Grotesque Gymnastics: Anatomy of Failure (2022)

The performance looks into the possibilities underlying the instances of and our relationship with failure in the language of new circus. The performance is based on a confession – a text recorded by an acrobat 35 years of age. A story of her physical and mental injuries. A confession. A diagnosis.
Are we victims of life or victims of ourselves? – The eternal question. And also: why does life always flows against my life? Or are we simply just in a wrong place?

‘7.15 in the morning … I was up till 2.30am and now I woke up.
I woke up however I shouldn’t have yet.
My ankle hurts, my back hurts.
I don’t even want to speak, I wish if my thoughts would just be sounding somehow.
I wake up to yet another day that my body aches.’ 

Creator-performers: Ilka BARDÓCZY, Lacek TAKÁCS, Eszter KUDLÁK, Tibor GYÖRGY
Dramatic advisor: Ármin SZABÓ-SZÉKELY
Consultant: Anna ZSIGÓ
Music: András CSIZMÁS
Costume design: Veronika KERESZTESOVÁ
Director: Gáspár TÉRI
Producer: SÍN Arts Centre
Supporters: Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza, Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, Műhely Alapítvány

Grotesque Gymnastics: Anatomy of Failure (2022)
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