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 Zombies, screen representation and the rise of Japanese indie films Entering its 22nd year, the Japanese Film Festival has evolved to become Australia’s gateway to a world of cinema that depicts a very modern Japan. How philanthropy is encouraging creative risk-taking behind the scenes As arts funding becomes harder to obtain, the role of philanthropy in supporting the creative developments of more challenging projects becomes increasingly important. Review: 19 Weeks A courageous and necessary autobiographical work that takes a look at human fragility, vulnerability and the taboo of abortion. Review: Dancenorth's Dust, Brisbane Festival A powerful piece of contemporary dance that flirts with potentially heavy-handed imagery but never succumbs to the obvious or the banal. (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 Join 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 members-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 ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Circus Oz's But Wait...There's More! Photo by Rob Blackburn. 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.