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A Society Circus

by Siobhan Gandy

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A Society Circus is the story of a Congolese pygmy named Ota Benga who was sold into slavery and brought to the United States during the 1904 World’s Fair. The piece takes place in a performance environment composed of dioramas, green screens, live video feeds, and a score featuring inaudible yet tactile vibrations of the elephants of the Congo Basin.

Estimated Project Dates

Fall 2016

Estimated Budget

$10,000