28 to 31 mar 2024 — Aljezur

Der Lauf

Les Vélocimanes Associés · Belgium
New Circus — M/8+

The film "The Way Things Go" (1987) by Peter Fischli and David Weiss was the starting point for this exhibition. The everyday life transfigured by the Swiss filmmaking duo in this film, created from a warehouse full of banal objects, in which an insignificant event triggers a cascade of strange occurrences, was the motto for the Belgian company Les Vélocimanes Associés to create a solo called DER LAUF, which means THE RACE in English.

In a dark and intimate atmosphere, with an aesthetic that oscillates between the universe of David Lynch and Intervilles, a French comedy television show from the 1960s, five short juggling acts are presented. With a bucket on his head, which acts both as a constraint and an object of manipulation, a juggler blindly embarks on a series of experiments in which his actions are the source of countless consequences that take him to unexpected places. A long journey in which the audience is always involved and wants to help a juggler blinded by impetuosity to get his plates spinning. In this endeavour, the audience witnesses a constant search for inner control, an escalation of weaknesses or a checkmate of oneself. Everything we see challenges us very concretely about our relationship with ourselves and others.

/ artistic and technical credits

/Design and juggling Guy Waerenburgh   /Juggling and stage management Baptiste Bizien   /External view Eric Longequel   /Lighting Julien Lanaud   /Production Le Cirque du Bout du Monde em parceria com Les Vélocimanes Associés

/Co-production and artistic residences Espace Catastrophe, Centre international de création des arts du cirque / La Maison des Jonglages, Scène conventionnée, La Courneuve / La Piste aux Espoirs, Maison de la culture de Tournai / Theater op de Markt, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof / Circuscentrum, Latitude 50, PERPLX, Circusfestival / Le Prato, Théâtre international de quartier, Centre culturel d'Isbergues / Théâtre Le Majestic, Ville de Carvin. Com o apoio da Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles / DRAC / Région Hauts-de-France / Département du Pas-de-Calais / Communauté d'agglomération Hénin-Carvin / Ville de Carvin / Ville de Lille

Aljezur – Espaço Multiusos de Aljezur
28 to 30 mar 2024 (thu to sat) – 09:00 pm
31 mar 2024 (mon) – 05:00 pm
Running Time
60 min
Age Rating
10€ Adult
5€ Children aged 8 to 11

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