acrobatics | Circus Arts | physical theatre | Street theatre | visual theatre
- Genre: acrobatics | Circus Arts | physical theatre | Street theatre | visual theatre
- Web: Klub Girko
15.1.2020 Int Performing Fair Freiburg: Shortcuts will present Human Time Tree Time
Shortcuts is a sucessful action created by the German Association of Theatre in public Spaces. Eight artists or companies will be invited to present new ideas and projects to an interested audience of professionals, promoters and artists. A kind of speed dating as each presentation
Human Time Tree Time
The performance takes people into the woods to explore the relationship between humans and wood - by all imaginable ways of balancing. People will experience a performance next to dropping trees and balancing humans or – sometimes – next to dropping humans and balancing trees.
The performance takes place outside, in a forest, in a surrounding close to a forest or in a park with trees. It should be like “a trip” into the woods. Therefore, the visitors gather at a meeting point and walk to the performance. To the left and to the right, some structures appear now and then.
With trees and branches found on the location the performers create various structures and images and search for the equilibrium state while facing the different aspects of gravity, which makes balancing possible and impossible. Balancing is strongly influencing the relation between the two performers – between themselves and also their relations to the objects. Finding the equilibrium state of the objects converts balancing from a circus discipline into an exhibition space and art performance in nature, where in the end one big installation will be created, including a full tree with roots and the performers functioning as contra-weights.
A natural surrounding with all its varieties from very old to very young trees, trunks, big and small branches is an inspiring setting full of possibilities and challenges. It also tells about the ephemeral nature of beings. Klub Girko creates a particular experience for the audience reminding them also about the fragility of the relationship between nature and humankind. We all know that this relationship is in danger and that trees and plants are playing a key role in maintaining our climate and planet. Humans and plants seem to have lost balance, even though one is depending on the other.
KLUB GIRKO is founded in 2017 by Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel. KLUB GIRKO is searching for new and contemporary ways of working with their circus disciplines and relating circus arts to dance, theatre, music and fine arts. They are driven by a desire to keep things moving and not to rest on an accomplished comfort zone or certain style. Therefore, they understand KLUB GIRKO as a framework for artistic exploration, collaborations and creations of many kinds.
KLUB GIRKO is organized as a collective and based in Tilburg / NL. Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel both also realize solo projects.
idea + concept + performer
site specific - a site in the wood or in a park with trees and a clearing of ca 10 x 10 m
preparations on site
ca 2 days
+ site visit in advance
different wood and branches
team on tour (3 - 4)
(technician can be provided by promoter)
ca 30 min / max 3 x per day
min 2 days
depending on site: ca 100