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  • Title: The Medicine Show
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:25:07
  • Language: English
  • Date: September 2001
  • Location: various parks, New York City
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Circus Amok Cast and Band
  • Credits: Circus Amok

The Medicine Show (2001)

Circus Amok's "The Medicine Show" is a joyful extravaganza of acrobatic artistry, satiric skill, and good old-fashioned circus fun, dealing with the political and social aspects of health. Exploring issues like alternative medicine, the historical portrayal of medicinal products through racist propaganda, mortality, worldwide epidemics, and health insurance, the piece delves into the capitalist strategies of pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies. Countering these policies, the piece strongly advocates for universal healthcare and widespread access to indispensable medical resources. The video footage was filmed at Coney Island.

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