Williamsburg Community Circus: March 2013 – July 2014, Williamsburg Church (Brooklyn, NY)
A monthly interdisciplinary festival founded upon the definition of circus as “unity in diversity”. Each performance included artists working in at least three mediums. As curator, I personally interviewed each artist for at least an hour to sculpt a proper introduction for them on the night of the festival. The space for this festival was donated by the Williamsburg Church and admission for audiences was 100% free. This festival facilitated the creation of over 50 new works over the course of its run with a total budget of $0, and created a warm environment for exploration - rare in the current landscape of New York City.
A selection of artists whose work appeared and was developed at this festival includes:
Ariel Julian Dionysus Yes Abrahams
Jessica G. Smith
Carroll Simmons Performance Collective
Ayden L.M. Grout