Looks, touches, rhythms. “Foley” is a contemporary circus piece that is guided and accompanied by exquisite live music. Five acrobats and a musician explore the highs and lows of togetherness. Initially the artists move according to the rhythm set by the music, but soon they question the imposed mood. A red AUX cable interweaves through the entire piece, at times creating chaos and entanglement and other times unifying the group. The piece is full of surprises, flowing through different worlds to themes of vulnerability, trust, light-heartedness, and playful silliness.
The music is a constant but ever evolving accompaniment. All sounds (vocal beatbox, vocals) and instruments (saxophone, harmonica, clarinet) are recorded live with a loop station and mixed directly to electronic beats. In some moments, the performers are instructed through the music, other times a synergistic and constantly reciprocated collaboration between the musician and performer is the status quo.
In this way different atmospheres are brought together by a common thread of music. Apart from the sound system, the piece is unedited and personal. We go without a backstage, lights or make-up.
Our artistic intention
A real and human show
We want to showcase the magic that musicians and acrobats can create when collaborating to make scenes that effortlessly blend visual and auditory stimulation. We also play on our constellation as a company. Indeed, men can be strong and powerful holding up flyers. They can also be lifted, show fear and apprehensions. Equally, women can be lifted gracefully and effortlessly, but they can also be the ones who lift and create stable foundations. We want to show the whole story – not just the curated and the manicured.
As six performers who have worked on many external shows, we felt an itch to create something of our very own that contains our signature energy. We strive to present our fresh and light-hearted approach to group acrobatics to the public in a raw and honest way – without the distractions of artificial lights. We want the audience to be captured in the beauty and awe of tall towers and thrilling throws, but simultaneously feel directly connected to us through the quintessential human details that unite us all.
“The powerful, mostly balance-based acrobatics take place in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing flow. It is the necessary attention and precisely timed responsibility for one another that, in addition to the recognition of technical achievement, is what inspires, even touches, above all in its wordless conformity, its fine communication of the glances.”Review by Eveline Koberg from tanz.at (translated into English)
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Stage Requirements: 8m x 5m flat level ground, with additional space for the audience on 3 sides. Minimum height 5m
In collective creation with the artists:
Kerstin Obschabnig, Yasmine Heyer, Janosch, Uwe Sattelkow, Mimosa Percy, Lily Colleen