OUR NEW SHOW in the making...
We will create an indoor circus performance, between 60 and 90 minutes, for all audiences, that will premiere in spring 2022.
The idea was to start the first residency in the spring. Regarding the situation it was impossible to meet and facing this issue we decided to postpone the physical meeting and started brainstorming anyway. Each one sitting in their home. One in Stockholm, one in Brussels, one in Berlin, one in Rovaniemi, two in Toulouse, one in Lorient and one in Buenos Aires!
With the start of this creation in such an peculiar context we ask ourselves what is it that people need? What is essential to everyone beyond our basic physiological needs?
First of, we have human connection, as something crucial. We face the importance of being needed, be that for other people or for society at large. We believe that this connection is what brings meaning to people's lives.
From there we go to what we all share, at the deepest level. Simply the experience of being human. The experience of being human and being faced with something bigger than yourself, be that the intricacies of society, the inner universe that keeps unfolding or the vast power and unforgiving beauty of nature. The very climax of being human, or Peak Experience. One can call it spiritual, sacred or even metaphysical, they remain the same experience.
The tools we are working with, apart from the circus techniques, are high level athleticism, absurd physical imagery and dark humor.
Twisting our rituals into something abstract, to get to the core of what we all share.
Telling each other stories about what we are and recreating a shared reality for the artists and the audience.
For this project to happen we are looking for residencies, co-production, subsidies and support in any way.
As we are in the first steps of the process the following budget is a provisional one.
We are aware that touring a circus show is very difficult to reconcile with our sustainability standards. To minimize our impact we will follow a vegetarian diet and not travel by plane.
Artistic direction: still in discussion
Acrobatic direction: Maxim Pervakov
Music creation: Peter Reynolds
Light design: Clémentine Semaille
Production: Sophia Kurmann
Funded by: Konstnärsnamnden and Kulturådet Sweden, Culture point north, the Nordic council
Coproduction: Dynamo - Workspace for circus and performing art
Residencies & Partners: Espace Catastrophe, Latitude 50, Dynamo, Cirko, Werkplaats Diepenheim, Tollhaus Karlsruhe, CirkusKvarnen, Riksteatern Hallunda, Werkplaats Diepenheim
They try to be better together, to "reach the sky". It's about links, community or family. And yes, they are definitely not the same people. They don't even speak the same language. Babel's curse? Forget it! They'll do better no matter what happens. By chance, they have Fika*. Kaaos Kaamos intends to explore the tension between "be yourself" and "be together". For that, they use six strong characters in a quest for a common language: the body; a common ritual: the food; a common symbol: the magnesium.
*Fika: the strong Swedish tradition of having coffee and something sweet, usually shared with a colleague or friend in the afternoon.