The young generations. Young Blood. Generation Z. Heads down generation. We are connected not only by age, but also by social networks such as BeReal, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok. But the performers in this staging have something more in common – they first met in February 2022, a few days after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. On stage, you will see young circus artists from the Cirk La Putyka ensemble and from the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety and Circus Arts, who were connected by circus and war.
The circus is about trust, family, circle, responsibility, freedom and crossing borders. During the war, it showed how it can connect and inspire us in times of crises. BOOM vol. 2 is based on real events. This really happened and has been happening ever since. We express it through circus art, theatrical language, projections, music, and costumes. Everything from the first meeting, a handshake and a hug, through a joint meal and training to the first performance and creating our own unique artistic language.
We don't play about war, we play stories of each of us. The war gave us a reason to unite and not give up. Keeping culture and art alive. Provide security. We express in theatrical language what we have experienced and what we continue to experience. When the war begun and the young artists from Kiev came to Prague, we first gave them a hug. We prepared Czech dish for them, and they cooked their typical meal for us. Then we danced our traditional dances, told classical fairy tales and sang lullabies, talked about traditions and created our own language, not based on words, but on emotions and movement. And then we started to train.
A story told through a variety of circus disciplines. Cyr wheel, aerial silks, hoops, Chinese pole, juggling, pair acro. You will also see clowns, roller-skates, break dance, street dance and contemporary dance. All accompanied by enchanting live music.
We play about what concerns us. We play about the life we live. Fully, with gusto and enthusiasm. Join us and live this burst of positive energy with us.
This performance is a free continuation of our first joint Ukrainian-Czech project BOOM vol. 1, which was staged in March 2022.
World premiere took place on 4th of August 2022 at Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
"The precision of Kyiv artists meets perfectly with the improvisational creativity of Cirk La Putyka."