Documenting the second Fresh Circus seminar, which took place 12-13 April 2012 at Parc de la Villette in Paris, this publication collects reports from the event's ten breakout working groups. The seminar's uniting theme was an exploration of the 'sustainable development' of circus arts, with sessions covering such subjects as artistic residencies, cultural journalism, cooperation with businesses, the role of new media in developing audiences, and the effect of globalisation on circus aesthetics.
Yohann Floch, 'Fresh Circus #2'
Anne-Marie Autissier, 'Circus at the Forefront of Europe and the Arts'
Ali Williams, 'Social circus: what impact for citizens?'
Ivan Kralj, 'Contemporary circus aesthetics: standardisation, globalisation, and diversity of cultural expressions?'
Martine Linaer-Gijsen, 'Artistic residency programmes: How to make use of space and time?'
Gwendolien Sabbe, 'Which types of cooperation with business are possible?'
Koen Allary, 'How do you criticise circus arts?'
Ludvig Duregård, 'Audience development: the role of new media?'
Markus Wörl, '“Green Circus Arts”: what environmental responsibilities?'
Sari Lakso, 'From début to retirement: which professional pathways?'
Mikey Martins, 'Our neighbours from other continents: which collaborations are possible?'
Maaike van Langen, 'After production and co-production, who is commissioning?'