Stick-stok

The human desire for constant discovery and the tumbling effects of this discovery is the theme of our piece. No matter how much we want time to pause, how much we want to tame or slow down this technological era that’s rapidly changing and tumbling on and on we simply can’t. 

In this piece we try to capture this situation. We go from the discovery of a simple object (in this case the sticks), to trying to understand it: testing how it falls, where it’s balance point is, what it can do, to in the end realize that it almost has a life of its own. The pace becomes more and more rapid, we control the sticks to get higher, we jump further, we move faster but in the end it’s almost always moving us.

Dossier/ Technical-rider Stick-Stok

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

‘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.