The Greatest Show on Earth Ein internationaler Performance-Zirkus für das 21. Jahrhundert

Frankfurt LAB [Schmidtstraße 12 (Gallus)]


Humans, animals, sensations! Experience the crème de la crème of the international performance avant-garde! 14 international artists risk everything in a circus show without a safety net and rise to the challenges faced by people in the 21st century! See Europe’s most radical choreographic couple Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek in a daring-baring trapeze act! Experience Meg Stuart and fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard’s spectacular survival training for the future! Hold your breath when Valérie Castan and Antonia Baehr perform their dressage act of the self! Let Eisa Jocson’s performance of happiness perplex you!  Be there when the performance duo Hendrik Quast and Maika Knoblich test the relationship between humans and animals and Jeremy Wade incites a revolution with a clown’s entrée! Marvel at the reckless battle between artistic combo contact Gonzo and the death machine! And above it all: the neo-Dada 2-Mann-Thing-Orchesters Les Trucs as the circus band!

In German and English.

Choreography: Antonia Baehr & Valérie Castan, contact Gonzo, Eisa Jocson, Hendrik Quast & Maika Knoblich, Philippe Quesne, Vincent Riebeek & Florentina Holzinger, Meg Stuart, Jeremy Wade * Stage:  Philippe Quesne * Music: Les Trucs (Charlotte Simon, Zink Tonsur) * Idee, Dramaturgie Anna Wagner, Eike Wittrock * Costumes: Caroline Creutzburg, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Christina Neuss * Performance: contact Gonzo, Florentina Holzinger, Eisa Jocson, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Maika Knoblich, Hendrik Quast, Vincent Riebeek, Emmilou Rößling, Vânia Rovisco, Karol Tymiński, Jeremy Wade a.o. * Production management: Eva Lämmerzahl * Production: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and International Sommerfestival Kampnagel * Coproduction: Nanterre-Amandiers Centre Dramatique National and Münchner Kammerspiele * Funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation, Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege in the frame of the project series UNLIMITED and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung * Supported by Institut français, the French Ministry for Culture and Communication/DGCA, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Damaged Goods. With kind support of Frankfurter Rundschau and FRIZZ Das Magazin.

from 18 years only