The Tiny Circus at the edge of the World
In a beautiful and surreal circus universe, audiences of all ages are invited on a journey. A magical performance about friendship and freedom – beyond the boundaries of gravity!
Somewhere, way out on the edge of the world, exists a floating rock. A parallel universe, a whimsical planet where time is suspended. Here resides a troglodyte (half-human/half-stone), whose quiet life is disrupted by the arrival of a curious explorer. The explorer carries with her a suitcase filled with circus and magic. The troglodyte’s world is shaken and thrown out of balance, but perhaps together they can create a new equilibrium in this little universe?
Karen Bourre is a juggler, trained at Circus Space in London, and has worked with companies such as Gandini Juggling, Cirque Baroque Cie Préoccupé, Cie Jérôme Thomas, the duet “Have a Ball,” and Cie Manie.
Julien Lanaud, lighting designer, with a background at the Théâtre de l’Eclaircie, Les Derniers Hommes, Frac Théâtre, Cie 9,81, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Cie Gandini juggling, Der Lauf, Oslo Telescopic – and in his collaboration with Karen, he has cultivated a preference for DIY stage design with a touch of magic.
Copenhagen Circus Arts Festival is a biennale that presents international high-quality contemporary circus art. Performances that catch you where the borders between circus and art are erased. Where something new and unique is created!
Dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Kitt Johnson X-act, Kitt Johnson, is the curator of C!CAF.
Johnson has many years of experience with the festival format, a continuous collaboration with AFUK/AMOC and a longstanding affiliation with the Danish circus milieu as well as international network connections as jury member in circusnext and currently acting mentor in their lab program. Coming from this background, Kitt Johnson X-act hopes to be able to contribute to the development of contemporary circus as a genre on a national level.