Show Pony
by still hungry

Show Pony follows still hungry’s and Bryony Kimmings’ award-winning hit “Raven” (2019), which toured throughout Germany and internationally.


About the show

Show Pony is the new autobiographical piece by Berlin-based circus company still hungry, in collaboration with British performance maker Bryony Kimmings.

A candid look at a life on stage and the painful moment when the stage no longer wants you, Show Pony brings past, present and an imagined future together as three women try to decide how they can go on, or if they should go on at all.

Packed full of love, laughter and lunacy, Show Pony by still hungry is a joyful scream into the face of the patriarchy that challenges us to question our prejudices towards age and femininity, on stage and off.

Show Pony blends text based storytelling with circus disciplines including straps, vertical rope, contortion and object manipulation. What initially appears to be a look behind the scenes of the circus industry transforms into open-heart surgery, a brutally honest confrontation with childhood conditioning, growing older and the importance of friendship.

 

In the press:

Arte Journal

A mixture of relentlessly candid biographical stories and circus tricks… The show is an almost therapeutic examination of the problems that older women have to contend with in the entertainment industry

Nachtkritik

The three performers daringly embarked on a biographical way of working that is familiar from post-dramatic performance… With Show Pony, the Chamäleon’s goal of distancing the circus from the environment of conventional, commercial entertainment succeeds.

Berliner Morgenpost

Raven, a play about having children and being a mother, was created in 2019 – just as self-critical and socially critical as Show Pony, which is now even more unabashedly autobiographical. A must-see!

Creative Team:

Created by: still hungry & Bryony Kimmings
Performers: Lena Ries, Anke van Engelshoven, Romy Seibt
Sound Design and Original Music: Tom Parkinson
Produced by: Chamäleon Berlin & still hungry
Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR

Genre: Contemporary Circus & Physical Theatre
Age recommendation: 12+
Duration: 60 minutes
Languages: German or English
People on tour: 4
Basic tech needs: Stage min 8x10x6m height, 1-2 hanging points

 

About the company:

still hungry is a contemporary circus collective from Berlin. The three artists and mothers Romy, Anke, and Lena reunited after long years of friendship to create a piece of innovative circus. Powerful images and a good sense of humour make their work truly touching and highly amusing. Their work is fresh, feminist, strong, and unafraid to tackle even intensely personal subjects that don’t lend themselves easily to circus, a genre that is still primarily associated with entertainment.

For their creation show pony, still hungry again collaborated with Bryony Kimmings as creative advisor, a director and performance artist famous for her emotionally intelligent, provocative and refreshing style.

 

Tour Dates:

08. – 10.08.2024: Berlin Circus Festival / Germany

13. – 26.08.2024: Edinburgh Fringe Festival / UK

Past Performances:
PLAY – A guest performance series at Chamäleon Berlin, Jacksons Lane Arts Centre London

Contact:

For booking and material requests please contact:
Alexandra Henn
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director
touring@chamaeleonberlin.com

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