A caravan of staggering artists who arrive dancing from an unknown place to present their unpredictable and grotesque fair. Among them we could find a dwarf violinist, a giant poet, a bearded woman and a snake man, a monstrously fat woman and an impoverished aristocrat, an elephant man and a tamer of fleas, body builders and Siamese ballerinas, a limping cyclist and a swallower of knives.

A circus without a tent invades streets and squares, beaches and fields with an explosive and delirious energy. The staggering artists speak an incomprehensible language, yet tell universal epics. As suddenly as they arrived, so they mysteriously disappear playing and singing.

Dramaturgy & Directing
Pierangelo Pompa

Mbalou Arnould, Alex Beraldin, Niels Christian Brinth, Cécile Brosed, Alessandra Cappuccini, Mateo Çili, Elvira Hsissou, Thea Kirk, Lotte Kramer, Olivier Marchepoil, Sara Moscardini, Alice Occhiali, Giulia Pera, Valerio Peroni, Maria Ridder, Alessandra Salvoldi, Barbara Tholozan

Based on traditional and modern melodies, arranged and performed by the ensemble

Altamira Studio Teater in collaboration with the participants of the international workshop The Staggering Circus is coproduced with Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

August 2014