In Leverage, two women defy the balance point of a 2.5 meter long pole. The pole acts as a scale, enabling circus performers to defy their physical limits, to define new hierarchies. While climbing, relying on each other and folded under and over each other, the duo is completely absorbed in their relationship. Meanwhile, the pier and chasm below them is surrounded by the ever-threatening danger of more and more raging water.
Performers: Swantje Kawecki, Róisín Harten | Choreography (in collaboration with the performers): Hannah Rogerson | Production: TeaTime Company | Outside eye: Pia Meuthen | Music: Pieter Visser |Images: William van der Voort
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.