Tipping Point – Balancing in a Time of Change
Posted by: Cirkus Cirkör
Posted on: Nov. 21, 2023
Category: Show with touring date
Type: In Person
We meet five circus artists and a musician in a raw world built of trusses, metal pipes and wires. Through acrobatics, aerial acrobatics, hair hanging and contortionism, they move with, against and despite the structures. What does it take to keep the balance when what seems stable can suddenly collapse?
"Tipping Point - Balancing in a Time of Change" is a circus show about structures – our human structures and what holds our societies and democracies together. Why do they look the way they do? What keeps them in balance?
In a tensegrity structure, the form is held together by tension, balance and forces that pull in different directions. The slightest change can cause the entire building to fall. What happens when the most fundamental collapses? Who gets trapped, and who finds freedom? Tipping Point serves as a reminder that nothing is inevitable and that change is possible.
Actually, it's pretty simple. Regardless of size, every action can be part of a larger change.
ALEXANDER WEIBEL WEIBEL
Alexander has worked with Cirkus Cirkör for many years, most visibly as an equilibrist, acrobat and musician in performances such as Knitting Peace, Borders and Satyagraha.