All Genius All Idiot

1st April, 2017
8.00 pm

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Artistic collaboration:
Peter Jasko
Michiel Tange van Leeuwen
Production design:
Kasper Svenstrup Hansen
Zuzana Režná
Technical director:
Carlos Ferrer
An event jointly organized with Trafó House of Contemporary Arts.

Supporters: Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Arts Commission, Stockholms Stad, Subtopia, Cirk la Putyka, Cirkör LAB, Jacksons Lane

Ticket prices: 2400 Ft

Student ticket: 1900 HUF

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Liliom u. 41.
+36-1 215 1600

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All Genius All Idiot 
Photographer: Jakub Jelen

All Genius All Idiot

Performance by Svalbard Company
  1. Created and performed by: Benjamin Smith, John Simon Wiborn, Tom Brand, Santiago Ruiz Albalate

A musician in sunglasses and a deer costume sets the mood for three acrobats who look and act like wolves, fighting with each other and climbing on everything. Then this “acrobatic pop concert” slowly transmutes into a queer variety show. Costumes are shed and common sense is ditched. There is a fine line between the genius and the idiot, just as between instinct and reason. But where does it run?

The performers use their professional skills (Chinese pole, rope, balancing, acrobatics) to reveal their extreme world. With live music that alternates between beauty and bizarreness, the acrobats push the envelope of contemporary circus, opening ways towards theatre and comedy. Its surrealistic and spectacular apparatus makes the end result unforgettable in every respect.
This is the company’s first production, which won the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival’s prizes for the best production in contemporary circus and physical theatre.


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