ABSURD HERO is a contemporary solo featuring the circus and performance artist Roman Škadra. The piece is an elegant fusion of the Theater of the Absurd and circus, chock-full of laughs à la Buster Keaton. With a sparse stage set dotted with a few red objects, the work reveals a dead-pan delirious drama between artist and large heavy globe. Referring to Camus' philosophy – Absurd Hero presents circus as a potentially joyful, yet endlessly futile endeavour.



07-11th July 2020 residency at Pfefferberg Theater Berlin

06th August 2020 work in progress at Klovnbuf Festival Ljubljana

10-17th August 2020 residency at Ehrenfeldstudios Cologne

23rd September 2020 work in progress at Atoll Festival Karlsruhe

02-06th November 2020 residency at Katapult Berlin

13th November 2020 work in progress at Nuit du Cirque 2020 in Hamburg - postponed

12-18th February 2021 residency at Cirqueon Prague


Concept and Performance Roman Škadra

Artistic Advisor Darragh McLoughlin

Creative aids Ana Jordão, Lorenzo Aureli, Declan Mee

Light Design Emese Csornai

Coaching Anna-Katharina Andrees

Supported by CircusDanceFestival residency program (Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), Zirkus ON 2020/2021 (BUZZ - Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus e.V.), Atoll Festival/Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Circus Dance Festival Cologne, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Cirqueon Prague, Jatka 78 Prague, Katapult Berlin, Sztukmistrze Lublin, Plum Yard Malovice, Circ'Opificio Palermo, Ehrenfeldstudios Cologne, Circus Schatzinsel Berlin, Pfefferberg Theater Berlin.


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