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Circus Nomads : space - home - identity

Auteurs : Kreusch, Elena Lydia (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Vienne

Éditeur : Universität Wien

Date de publication : 2014

Langue : Anglais

Description : 91 p. ; 28 cm.

Sujets :
Arts du cirque - Philosophie et théorie
Tournées (Arts du spectacle)
Artistes de cirque - Entretiens
Identité (Psychologie)
Interculturalisme au cirque
Cirque contemporain - Philosophie et théorie
Représentation du corps circassien
Relations humaines
Femmes artistes de cirque
Arts du cirque - Europe
Relation familiale
Nomadisme
Mobilité professionnelle

Dépouillement du document :
Prologue : Transnational Fragments
1 - Childhood Memories
2 - Notions of “Home »
3 - Transnational Realities
4 - Circus Attachments

Chapter 1 : Mobilities
1.1 Transnationalism and Transnational Migration
1.2 Nomadism
1.3 European Artistic Mobility
1.4 Working Definition

Chapter 2 : Space – Home – Identity
2.1 Space
2.2 Home
2.3 Identity
2.4 Intersectionalities

Chapter 3 : The European Contemporary Circus
3.1 European Contemporary Circus
3.2 European Transnational Field
3.3 Circus Mobility

Chapter 4 : Analysis of Narrative Interviews
4.1 Research Interest
4.2 Methods and Approach
4.3 “Looking for Freedom”
4.4 “When I get Home”
4.5 “We are Family”
4.5 “[Wo]man in the mirror”
4.6 “Teritorries”

Chapter 5 : Perspectives on Circus Mobility
5.1 Three Mobility Archetypes
5.2 Recapitulation
5.3 Outlook

Résumé :
This diploma thesis aims to contribute to the broad discourses of transnationalism, migration and nomadism. It looks at contemporary circus artists* within the European contemporary circus field, the daily mobility realities they experience and the challenges they face. Aiming to draw conclusions about the interconnectedness of mobility and different forms of belonging, the thesis therefore focuses on individual conceptualizations of “space,” “home” and “identity”.
In a first step, the thesis introduces current debates around transnationalism, nomadism and artistic mobility, positioning their relevancy for circus mobility. This thesis draws on post-colonial and queer-feminist concepts of spatiality, home and identity in order to approach circus artists’* mobile realities. In a second step, the thesis gives an introduction to the European contemporary circus field and its infrastructure, before analysing six narrative interviews with circus artists* and deriving different mobility archetypes to better capture the phenomenon of circus mobility.
The thesis assumes a tension between the co-existing sedentary and mobile realities that circus mobiles* encounter and suggests that a conception of home as feeling of belonging, rather than home as place can help the artist* to find stability in flexibility. The thesis furthermore points out mobile artists’* difficulties to form solid relationships and puts a focus on the artist’s* body and the performance as such, as a stable point of reference for identity formation processes.
The findings allow for new perspectives on belonging in the context of spatial instability and contribute to a better understanding of the emotional costs of migration processes in general and artistic mobility in particular. [author summary]

Remerciement au donateur : Elena Lydia Kreusch

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.301 K9248c 2014

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