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Cirque du Soleil and Beyond: Quebec's Expanding Circus Worlds
November 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dr. Charles Batson will be speaking in Sainer Auditorium about Quebec’s vibrant circus tradition: about Cirque du Soleil, yes, but also about the creative/subversive impact of circus in Quebec’s political and social life.
Charles Batson is a specialist on circus, working specifically on the intersections of LGBT community and performance in the Quebec circus. He is also a Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Union College, Schenectady, New York, and currently serves as president of the American Council for Québec Studies. His work on circus has appeared in several venues, including the volume he co-edited with Louis Patrick Leroux, Cirque Global: Québec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries (McGill-Queens University Press, 2016).