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Thursday, August 17


Becoming a Circademic: Combining academics and circus
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You may be a circademic if… you think circus arts are good for people and you like to think about why that might be, you really like research and you also really like circus, or you’re trying to figure out how to link circus with a college degree. This workshop is for all circademics including parents, graduate or college students, and teens trying to figure out post-high-school plans. Attendees will hear about the career paths and current work of a panel of circademics (including Jen Agans, Jean St. John, Holly Adams, Carrie Heller, Colleen McIntee, Jackie Davis, and Amy Cohen), and will participate in discussions of their own ideas and plans with fellow attendees who share similar interests.

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Jen Agans

Research Scientist / Director, Cornell University / Silver Lining Circus Camp
Jen Agans received her Ph.D. from the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University in Medford MA and is now a research scientist at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Her research focuses on the ways in which participation in movement activities... Read More →

Thursday August 17, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am


Director's Roundtable
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A discussion with Shayna Kennedy and other directors in the American circus arts community about best practices, successful strategies, and more.


Thursday August 17, 2017 11:15am - 12:45pm