
Aastha Gandhi

Location, Locatedness, and Mobility (Section Editor: L. Patrick Leroux, Concordia University)
Contemporary Circus Mobilities (93-98)
Elena Lydia Kreusch

Contemporary Circus Careers: Labour Relations and Normative Selfhood in the Neoliberal Scenario (99-103)
Ilaria Bessone

What a Beard Can Do: Performative Frames and Public Tastes (104-108)
Magali Sizorn

A Modern Version of Running Away and Joining the Circus: From Inner City to around the World (109-115)
Jessica Hentoff

Is Social Circus the Other of Professional Circus? (Section Editor: David Fancy, Brock University)
Is Social Circus the “Other” of Professional Circus? (116-133)
Olga Lucía Sorzano

Social Circus: Developing Structures for Program Efficacy in the United States (134-140)
Amy Cohen

Freaks No More: Rehistoricizing Disabled Circus Artists (141-146)
Katrina Carter

Welcome to The Cyborg Circus Show: Imagining Disability Futures Beyond Normative Bodies A Manifesto (147-150)
Shay Erlich

Affirmative Freakery, Freaky Methodologies: Circus and Its Bodies without Organs in Disability Circus (151-162)
David Fancy

Freak and Queer (Section Editor: Charles Batson, Union College)
Freak and Queer: Towards a Queer Circus, Queer Hatchings, Monsters in the Cabinet, and Queering Circus Sessions (163-199)
Charles Batson, Hayley Malouin, Kelly Richmond, Taylor Zajdlik

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