RE RIGA! FESTIVAL: “US” BY Company Midnight

05.07.2024.

An unhealthy mix of knife-throwing, a rebellious computer and lots of bad ideas.


When: Friday, August 16 at 8.30PM / Saturday, August 17, 4PM

Where: Rīgas Cirks technical backyard

Suggested age: All ages

Duration: 45 min

Free entrance (invitations, free tickets or festival pass needed)

FREE TICKETS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL


About the show “Us”

“Us” is an insight into the daily lives of two unique Homo Sapiens Idioticus. Partners in Crime who like to seek danger, preferably with knives, lots of knives…. Their natural habitat is a small, unsafe universe where something could fall at any moment. A combination of skill, technology, and a touch of comedy.

Far from the classic image of the knife thrower and his assistant, they are still looking for the danger and excitement that we all love about classical circus. A contemporary circus performance full of technology with traditional touches of juggling, slapstick, Japanese cooking, flairtending and magic…

The duo has developed a third player: the structure. 100 objects are hung from the structure that can fall at any time, all controlled by a computer and one single red button. For this, they have developed their own system and software. All the theatrical effects are completely controlled by the actors from the stage.


About the Company Midnight

“US” by Company Midnight (Netherlands) is a collaboration between circus artists Joris Verbeeren and Simone Scaini. For this show, they drew inspiration from their daily lives and their shared passions. Simone is an acrobat and Joris a juggler. For this show, they delved into the world of knife-throwing and spent 3 years exploring and innovating this traditional circus technique.


Artistic information:

With and by:
Joris Verbeeren
Simone Scaini

Coaching:
Wennie Deruyck
Sander Decuyper
Maxime Dautremont
Hanne Vandersteene
Craig Weston

Technical support:
Felix Repp
Emmanuele Marangon

Sound:
Matthias Hoste

Light design:
Seppe Brouckaert

Promotional trailer:
Jakob Rosseel

Residences:
Transfo Labo
Cirkl Leuven
CC De Ververij
Transfo Zwevegem
Kunsten op Straat
Mira Miro
Perplx
With the support of the
Flemish Government


ABOUT THE RE RIGA! 2024 FESTIVAL


Tickets are not assigned to specific seats.


By attending this show, you agree:
– to be photographed and/or filmed,
– to give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.


ACCESSIBILITY:

-in a wheelchair,

-for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.