As performances do circo na rua: escolhas, expectativas e aprendizado do saltimbanco contemporâneo

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This research seeks to see street circus artists, here called contemporary saltimbancos, through the eyes of Cultural Performances. For two years the street artist from Goiânia was observed in his rituals, in order to understand the choices he makes in his daily life. Street art is often undervalued, however it can be seen that the influx of artists from different states and countries has grown in the streets of the capital of Goiás in the last decade. The present research was to search in the own artists' speeches a way to better understand this growth through semi-structured interviews. The street circus artist's learning style has been observed since local weekly meetings to Festivals and Conventions that bring together artists from all over Brazil and Latin America, bringing to the forefront a network of organization and relationships. By following the events of the street performers it was revealed a collective movement, mentioned by many as an aggregating factor and, in large part, responsible for the dissemination of circus art in the state. This research brings indicative of how this movement developed and what it brought to the circus art of the Midwest. The research also revealed tensions experienced by circus street artists. Internal relations, the relations between the street artist and society and between the various segments of the area are full of conflicts, inevitably revealed by the coexistence. The conclusions point to the urgency of a discussion about legislation concerning street art and the relevance of circus schools in the development of the circus artist who perform on the street.



BARRETO, Mônica Alves. As performances do circo na rua: escolhas, expectativas e aprendizado do saltimbanco contemporâneo. 2017. 215 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Performances Culturais) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2017.