TENT house for contemporary circus

Toolkit for creating contemporary circus

Fueled by a lack of tools to create contemporary circus performances, circus maker Zinzi Oegema looked for a method and did research. She studied publications on circus dramaturgy, read analyses, and collected case studies. Confronted with a lack of material on hands-on circus work, she decided to interview people who had created circus performances that she found interesting. In GRIP Zinzi presents her findings and you can read parts of these interviews.

This bilingual publication is part of a two year development course that circus maker Zinzi Oegema did at TENT from 2017-2018. In addition to GRIP she created three circus performances: MEMO, Barstool Bound and PIT. MADE POSSIBLE BY Performing Arts Fund NL • Amsterdam Fund for the Arts • Creative Industries Fund NL


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"Oegema looks back on the three productions she created ..., lists the building blocks of a creation and spoke with seven leading circus makers. This makes her book a handy and recognisable tool for (aspiring) circus makers." Filip Tielens for Theaterkrant.nl 



Zinzi Oegema

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