Making a circus show grounded in community-care and self-care.
In this video, we hear from Jo Dunbar, co-director of new Women’s Circus show Momentum and performers Vivienne Halat and Melinda Smith. They discuss some of the methods of collaboration and devising they developed over two years of working together, and the shared principles grounded in self care, deep listening and the idea of meeting people where they were at. They talk about balancing their mental health and how the principles developed by the whole ensemble gave them permission to fully exist as complex performers and individuals. This Mental Health Matinee was recorded as part of the Alter State festival 2022 and proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation.