13. 2. 2024 / 20.00
Divadlo Ponec

Price: 490 Kč / 350 Kč

A man dressed in a glam style manipulates thirty iron kettlebells. Dealing with the awkwardness forces his body into a new shape with every movement. This play results in a fragile, ever-expanding composition implying effort and collapse. Girevik challenges the historically hyper-masculine aura around the kettlebell and seeks an alternative poetics of labour.

Roman Škadra is a Slovak circus maker currently living in Berlin. In his work, various techniques merge to investigate the relationship between body and object. His performances are centred around absurdity and intense physical exertion. He draws inspiration from literature, visual art, sports, or human labour.

Creation and Performance: Roman Škadra
Research Collaboration: Benjamin Richter, Aleksandras Lempertas
Kettlebell Coach: Frank Kraft
Outside Eye: Benjamin Richter, Darragh McLoughlin, Claudio Stellato
Stage Construction: Tomasz Bajszarovicz
Production: Anna-Katharina Andrees, Ute Classen

The performance was created as part of the residency programme of CIRQUEON – Centre for New Circus. The project is supported by the National Recovery Plan.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR, Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH Berlin, schloss bröllin e.V., Ringlokschuppen Ruhr Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Center for the Development of Choreography SE.S.TA Prague, Cirqueon Prague.

Duration: 50 minutes
Age: +10