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.
Concept and Performance: Roman Škadra
Dramaturgy: Darragh McLoughlin
Outside eye: Ana Jordão, Lorenzo Aureli, Declan Mee
Coaching: Anna-Katharina Andrees
Selected and supported by Zirkus ON 2020/2021. 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.