Can Australian circus bounce back from pandemic disruption?

How will our medium-sized circus companies maintain international presence and profile post-COVID?
A female circus performer photographed mid-air with an audience looking on behind her.

COVID hit the arts industry hard. It hit medium-sized performing arts companies very hard. Tours were cancelled and troupes were locked down in foreign countries, and at home. Creatives were forced to adapt to these new conditions or perish.

Now, with borders reopened and lockdowns seemingly a thing of the past, new processes are being developed and new tours slowly booked.

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Mandy Partridge is a Brisbane writer who has done time in London and Perth. Mandy has an MA and a BA from UQ, where she edited 'Semper Floreat'. Partridge wrote for theatre and circus and her first nonfiction book was about acrobatics. 'Long Pork' reached number 1 on Amazon's lists for War and Peace, Political Freedom and Australian and Oceanian Literature. "Blocked Out' and 'Kandy Krush' are racy crime fiction set in Brisbane; 'Wizz Fizz' from this series, launches this month.