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  • Title: The Experimental Walking Tour
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:23:00
  • Language: English
  • Date: September 2002
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

The Experimental Walking Tour (2002)

Circus Amok's show "The Experimental Walking Tour," performed in 2002 in diverse New York City parks and public spaces, exposes the social implications and political controversies surrounding the implementation of the U.S. Patriot Act, as well as the climate of fear, paranoia, persecution, surveillance, and questionable patriotism in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001. The video footage is a composite of parks performances given by the troupe, showing the diversity of outdoor spaces and audience members that frame and share the experience of the Circus. The resulting itinerant performance is an open call for critical thinking and civic empowerment, a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun.