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The O d'écH2osystème is a wheel four meters in diameter that can be attached by crane to the deck of a ship, a wharf or the banks of the small and large municipalities along the shores of the St. Lawrence River. (Geneviève Dupéré)

Exploring the St. Lawrence River through the performing arts

This article crosses from the river to the stage, to explore the St. Lawrence at the meeting point of marine and freshwater sciences, the fishing, maritime and port industries, and the circus arts.
Researchers found that circus activities improve movement competencies, confidence and motivation. (© Marie-Andrée Lemire, École nationale de cirque, 2019)

Taking the circus to school: How kids benefit from learning trapeze, juggling and unicycle in gym class

Teaching circus arts — from juggling to trapeze — in physical education classes increased children’s physical literacy, resilience and participation, ​with greater gender equity.
Emily Gare, Tara Silcock, and Lachlan Sukroo perform a ‘precarious’ shoulder balance. Rob Blackburn

Circus Oz serves spectacle in garden-inspired Precarious

Precarious, the latest offering from Circus Oz, centres around the tale of a missing seed. It is suitably staged in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens.
Circus and opera crash together in Cirque de la Symphonie. Daniel Aulsebrook

Sequins and symphonies: how opera ran away with the circus

Barriers between artforms are tumbling down in three recent productions that mix circus and opera. The shows range from sombre to silly, but all hit magnificent high notes.

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