Anke Politz is the artistic director of the Chameleon Theatre and the managing director of Chamaleon Productions. Chamaleon productions organizes and produces extraordinary stage shows and events and is a creative agency and networking partner for New Circus Companies around the world. Anke runs the whole show. She has launched the careers and reputations of individual artists and companies from around the world. In this interview, Anke talks about how she selects work, what New Circus means to her, and the importance of entertainment.


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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

Shannon McKenna is an internationally recognized circus performer and coach. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and working on and back stage for both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater (how’s that for a mouthful?). She founded The Artist Athlete in 2018 as a means to produce educational materials for aerial artists and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the circus industry about their careers. If you’re reading this, you’re probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA, but gravitates towards whichever circus community is the warmest.

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