Circus Arts | object theatre | Street theatre | visual theatre
- Genre: Circus Arts | object theatre | Street theatre | visual theatre
- Web: solo Josef Stiller
In an intimate circle, a performer is moving together with balancing or falling Bamboo Sticks. But if it really is the stick that gets caught and the performer that is catching will be negotiated throughout the 45 min performance. In a simple and smart way, the performer is playing with the natural reactions of each audience member. This way, he does not only manipulate the Bamboo sticks, but also the focus and attention of the audience. A surprising sound design rounds up the performance and makes the seduction perfect.
Responsive Round is not just crossing, but even breaking the borders between audience and performers. The performance re-defines theatre in creating a participating play which would not exist without audience. In a sensitive way, the performer communicates with eye contact and movements and plays with human reflexes and reactions. People of all age and different social and ethnical backgrounds enter the circle as individuals and while becoming part of the play they grow together and share commemorable moments.
Responsive Round is a solo project initiated by Josef Stiller in 2016. His deep and intense research has recently be supported by Zirkus ON (DE), Keep an Eye Project (NL) and Circus Re-Searched (AT)
Josef Stiller is holding a BA degree Fontys ACaPA Tilburg (2019). he is researching about the theme of balance since 2016. Stiller is currently living in the Netherlands.
Josef Stiller also is co-founder of KLUB GIRKO (NL, 2017). Here Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel are searching for new languages to relate circus arts to dance, theatre, music and fine arts. Driven by the desire not to rest on an accomplished comfort zone they understand KLUB GIRKO as a framework for artistic exploration, collaborations and creations of many kinds. Both artists are involved in solo projects and cooperations with other artists and projects.
idea + author + performer
Ganna Poppea Veenhuijsen
2019 Festival Circolo
diametre: ca 6 m
(plus 1 - 2 rows of chairs, 30 - 70 chairs)
height: min 5 m
also possible: 8 m (z.B. entrance halls)
2 - 3 hours
team on tour
2 - 3 Personen
ca 30 - 40 MInuten
1 - 2 x pro Tag
depending on venue: max 150
with support by
circus re:searched - Kreativkultur Wien, AT
BUZZ - Zirkus ON, DE
keep an eye project - Buro Piket, NL
created in residences at
Imaginarius Creation Center, Porto, PT
Studio 44 Nordhausen, DE
CircusDanceFestival - Ehrenfeldstudios Köln DE
Maison du Jonglage Paris FR