ANZCA is piloting a new project to host an online kōrero for all things Circus! Kōrero means many things, i.e. to speak, have a conversation, tell stories, news, and history. It will be a casual environment where Circus artists from across the country can gather and listen to stories from other Circus practitioners and share their thoughts and ideas.
The idea came about after a discussion that our only online meeting was the AGM which is often very formal and structured. This will be an opportunity to have a more informal, fun and casual space for our community to gather and chat.
Our first Circus Community Kōrero will be held on Zoom on Sunday the 24th July at 11am. This will be approximately 1 hour. We will upload the audio from the conversation afterwards so it is available on our website. Our first discussion will be based around the following whakataukī:
“Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua. I advance backwards into the future, with one eye fixed on the past (lest history’s mistakes repeat themselves).”
We invite members of our community who have a story to share either about the history of Circus in New Zealand (or the broader origins of Circus), the origins of their Circus company (particularly long-standing ones) or even their own origin story that would be of interest to the wider Aotearoa circus community.
Please send your interest through if you wish to share a story to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82127116933?pwd=TFdoa0tHM2NDWGtpZmpDWWV1YmwxUT 09