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The Sisterhood of the Ring

21 November, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Professor Vanessa Toulmin will host this spectacular event which will look at the role of race and gender in the circus. The discussion will focus on the rise of contemporary circus art and the cross fertilisation of performance genres which highlight women in circus and performers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. A starting point for Professor Toulmin’s analysis is the extraordinary image of Miss Lala at the Cirque Fernando painted by Edgar Degas in 1879 and how visibility of women from diverse backgrounds has changed.

There will be performances from contemporary female performers throughout the evening.

In partnership with

Greeen Top Community Circus Centre

Contact email address

g.m.oldfield@sheffield.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
21 November, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Professor Vanessa Toulmin will host this spectacular event which will look at the role of race and gender in the circus, and the rise of contemporary circus art. Discussion will be interspersed with performances from contemporary female performers.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
g.m.oldfield@sheffield.ac.uk
Event partners
Greeen Top Community Circus Centre
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
City/town
Sheffield
Accessibility information
Fully accessible
Image copyright information
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. © The National Gallery, London. Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1925.

Venue

GreenTop Community Circus Centre
Saint Thomas Building, 74 Holywell Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S4 8AS United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Fully accessible