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CIRQUE GLOBAL

Patrick Leroux Louis

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
McGill-Queen's University Press

Data premiery:
2016-06-30

ISBN:
9780773546721

477,75 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

'DIV'Essays examine the innovative and influential circus scene as a creative entrepreneurial and cultural force that spans the globe.'/DIV''DIV'With a billiondollar industry centred in Montreal the province of Quebec has established itself as a major hub for contemporary circus. Cirque du Soleil has a global presence and troupes such as Cirque loize and 7 doigts de la main are stateoftheart innovators. The National Circus School of Montreal the only statefunded elite training facility in North America is an influential leader in artistry and technique. Montrealbased Cirque du Soleils Cirque du Monde supports arts for social change on many continents and is renowned for its socialcircus training and research. Cirque Global is the first booklength study of this new variety of circus and its international impact. The contributors offer critical perspectives on this rapidly developing art form and its aesthetics ethics business practices pedagogical implications and discursive significations. Essays explore creative entrepreneurial and cultural forces that are shaping Quebecs dynamic nouveau cirque. Lavishly illustrated with photographs from circus performances the volume showcases Quebec circuss hybrid forms which have merged the ethos and aesthetics of European circuses with American commercial and industrial creativity. Cirque Global is the definitive study of the phenomenon of Quebec circus and is an important model for future research on contemporary circus.'/DIV''DIV'Cirque Global is a precious unique and compelling study on the cultural significance and socioeconomic dimensions of Cirque du Soleil and contemporary circus arts in the province of Quebec and beyond.Ł Paul Bouissac University of Toronto'/DIV''DIV''Taken together these essays provide a comprehensive exploration of the unique circumstances in Francophone Quebec that led to a flourishing circus culture. Essential. All readers.' CHOICE'/DIV''DIV'Until recently research on circus was sparse and mostly conducted at a distance from the ring. However the latest research as this book demonstrates draws on disciplines across the arts and social sciences to consider Quebec circus as a historical s'/DIV''DIV'Cirque Global succeeds in its balancing act of providing a useful volume for newcomers to the cirque as well as those whose research already takes place under the grand chapiteau. A wideranging tourdeforce.Ł The French Review'/DIV''DIV'Louis Patrick Leroux is associate professor of English and French studies at Concordia University and director of the Montreal Working Group of Circus Research. Charles R. Batson is associate professor of French and francophone studies at Union College.'/DIV'

Data Publikacji: 2016-06-30
Wymiary: 235 mm 159 mm

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