Svalbard Company (SE): All Genius All Idiot, Trafó, 31 March

  • 6 Jan 2017 8:00 AM
Svalbard Company (SE): All Genius All Idiot, Trafó, 31 March
Quirky and outrageous in equal measure All Genius all Idiot revels in the absurdities of life, using extreme circus artistry to highlight human behaviour at its most animalistic.

Svalbard bends the edges of contemporary circus and blends it with theatre, physical comedy and live music to create a truly original piece that you will remember for its surreal quality as well as its awe-inspiring skills.

All Genius All Idiot features Chinese pole, aerial rope, hand balance and acrobatics, driven by a hauntingly beautiful and at times bizarre original soundtrack, played live by the performers. They will be all singing, all dancing, all flying, all crying, all rocking - all genius all idiots.

There is a fine line between the genius and the idiot, similar to the conflict within ourselves: the battle between the instinct and the intellect.

The idiot is often equated with stupidity and the instinct with the animalistic. On the other side the genius is often regarded as human and equated with intellectuality. What makes us a genius and what makes us an idiot?

The Four Human Animals met at The University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm a few fateful years ago. They found each other rather quickly and soon started to laugh, cry and go for adventures together (though not necessarily in that order).

One key belief of Svalbard is that mono-disciplinary art is a dying breed and that we must break the constricting classifications. All Genius All Idiot is their debut show and it was awarded “best circus and physical theatre” at the Adelaide Fringe weekly awards in 2016.

Date: 31/03/2017 8pm
01/04/2017 8pm

Duration: 60'

Location: Trafó Theatre Hall
Address: 1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41.
Tel.: (+36 1) 456 2040

Ticket price: HUF 2400 / Student: HUF 1900
Contemporary Circus Pass is valid


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