- Tour dates:
06/29 + 30 Kortrijk, BE Festival Perplx 09/ 25 + 27 + 28 Karlsruhe, DE Festival Atoll
- Genre: Circus Arts
- Web: Common Ground
10.5.2019 Who wants to get to know about Common Ground before the premiere? Save the dates of the previews!
Exciting! Three weeks of rehearsal in a former church, research of new acrobtic materials, organizing set and other materials, discussion and talks with the outside eye and musical director - step by step the show Common Ground is growing and on May 18 the artists will present y preview of their actual work at the festival Cirkl! in Leuven -
please save the date! Not in town in May, there is another chance to see Common Ground before the premiere, please mark June 19 for a visit to Dommelhof!
The Flemish premiere then will take place on June 29 + 30 at festival PERPLX in Kortrijk. Stay informed about all dates of Common Ground, visit the company website!
23.2.2019 Common Ground : creation period is going to start!
Exciting months to come for the team of Common Ground! Midst of March
the 6 artists - Zinzi & Evertjan, Chris & Iris and Circus UnArtiq (Lisa Rinne + Andreas Bartl) will meet in Gschwend at Cric active to start the creation porcess of the show Common Ground. Afterwards in May, there is another period od rehearsal at Cirkl in Leuven, BE, followed by a residency at Theater op de Markt in Neerpelt, BE. The date of premiere has been already fixed: It is set for June 29 and 30 at the festival Perplx, in Kortrijk, BE. Much to do in short time! Please follow us on our social media channels at instagram and facebook!
DE / BE
How common is the ground? Quite normal if you stand on your feet. But what if you are doing circus?
Premiere in Belgien: June 29 + 30 / Festival Perplx, Kortrijk
Premiere in Deutschland: September 25 + 27 + 28 / Festival Atoll, Karlsruhe
How common is the ground?
Quite normal if you stand on your feet.
But what if you are doing circus?
When you stand on your partner, your ground is two hands.
When you climb a pole, it’s a vertical line.
When you hang on a trapeze, is the ground above?
Often we share a place in the air,
but once back on the ground we go separate ways.
Not so this time.
We want to define the ground we share.
The ground where we can be both, an individual and a group.
It’s ours and it’s yours.
Welcome to this
We are convinced that a group can far exceed the sum of its parts when it finds and identifies a Common Ground. We believe that recognising the value of this heterogeneity simplifies the construction of a liveable common future – one that is based on both a guarantee of individual freedom and the positive experience of companionship.
In this way the concept of Common Ground offers an alternative model to compulsory collectivism on the one hand and radical individualism on the other.
Six artists challenge each other, push their limits, take care of each other, and share their vision of community with the audience.
Common Ground is a concept that contains both the guarantee of individual freedom and the positive experience of the collective – because together we are more than just the sum of individuals.
Common Ground is a collective of six internationally experienced circus artists who have come together to create a show. They met at the Academy for Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg, Netherlands, and have all had successful careers as solo and duo artists as well as performing in different collectives, companies and circuses. They have always wanted to get together again to share their collective experiences and produce something new and exciting. Common Ground are Andreas Bartl, Christopher Schlunk, Evertjan Mercier, Zinzi Oegema, Iris Pelz and Lisa Rinne.
author / concept / direction
Andreas Bartl, Christopher Schlunk, Evertjan Mercier, Iris Pelz, Lisa Rinne, Zinzi Oegema
music / composer + arrangement
theatre / chpiteau / big venues / outside
best : bi frontal, ca 4 x 12 m, height min 9 m
also frontal: ca 6 x 12 x 9
anchor point for chinese pole
team on tour
1 - 2 technicians
2 x 500
2 x 1000 - depending on stage situation
9 - 99
Common Ground vzw + Common Ground GbR
Flemish Government, department Culture, Youth & Media
Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. with means from Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg
coproduction + artistic residence by
- Theater op de Markt / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof , Neerpelt BE
- Festival Perplx, Kortrijk BE
- Kulturzentrum Tollhaus ev. Karlsruhe DE
- Festival Cirkl, Leuven BE
- Festival Cirkl, Leuven BE
- CirkArtiv, Gschwend, DE
- Kinder- und Jugendzirkus Paletti, Mannheim, DE