Collection Title: Circus Amok collection
Title: The ozone show
Alternate Title: P.S. 122 presents Circus Amok in The ozone show
Alternate Title: Performance Space 122 presents Circus Amok in The ozone show
Alternate Title: Circus Amok in The ozone show
Date: 1989 Oct. 6
Location: Performed at P.S. 122, New York City, on Oct. 6, 1989.
Work Type: Performance., Circus., Political performance., Queer performance., Theater.
Circus Amok, producer ; conceived and directed by Jennifer Miller ; Billy Swindler & Bobbo, music ; Rick Rey, assistant director/movement coach ; Scott Heron, production assistant, visual design ; Joel Giguere, lighting design ; recorded by Character Generators ; Michael Schwartz, videographer ; Ron English, painting ; Nannette Decillis, Chris Cochran, additional music ; Sara Schulman, additional writing.
Jennifer Miller, Dominique Dibbell, Sarah Germain, Jennifer Green, Scott Heron, Dan Kelley, Jennifer Monson, Bobbo (musician), Scott Lilly (musician) ; Dee Dee Dorvillier, Jennifer Lacey, roustabouts.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:57:57
Language: English
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 greenhouse effect, worldwide epidemics, illegal toxic wasted dumping, ineffective governmental policy, the effect of pollution on endangered species, etc., all interwoven in a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun. Circus Amok ( is a New York City based circus-theater company whose mission is to provide free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City. Directed and founded by Jennifer Miller, the group has been together since 1989 bringing its funny, queer, caustic and sexy, political one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout the city. Over the years the traditional circus skills - tight rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning - have been combined with experimental dance, lifesize puppetry, music old and new, and gender-bending performance art and improvisational techniques, creating new meanings for circus while continuing to entertain the crowds of all ages throughout the city streets, gardens, parks, and playgrounds, inviting the audience to join them in envisioning a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a queer celebratory spectacle.
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Copyright Holder: Circus Amok
Contact: Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller
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Brooklyn, NY 11249
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