Circus Arts | object theatre | physical theatre | visual theatre
- Genre: Circus Arts | object theatre | physical theatre | visual theatre
- Web: Klub Girko
29.4.2019 Zirkus ON
Today, the Initiative Neuer Zirkus (the German association dedicated to the development of contemporary circus) has published, which project will be suported by the new funding model Zirkus ON. 23 projects applied for this first edition and one of the selected project is "Responsive Ground" by Josef Stiller, one of the artist of Klub Girko. Congratulations to Josef! What is Zirkus ON?
Zirkus ON is a German funding project created by Initiative Neuer Zirkus and several partners (Festival PERSPECTIVES, ATOLL Festival, Ehrenfeldstudios, Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg, Pfefferberg Theater, Composé Festival und den Chamäleon Productions) dedicated to the development of contemporary circus. 3 projects will be selected who will be accompanied during creation and can present work in progress to curators and professionals. The accompaniment consists of mentoring, residency, workshops, presentations, promotion - depending on the needs of the projects. 23 projects applied for this first eidion of Zirkus ON.
122 x 244
- and a lot of little pieces
Every carpenter or DIY freak will be jealous of this show by Klub Girko. In 122 x 244 and a lot of little pieces, Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel manufacture a masterpiece of wood. With incredible balance tricks (and without losing their wallets) they set to work, balancing with ease at blood-curdling heights amid flying sticks and floating planks.
On stage: a wooden plank of 122x244cm, a lot of smaller blocks and pieces, and two people. In the course of this playful performance, the two artists Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel investigate the properties of this unyielding yet warm material, and their relationship to it, through the actions of balancing, throwing and stacking. What changes in these transformations? And what does it mean for the performers? Lighter doesn’t necessarily mean easier, even though it may seem so... The two artists are connected by a common fascination with movement. In this circus-theatre spectacle they find themselves in various situations of dependency and trust, power and sensitivity – in between flying sticks and floating planks.
Josef Stiller, Julian Vogel and Laurence Felber founded Klub Girko in 2017 while still students at Fontys Academy of Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg, Netherlands. The three artists see Klub Girko as a space to research new creations in the performing arts but also as a reminder to keep things moving and stop them from getting stuck in a comfort zone or certain style. Under the label Klub Girko the artists tour collective and solo works. The company is based in the Netherlands.
idea + concept + performer
light & sound
Joan Van Loon
stage & objects
min 8m x 8m (height: min 5 m)
black dance floor
ca 4 hours
team on tour
2 artists / 1 technician / (1 manager)
from 6 years on
Theater Bouwjaar’84, Tilburg
Maison des Jonglages, Paris
TENT Circustheater Producties
Société Suisse des Auteurs, SSA