- Genre: Circus Arts
- Web: Common Ground
DE / BE
How common is the ground? Quite normal if you stand on your feet. But what if you are doing circus?
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
Common Ground - how we define the ground we share, the ground we communicate on, the ground we grow on, the ground where we can be both an individual and a group.
At first we are this particular group of circus artists on stage, determining our common ground with the audience. To take it further we are part of a society and part of humankind, were common ground is still the basic principle for communication and understanding and the construction of our common future. A future based on the acceptance of the individual freedom as well as the positive experience of the collective.
Common Ground - because together we are more than just a sum of individuals.
Common Ground is a collective of six internationally experienced circus artists who have come together to create a show. They all met at the “Academy for Circus and Performance Art” in Tilburg, Netherlands, they all have successful careers as solo and duo artists as well as performing in different collectives, companies and circusses. They have always had the desire 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 Oegemi, Iris Pelz and Lisa Rinne.
author / concept / direction
Kollektiv Common Ground
theatre / chpiteau / big venues / outside
ca 4 x 10 m, height min 9 m
anchor point for chinese pole
team on tour
1 - 2 technicians
2 x 500
2 x 1000 - depending on stage situation
from 8 years on
Common Ground vzw + Common Ground GbR
Theater op de Markt / Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof BE
Kulturzentrum Tollhaus ev. Karlsruhe
Festival Cirkl, Leuven BE
Kinder- und Jugendzirkus Paletti, Mannheim
Festival Perplx BE