The Dean Roy International Lecture Series: Philippe Goudard and Sandy Sun

thThis event is co-organized by Concordia University Risk Research Working Group Member Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux in collaboration with The Dean of Concordia’s Faculty of Arts and Science, Dr. André Roy. It will address questions of physical risk before and after accidents with reference to accidents in circus performance. This event is part of Concordia’s Wellness Week.

Part of Concordia University’s Wellness Week – Resilience and Perseverance

The Dean Roy International Lecture series welcomes Philippe Goudard and Sandy Sun for an evening exploring the theme of resilience and perseverance through circus arts.

On the program:

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.


By Philippe Goudard (MD. PhD. Professeur en arts du spectacles, Montpellier 3 , France)

Cette communication présentera quelques résultats de recherches sur la manière dont les arts du cirque interagissent avec la réception des spectateurs, et rendra compte des aspects bénéfiques du cirque dans certains domaines extra-artistiques.

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

TRAPEZE-EXISTENCE-CIEL [Presentation in English]

By Sandy Sun (Award-winning trapeze artist and lecturer)

Combining storytelling and performance, Sandy Sun tells the story of her catastrophic fall from a trapeze during a performance in an Italian circus. After a remarkable recovery two years later, Sun was back performing at the highest international level.

The Dean Roy International Lecture Series invites experts from around the world to share their expertise on a variety of issues through a multidisciplinary lens.

When: Wednesday 6 March, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Milieux Resource Room, EV building, 11th floor, room 705.

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