– AS HEAVY AS IT GOES / Circus Katoen (BE)

Acrobatics is nothing but the handling of weight and balance!

(Photo: Geert Roels)

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.