The spleen of performers
"If the whole world is turned upside down, one sector is hit hard by the current pandemic is the performing arts. In an already precarious environment, the health crisis has amplified the insecurity, isolation and spleen of artists. Yet, despite unemployment and the absence of an audience, artists are resisting the depression by remaining proactive. An overview of the situation."
In this article from La Presse, a few artists, including actor David-Alexandre Després and acrobat David Girard, both employed by Cirque du Soleil before COVID-19, share their concerns about the future. It reminds us how important it is to support our artists and artisans and to keep them active so that they can cultivate hope.