Money Amok (1996) Money Amok (1996) Photo/Foto: Circus Amok
  • Title: Money Amok
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:15:09
  • Language: English
  • Date: June 1996
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

Money Amok (1996)

Circus Amok's show, "$$$ Money Amok $$$," performed in 1996 in diverse New York City parks and other public spaces, revolves around the political and social implications of the current U.S.economic climate. Issues like financial monopolies, budget safety nets, financial loopholes, the national debt, the cutting of social programs, the corporate dependence on government handouts, and the unequal distribution of wealth under the idea of "progress" are all uncovered. Through the unveiling of these issues, the piece poses an open call for civic activism and empowerment, a demand for justice and for a revision of the coordinates of American civil life, all interwoven in a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun.

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