GAP of 42 & TUNNEL
PLAY - a series of guest performances
Season: 5. – 8. November 2020
We are starting our series of guest performances PLAY with two short pieces in one evening - very different, but equally charming. Each piece has a duration of approximately 30 minutes. This combination gives a nice impression of the variety of contemporary circus.
GAP of 42 by Chris & Iris
With humour and emotion, Chris and Iris show how they approach their difference in size, creating images and situations that relate to other areas of life and broader relationships. GAP of 42 unites extraordinary acrobatics with situational comedy. Philosophical questions are raised, bizarre images and absurd moments are created. Acrobatics with precision and lightness - impressive, touching, and profound.
"Seldom has one seen a dance or artistic couple that presents the great themes of being so subtly, so poetically" (Bernd Guido Weber - " Schwäbische").
TUNNEL by Maleta company + Hippana Theatre
Two jugglers fantasize about social advancement in order to experience a moment of shared greatness. In the process, they encounter a disenchanted world and raise their utopian demand of a society filled with poetry. On their common path, they must face the challenge of revealing personal ideals, fears and idiosyncrasies to their counterparts. TUNNEL addresses both rivalry and sworn friendship, the desirefor advancement and the fear of falling. In collaboration with Cie Maleta, Hippana Theatre presents a juggling show about the genius of the impossible and the belief in fantasy.
Duration: 2 x 30 minutes
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About the companies
Chris & Iris
Christopher Schlunk and Iris Pelz have worked as a hand-on-hand duo ever since they studied at the Academy for Circus and Performance Art together. They have toured the world with renowned contemporary circus companies for many years, including Cirque Éloize from Canada and the Swedish Cirkus Cirkör - with whom they performed UNDERART at the Chamäleon in 2016.
They also regularly perform in variety and dinner shows, such as Palazzo (Germany) and La Soirée (Australia). In 2019 they celebrated a premiere with Common Ground, a collective of six artists which they co-founded. Their innovative microphone performance, which is entirely without music, has received numerous awards, including the silver medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.
They themselves directed their first duo piece. GAP of 42 treats their difference in size with a lot of subtle humour and depth. One of the duo's outstanding qualities is their precision and ease in performing very demanding acrobatics, as well as their personable and authentic manner on stage.
Maleta Company + Hippana Theatre
Alex Allison is an Irish circus author with a passion for objects, juggling and movement; based in Brussels. In 2014 he founded Maleta Company; and since has been performing, writing teaching and exploring the concept and belief:“Juggling is a language”.
Jonas Schiffauer is a Köln based German circus author, theatre practitioner and co-founder of Hippana Theatre. After finishing his studies at Lassad, Bruxelles, Jonas has continued to write, perform, teach, create and explore the language of Juggling and theatre based performance.
In Summer 2018 Alex and Jonas began the creation on their first collaborative project “TUNNEL”, which they premiered in April 2019 and toured throughout the Summer.
Their vision as creators is to share the virtuously imperfect language of Juggling. Taking inspiration from clown, dance, physical theatre and good coffee.
Written + Performed: Alex Allison + Jonas Schiffauer
Outside Eyes: Eric Longequel, Benjamin
RichterMusic / Sound Design: Moises Mas Garcia