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Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in New York City on June 8, 1996.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show, 'Money Amok', performed in 1996 in diverse New York City parks, squares and other public spaces. The piece revolves around the political and social implications of the current U.S.economic climate. Issues like financial monopolies, budget safety nets, financial loopholes, the national debt, the cutting of social programs, the corporate dependence on gove...
Alt Title(s): Walking tour
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in New York City in 2002.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show, 'The Experimental Walking Tour,' performed in 2002 in diverse New York City parks, squares and other public spaces. This video shows a composite of the diverse performances given by the troupe, showing the diversity of outdoor spaces and audience members that frame and share the experience of the Circus. 'The Walking Tour' exposes the social implications...
Alt Title(s): P.S. 122 presents: Circus Amok in The ozone show, Performance Space 122 presents: Circus Amok in The ozone show, Circus Amok in The ozone show
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed at P.S. 122, New York City, on Oct. 6, 1989.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's first show, 'The Ozone Show', performed in 1989 at renowned NYC performance venue P.S. 122. The piece revolves around the topic of environmental pollution and its subsequent depletion effect on the ozone layer, along with its manifold ecological repercussions. A 'lack of protection' is exposed through the denunciation of related environmental issues like the g...
Alt Title(s): Ground under, New York: ground under
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in New York City in June 1994.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show, 'NY: Ground Under,' performed in 1994 in diverse New York City parks, squares and other public spaces. The piece revolves around political, social and economic issues at play in NYC, posing a critique of the disconnect between the needs of the diverse, multitudinous population of NY vis-à-vis oppressive governmental policies impacting the city. The skits...
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in New York City in 1998.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show, 'Quality of Life,' performed in 1998 in diverse New York City parks, squares and other public spaces. The piece revolves around political, social and economic issues at play in New York City, while posing a critique of the clash between the needs of the diverse, multitudinous population of NYC, and the oppressive governmental policies impacting the city....
Alt Title(s): Jennifer Miller
Location: Interviewed at Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York City, on Nov. 16, 2006.
Synopsis: Interview with performance artist Jennifer Miller, director of New York's troupe Circus Amok (www.circusamok.org), conducted by Mila Aponte-González for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (www.hemisphericinstitute.org). In this interview, Miller talks about the origins, adventures and exploits of Circus Amok, commenting on the troupe's training, the politics and aesthetics of s...
Alt Title(s): Performance Space 122 presents: Circus Amok in Spies r us, P.S. 122 presents: Circus Amok in Spies r us
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed at P.S. 122, New York City, on Sept. 28, 1990.
Synopsis: Performed at renowned NYC performance venue P.S. 122, 'Spies R Us' is Circus Amok's second show. Through a carnivalesque 'film noir' aesthetic, the piece poses a satiric critique of US foreign (and homeland security) policy, in a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun. The overarching theme of espionage points to conflicting relationships betwe...
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in New York City in Sept. 2004.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's piece, Back to School Show, performed in 2004 in diverse NYC parks, squares and other public spaces. Through the motif of the beginning of the academic year, and in the context of the upcoming U.S. presidential elections that same year, the troupe poses a critique of issues of standardization and accountability, directed both to the public school system and to...
Alt Title(s): Tail of a lost city
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed on Coney Island, New York City, in Sept. 2005.
Synopsis: Handheld footage of Coney Island's 2005 Circus Amok's show 'Princess: The Tail of a Lost City', a queer political performance on city planning and housing policy. The exploits of Bluetessa and Squeemish take us on a quest for affordable housing in NYC, in a legal/magical battle between President Bush's 2005 executive order on Eminent Domain and the civil society's proposal of the Tenant Empowerme...
Alt Title(s): Spies r us
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed at Tompkins Square Park, New York City, on June 24, 2001.
Synopsis: Handheld video documentation of Circus Amok's 'The Medicine Show', performed at Tompkins Square Park in New York City. A joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun, this performance deals with social aspects of health, exploring issues like alternative medicine, the historical portrayal of medicine products through racist propaganda, mortality, wor...
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed at Tompkins Square Park, New York City, in 1999
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show 'Quality of Life II', performed in Tompkins Square Park in New York City in 1999. A joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun, this piece bring together utopic and dystopic aspects of living in NYC at the turn of the millennium. Police brutality, privatization, and excessive construction of corporate and c...
Alt Title(s): Home land security, Homeland security
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed on Coney Island, New York City, on June 14, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show 'Home * Land * Security', performed at Coney Island in NYC in 2003. The piece ponders the political agendas of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, created in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and a key government department linked to the 'War on Terror'. The performance discusses issues of selective profiling, surveillance, threats...
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed at Fort Greene Park, New York City, on June 17, 2000.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amok's show, 'Come and See for Yourselves', performed in 2000 in diverse NYC parks, squares and other public spaces. The piece revolves around political, social and economic issues at play in American society. Poverty, monopoly of resources and other economic inequalities, along with police brutality, unequal rights for ethnic minorities and queer communities, enviro...
Alt Title(s): Ground under II, New York: ground under II
Collection Title(s): Circus Amok collection
Location: Performed in Tompkins Square Park, New York City, on June 4, 1995.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Circus Amoks show, NY: Ground Under II, performed in 1995 in diverse NYC parks, squares and other public spaces. The piece revolves around political, social and economic issues at play in New York City, while posing a critique of the disconnect between the needs of the diverse, multitudinous population of NYC vis-à-vis oppressive governmental policies impacting the city. Sk...