A stuffed duck and 70 juggling rings is all they need. With a subtle sense for each other’s presence, the two jugglers employ equal parts artistic skill and simple chance to conjure up situations which are both surprising and touching. With each juggling throw, a new moment begins. A show in which a moon and a duck are everything and nothing.
Rapid Eye was founded in 2010, and has since then managed to establish itself with a unique profile in contemporary performing arts. The company creates performances on the border between modern circus, dance and visual theater. It reflects a distinct Nordic style of minimalist elegance. The performances are characterized by a love for human beings and their wondering at the world. They explore the perception of reality in a playful way. Rapid Eye questions the big and small things in life. The relation between you, me, life, and the universe are put under the microscope. Humorous poetry, philosophical magic, artistic precision and timing, as well as charming personalities on stage constitute the fascinating uniqueness and quality of Rapid Eye’s performances.
The performance is a collaboration between Momentum Theater and DYNAMO Workspace.
OBS The performance takes place at Theater Momentum.
On all the holes in the whole world. Holes are both scary and exciting. Holes are possibilities and some holes are incomprehensible. So many holes exists, that we will never get to the bottom of it. In a simple ‘do-it-yourself’-manner, two jugglers get 9 shovels, 11 buckets, 76 meters of rope, 3 ladders and a thermos with hot coffee to comprise a whole and holy juggling-performance about everything that exists only because of the things that are absent.
Rapid Eye was founded in 2010, and has since then managed to establish itself with a unique profile in contemporary performing arts. The company creates performances on the border between modern circus, dance and visual theater. It reflects a distinct Nordic style of minimalist elegance. The performances are characterized by a love for human beings and their wondering at the world; it explores the perception of reality in a playful way. Rapid Eye questions the big and small things in life. The relation between you, me, life, and the universe are put under the microscope. Humorous poetry, philosophical magic, artistic precision and timing, as well as charming personalities on stage constitute the fascinating uniqueness and quality of Rapid Eye’s performances.
The performance is a collaboration betweenTeater Momentumand DYNAMO Workspace.
The performance takes place at DYNAMO Workspace.
Work in Progress – Object Manipulation
Note: This is a Work in Progress showing, which means that this is not a finished performance. By contrast, this presentation is a display of ideas and material that may form the basis for a finished performance.
Rhythm performers Villads, Ilmo, Livya & electronic composer Lasse Munk will work together throughout October on the basis of the theme “Action – Reaction”.
As dancers, they will use juggling patterns to see how they can juggle with their own bodies & space. As rhythm people, they will play with the rhythm & timing of juggling.
Focusing on timing, time and space. They will explore how to manipulate objects without being in direct contact with them, through the power of their bodies with breath, tramp & clap – from step, body percussion, beatbox as well as electrical appliances.
Melodic Objects // Jay Gilligan
A century ago jugglers used to first think of a trick and then build a unique prop to accomplish that goal or concept. But in modern times, juggling props are mass produced and it all becomes a matter of what different tricks one can do with the exact same prop that everyone else in the world has. When a new prop is finally introduced to the artistic community, the challenge becomes finding things to do with that particular shape that can’t be done with anything else in the world.
It’s equally easy to juggle with an apple and an orange, but quite another matter to find tricks that specifically need one instead of the other!
It’s harder to justify a certain design using traditional older juggling techniques because almost anything can be thrown into the air and caught. This is why a lot of new techniques end up using minimal throws, where the objects are more in contact with each other and physically interact. This physicality in the manipulation starts to blur the border between juggling and a lot of the other time-based art forms of puppetry, dance, mime, storytelling, and even music.
The show is closely related to all of these other arts, and yet stays true to juggling, though a form of juggling you may not have seen before.
The relation to music is furthered as a tribute to the world famous juggling troupe “The Flying Karamozov Brothers,” who observed: “Juggling is a series of events, throws and catches happening with respect to time. Music, similarly, is a series of events, notes as graphed against a continuum of time. This relationship between time and events in music is called rhythm. That same term, rhythm, can also be applied to the same relationship in juggling. So, as we’ve just seen, juggling is rhythm and music is rhythm. Now logic tells us that if A equals B, and B equals C, then A equals C… therefore, juggling is music!”
Jay Gilligan is an American juggler from Arcadia, Ohio, currently performing and living in Europe. He is one of the most creative and successful jugglers in the world. Jay is the main teacher of juggling and creator of the juggling program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden.
What exactly is the satisfaction to hit a nail into wood? What is the sensation when sanding a surface and how does it feel for a machine to work? In this creation the performers share the stage with tools and machinery in a unik circus experience.
Sawdust Symphony talks about the human desire to create: the process from vision to construction, the tragedy of work and the relationship between tools and humans.
With object manipulation and Magie Nouvelle, a unique and absurd story is told about the universe of work.
Outside Eyes: Lucho Smit, Darragh McLoughlin Production: Korzo Theater, Mirjam Zwanenburg Special Thanks: Birgit Haberkamp, Philipp Dünnwald, Daniel Beiter Support: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich (AT), Werkplaats Diepenheim (NL), TENT circus producties (NL), Latitude50 (BE), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof Neerpelt (BE), Dynamo Workspace Odense (DK)
Boldly progressing backwards
Pendulum is two aristocrats’ cavalcade of self-reinforcing idiocracies and a peculiar fascination with everything that sways, cradles or swings.
Well-equipped with pocket watches, monocles and promising ingenuity that had previously led their peers to ground-breaking discoveries, two noblemen set out on a journey of inexplicable importance. In the familiar surroundings of upper-class comfort not even stupidity stands in the way of these two and their ingenious discoveries.
Slowly, it dawns on them however, that not everything is as it once was, for what is Nobility without riches, servants and reason?
DURATION 50 min. AGE 8 years and up
TICKET Adult pre-sale: 120 kr. Adult at the door: 200 kr. Retired, poor, students and youth u/25: 80 kr. Children u/15: 40 kr
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“Pendulum, by the circus artists Thom Monckton and Luis Sartori do Vale is a playful flash for the greats of silent and physical comedy Buster Keaton, Jacques Tat and Freddie Frinton. The performance is a tribute to the greats of silent and physical comedy Buster Keaton, Jacques Tati and Freddie Frinton, familiar to many as the master of ceremonies of Miss Sophie, who every new year celebrates her 90th anniversary in the sketch Dinner for One. (…) In Pendulum, the stage is a playground and a game field. Instead of circus props, the momentum is taken from a rocking chair, a rocking horse, a rocking camera, and a rocking table. (…) The imaginative performance is my cup of tea, sugared with humour.” – Review of Pendulum, after the show in Oulu, Finland 2021 by Eeva Kauppinen
Horror film esthetics and eternal restlessness
All the things that constantly move back and forth is the essence of restlessness! Yet, we find in these motions an intrinsic comforting, as if they remind us of an experience before consciousness.
The performance aims to combine the explosiveness and action of circus
with the human physical response to gentle constant movement.
Only Bones featured at LIMF2017, [is] one of today’s most accomplished and
inventive physical comedians. – (London Mime Festival)
★★★★★ “Monckton’s ability to manipulate the smallest parts
of the body, not just to do this expertly well but while establishing a playful
relationship with the audience, is mind-blowing” – (Across The Arts)
Sartori do Vale:
[With Luis] “We find ourselves at the crossroad of circus and visual arts and it’s just beautiful for the eyes.” – Branchés Culture
[Luis Sartori do Vale delivers] “A real scenic language that calls for the elegance of the gesture.” – ledauphine.com