Monthly Archives: October 2015

Preparing to Say ‘Hello?’

MakeShift is super excited to be preparing for our November showing of ‘Hello?’ (read below for show description) in Sifly Piazza. We are so grateful for the support of the Alliance Theater as we continue to work to open access to circus and create socially engaged art! Here we are exploring the super cool space that we will be working in… More to come!

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In ‘Hello?’, we explore the social isolation commonly experienced in the fast paced lives of urban dwellers. With so many roles to play and things to do, sometimes we barely find the time truly connect and say a real ‘Hello!’. Through this show, we find our way out of doing and into being.

‘Our Struggles’ Video (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement, are we now integrated? How does our current of diversity and/or separation effect our lives? A little over a year ago, MakeShift began the journey of the Race Circus Project asking this question to ourselves and our community. Thanks to many generous participants, we collected fifteen hours of recorded stories and experiences. This video is a compilation of the struggles that people expressed in interacting across cultures.  The themes and language are strong, viewer discretion is advised.