In collaboration with the French director Daniel Gulko and the Cahin-Caha Theatre, we present a multidisciplinary hallucinatory-cartoonish journey through Kafka’s universe – slightly twisted, almost real, but defying the laws of physics. Things don’t behave in the expected way, they don’t follow familiar patterns. We must find our way around fake news, unfreedom, and the impossibility of free movement, and together search for meaning in a chaotic world.
This hilarious and unbridled circus performance is loosely inspired by the world of Kafka’s short stories and novels such as The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Castle, A Report for an Academy, A Hunger Artist, Investigations of a Dog, and Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk. It combines the aesthetics of Kafka’s time and the present day to create a new unstable world, suffused with unkindness and prohibitions, yet shrouded in politeness and absurd hope.
The cast features circus performers, musicians, dancers, and singers. Animal masks, three pianos on stage, and circus disciplines such as aerial acrobatics, ground acrobatics, a cyr wheel, juggling, a Persian pole, and illusionism will take your breath away.
Have a look at the photos from ongoing rehearsals: