The Greatest Show on Earth 2016

Humans, animals, sensations! Join us in the arena of theatre magician Philippe Quesne! 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!

A Mousonturm Production * Age 16 and up * Choreography: Antonia Baehr & Valérie Castan, contact Gonzo, Eisa Jocson, Hendrik Quast & Maika Knoblich, Philippe Quesne, Vincent Riebeek & Florentina Holzinger, Meg Stuart, Jeremy Wade * Set: Philippe Quesne * Music: Les Trucs (Charlotte Simon, Zink Tonsur) * Idea, Dramaturgy: 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 and others * A production of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the International Summer festival Kampnagel, in coproduction with Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers and Kammerspiele München * Sponsored by German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Rudolf Augstein Foundation * With support of the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser Foundation for Art and Culture in the frame of the project series UNLIMITED for the promotion of exemplary positions of contemporary Performing Arts.