Acrobatics is nothing but handling of weight and balance!
In the performance AS HEAVY AS IT GOES Willem Balduyck and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries are stripping down their circus discipline to the essential, redefining their practice with a little help from a pile of heavy potato-bags. Innovative and humorous. Touching and thought provoking. Who ever thought that 50 minutes of labour could be so enchanting?
Circus Katoen is a Belgian based company with the two artists Willem Balduyck (Belgium) and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries (The Netherlands). They both followed a similar path, starting at a young age learning various circus disciplines. In 2008 they met at the professional circus education ‘Codarts Rotterdam Circus Art’. Although both artists spent a lot of time on specializations (diabolo, handstand and partneracrobatics) they consider themselves more generalist with love for the variety in circus.
Performs at Pakhus 11:
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 8 pm
Foto: Geert Roels
Made and played by: Willem Balduyck and Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries
Artistic Coach: Geert Belpaeme
Physical support: Kitt Johnson
Artistic support: Sebastian Kahn
Light design: Kris Van Oudenhove
Staging: Rinus Samyn and Kris Van Oudenhove
Costume: Lorelinde Hoet
Video & Editing: Jakob Rosseel