Circus and politics: a very Australian mix Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Daniil Trifonov – Chopin Evocations On the 168th anniversary of Chopin’s death, we celebrate Trifonov’s brilliant new recording. The Diary of Anne Frank The humanity of the Anne Frank story continues to burn across the generations. The Magic Flute A light-hearted rendition of Inspector Morse’s favourite opera at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music. One the Bear One the Bear uses hip hop, fur and allegory to reflect on identity, discrimination, strength and celebrity (Premium content) Premium content Gillian Arrighi Tuesday 6 October, 2015 We may think of politically-oriented circus productions as a recent development, but they can be traced back to the late 19th century. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Gillian Arrighi is Senior Lecturer in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Newcastle.