Grashoppers (creation 2021)

Grasshoppers is a reproduction of the resilience and vulnerability of nature and the role that we as humans play in it. The 'living' green in this world has to endure a lot. With a turf in the lead, Circus Katoen is looking for a playful way to visualize this process. 

Grass is a living material and recognizable to everyone. On the one hand very vulnerable and on the other hand it can really take a few knocks. In Grasshoppers Circus Katoen removes a piece of green from its natural habitat and brings it above ground level using trestles, planks, rope and their bodies. The audiance follows the artists transforming the grass into an object that is literally mobilized, manipulated and controlled. A portion of nature ends up in unnatural situations, a specialty of mankind

Made and played by: Willem Balduyck and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries
Coaching: Kitt Johnson and Hanne Vandersteene
Artistic advice: Benjamin Kuitenbrouwer
Costumes: Lorelinde Hoet


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