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.

 

DATES

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

04-09th October 2020 residency at Cirqueon Prague - postponed to 2021 due to pandemic crisis

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


CREATIVE TEAM AND CREDITS

Concept and Performance Roman Škadra

Dramaturgy Darragh McLoughlin

Outside Eye 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, Schatzinsel Berlin, Pfefferberg Theater Berlin.

 
 
 

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