TeaTime Company is a trio featuring a juggler, a dancer and a Chinese pole artist. In this piece we work with wooden poles covered in neoprene and rubber (forming transportable, non-rigged Chinese poles). Each performer has their own stick ranging in height from 1m80 to 2m20.
This is where the fun starts: we are three different people with three different heights, cultures and disciplines. Together we can use the sticks to discover circus disciplines in new ways. We make life difficult for each other by pulling a stick away at a critical moment, almost dropping it on someone’s head OR we can help each other: making fun creatures together, building a jungle to climb through, balancing the sticks and ourselves. The sticks allow us to go into our own world where a dancer, a juggler and a Chinese pole artist can play, tease and unite together.
1 Piece, 2 People, 3 Props
An exploration into how two people with differences and similarities create, play, work and share the stage together.
“The performance was delivered with precision, with care. A fine combination between practicality of action in circus with the ongoing transitional flow of dance.” – Heleen Volmans Dans Brabant
Coaching from Pia Meuthen, artistic leader of Panama Pictures.
An Illumination of the research
‘An Illumination of the Research’ is a piece by Chinese pole artist Bavo De Smedt. In it, he finds the game and movement language between himself and a suspended lightbulb. A show of 6 minutes length, suitable for all audiences, it invites the viewer to step into his world and discover the playfulness between the artist and the object. See how the artist finds acrobatic movements to avoid the light bulb. Or maybe not…? This show can be performed in dark places where the light bulb will come into his own.
‘Problemology’ is an 8 min contemporary solo creation made and performed by the Dutch artist and juggler Pieter Visser. The act features up-beat, light juggling with intricate and bizarre body positions and is therefore aimed at all audiences for the frontal stage. Pieter researches the contorted positions his body can assume while he continually creates and solves his own problems.