Pit

Mobile stage for a circus show.

We see a hole, a bare sterile space in the ground, no door, no window, no roof. Three people in an absurdistic space are viewed from above, by the audience. But who's watching who? The audience will probably feel a sense of power by looking down on the players below them. In addition to the curiosity to look downwards versus the fear of height, the audience might feel a sense of being 'God'. Will they help the artists? We want to increase this feeling by using acrobatics. This makes it possible to change the relationships between the audience and the artists. They can quickly reach the eye level of audience and even higher.

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client: Tent
show developed by: Zinzi Oegema & Hanneke Meijers
artists: Anouck Le Roy, Erik Glas, Johan Sjölund
decor built by: Dok
supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Creative Industries Fund

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