Acrobatics is nothing but the handling of weight and balance!
In the performance AS HEAVY AS IT GOES Willem and Sophie are stripping down their circus discipline to the essential, redefining their practice with a little help from a pile of heavy potato bags. Innovative and humorous. Touching and thought provoking.
Who ever thought that 50 minutes of labour could be so enchanting?
Circus Katoen is a Belgian based company with the two artists Willem Balduyck (Belgium) and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries (The Netherlands). They both followed a similar path, starting at a young age learning various circus disciplines and they met at the professional circus education Codarts Rotterdam Circus Arts.
In Pakhus 11: Tuesday 26/3, 20.00
Made and played by: Willem Balduyck and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries
Artistic Coach: Geert Belpaeme
Physical support: Kitt Johnson
Artistic support: Sebastian Kahn
Light design: Kris Van Oudenhove
Staging: Rinus Samyn and Kris Van Oudenhove
Costume: Lorelinde Hoet
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 5, BWV 1056 in F minor, II – Largo
AS HEAVY AS IT GOES was a Laureate project in CircusNext 2015-2016, Europees scheme, coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European commission. Circus Katoen is subsidized by the Flemisch government.