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SPECIFIC GRAVITY

Exploring experiences of displacement through circus, science, and spoken word

SPECIFIC GRAVITY is a multidisciplinary performance art project that fuses contemporary circus art, physics, and spoken word poetry to analyze experiences of forcibly displaced persons and how they adapt to their place of resettlement. The physics principles attributed to the Greek scientist Archimedes provide a metaphorical framework for these stories; told in three parts: displacement, buoyancy, and specific gravity.

With growing numbers of people worldwide being displaced by conflict and crisis we believe this issue is particularly relevant to our communities and an important story to tell. Our goal is to raise awareness for refugees and foster deeper understanding and empathy towards new members of our community.