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MEMORY MAPS: Explorations for circus dramaturgy.

This residency corresponds to a first stage of research - creation in which we reflect on the motivations for creation. For this, we elaborate questions from the contemporary circus, the theater and our immediate context, which we find mobilizing and resonant to discover the path to the scenic creation and its dramaturgical possibility.  

Our exploration surface is based on the body and its possibilities through the word, the movement, the manipulation of objects, the memory, the intuition, the exchange and correspondence between the different disciplines and experiences that differentiate us and bring us closer to each other.  

We approach the performing arts as a means of expression, as a vehicle for exploration and self-knowledge that is directly related to our history and context, which we inhabit from our body.

Acts of Listening Lab is a perfect place to carry out our research, since the nature of the space related to listening and memory are the ideal combination for a residency on creative motivations, dramaturgy and creation. Spaces like this are necessary to resonate from a more personal state with our art and from there to be able to generate exchange and collaboration.


@Alejandro Délano — Ensayos obra Lipika Sobre la creación del caballo (2019)

Javiera Osorio Ghigliotto. 

Actress graduated from Diego Portales University in 2006. Her acting performance has been present in the spaces of representation, theater, audiovisual and circus. She has also developed as a teacher in the field of movement, teaching at universities, workshops and theater academies, also, as an actress and in research projects, creation and direction in the company Circo Virtual, teacher at Circo Del Mundo and Escuela Elevarte Circo Yoga EPAC, preparatory school of circus from Chile 

In 2018 she founded Proyecto Escritura, a community art installation that promotes meeting, dialogue, expression and reflection through writing in public spaces.

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@Alejandro Délano — Ensayos obra Lipika Sobre la creación del caballo (2019)

Juan Pablo Corvalán. (chile) 

He earned a bachelor’s degree of Arts with a major in acting from the University of Chile. He works professionally as an actor, circus artist, and director.

He is Artistic Director, General Producer & Artistic Management of the multidisciplinary scenic arts company "Circo Virtual" with which he develops diverse scenic works of investigation and creation linking theater, music, drawing and new media with contemporary circus, since 2001. @circo_virtual. He is also Artistic Director, General Producer & Artistic Management “Proyecto Escritura - The Writing Project”, a community-based art installation that promotes writing and memory in public spaces.

He is also a professional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher and professional Massage Therapist in Tuina (Chinese) and Thai Massage.

Contacto: @juanpacorvalan


Circo virtual artes escenicas - artistic collective

Circo Virtual was born in 2001 with the aim of forming a multidisciplinary artistic collective whose work and research is based on contemporary circus and its dialogue with other artistic disciplines such as theater, dance, music, illustration and digital media.

For each project, we articulate a specific working group composed of diverse artists and trades. Musicians, dancers and visual artists are invited to join the creative team and performers of Circo Virtual.

We have created the following works:

Sin Palabras (2001), Dos Punto Cero (2006), Lo Privado (2009), Remanente (2014), Lo que parecía un día normal (2015), Especulaciones Sobre lo Humano (2016-17), "El Ser Humano, una ilusión óptica" (Artes Mediales 2017), "Lipika, sobre la creación del caballo" (2019), "Dimensión Humana" (Artes Mediales 2020), "Estrellado" (2021).

Website: — Instagram: @circo_virtual

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Acts of Listening Lab

514-848-2424, ext. 5465

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1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, QC
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Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and Acts of Listening Lab
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, QC
H3G 1M8

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