publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

American Circus Re-Invented: Queering Cirque Du Soleil

Johnson Jr., Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2011
Abstract
This research examines <em>Zumanity: The Sensual Side of Cirque Du Soleil</em>. Written and directed by Dominic Champagne and René Richard Cyr, this performance departs from the other Cirque productions by incorporating a sexual theme that conceptually reflects a part burlesque, part cabaret performance. Cirque Du Soleil presents an opportunity to ask some important and challenging questions like: Is Zumanity indicative of a change in how nouveau cirque or the contemporary circus movement presents masculinity, femininity, and sexual desire? How does Zumanity conform to, or deviate from, binary heteronormative constructions of human sexuality? And finally, is Zum...
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