Luuk Brantjes / Lone

In his residency at DYNAMO, Luuk works on his solo performance, ‘Lone’

The performance

LONE is an abstract solo circus piece that portrays the fine line between alone and lonely. It is a tribute to being alone, to the inventive self, to the self that is comfortable with being by itself. In a society where we are constantly connected, we have become afraid of being alone. We have associated being alone with lonely. Being alone is frowned upon. In my show I want to remember the self that can be alone and display the joy, beauty and tranquility that comes with it.

A discipline that contains a lot of force and power yet has the possibility to canalize that force into a state of weightlessness. With the combination of a teeterboard, Luuk himself and an innovative structure, Luuk expands the boarders of what teeterboard is, and can be. Using his discipline to not only show the virtuosic figures that come with it but use it for expression and dialogue.

The discipline

The artist engages with a discipline that contains a lot of strength, yet has the possibility to channel that force into a state of weightlessness. With the combination of a teeterboard, his own body and an innovative structure, Luuk expands the borders of what teeterboard is and can be. Using his discipline to not only show the virtuosic figures that come with it but use it for expression and dialogue.

“Circus is not about accomplishing the impossible, it’s about challenging it. And the dance this creates between the performer and the impossible makes circus so appealing.” – Luuk Brantjes

Work in progress showing

Short interview with Luuk

The artist

Luuk Brantjes is a circus artist from Oosterbeek, a little town in the Netherlands. He started his circus career at the age of 5, joining a youth circus. At the age of 15 he got accepted in the preparatory program of Codarts Circus arts, which eventually resulted in his acceptance to the Bachelor in circus arts of Codarts in 2015.

He spent 2 years in Codarts developing his general skills as a performer and specializing in the discipline Teeterboard. In 2017 he got accepted to the Bachelor in Circus arts of DOCH, university of dance and circus in Stockholm, where he continued his studies to become a circus artist.

This residency is made possible through the DYNAMO residency programme, with support from Statens Kunstfond.

In residency at Dynamo from Feb. 26. 2021 to Mar. 12. 2021
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