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The fourth VOICES IV edition 'Re-exploring the grotesque' deals with the concept of the grotesque and places it as a foil over the circus. The collected texts pose questions from cultural theory, theatre and circus studies, decolonial, queer-feminist and artistic perspectives. They are reflections on what the grotesque, in its complexity and ambivalence, can tell us today in relation to the diversity of bodies, body images and circus and dance practices.

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The third year's edition of VOICES deals with the so-called non-human turn in contemporary circus. This buzzword can be used to summarise a variety of trends that are united by the concept of viewing human and non-human entities, objects or processes as equally important and giving them the same level of attention.

Under the title "Re-Thinking Objects", this year's edition of VOICES brings together artistic positions and perspectives on the non-human turn in contemporary circus.

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This edition, entitled "Re-Writing Circus", accompanies the symposium of the same name, which took place at the CircusDanceFestival 2021 in Cologne. The following pages bring together different perspectives on writing, thinking and speaking in and about circus. These are perspectives from Belgium, Germany, France and Canada, which we are able to make available in German translation for the first time.

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After we made the decision to postpone this very first edition of the festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the inevitable question arose: “And now?”

VOICES is our answer.


The VOICES online magazine opens a sort of megaphone for the festival artists, beyond performing in circus chapiteaus and on stages. It makes visible what they think we should talk about right now, and what moves and troubles them. Above all, it opens space for the topics that their pieces deal with - usually “live”.

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