Quality of Life II (1999) Quality of Life II (1999) Photo/Foto: Circus Amok
  • Title: Quality of Life II
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:21:15
  • Language: English
  • Date: June 1999
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

Quality of Life II (1999)

Circus Amok's show "Quality of Life II," is a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun, bringing together utopic and dystopic aspects of living in NYC at the turn of the millennium. Police brutality, privatization, and excessive construction of corporate and commercial buildings in former residential areas (including the demolition of community gardens) are some examples of restricting the pubic sphere; the troupe counteracts in support of education, advocating for freedom and creativity, community building, and the public denunciation of abuse and injustice. Video footage was shot in Tompkins Square Park.

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PERMANENT URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/k0p2ngq5

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