Two beings living in an abstract world, Otus is rooted in human nature. Here is a unique perspective, a glimpse into their lives, motivations, relationships and habits. Utilising circus, physical theatre, movement, clown and set design Otus explores tension, the space between objects and the wooden world in which they reside. With precarious piles of cut wooden planks, a rope, table and trapeze, their peculiar domain is set. Immersed in their own nuances and rendered through acrobatics, juggling, rope, trapeze and staff manipulation, their world unfolds.
Duration: approx: 55m
Public: all public
Supported by: Coreo Cymru | Arts Council of Wales | Chapter | Arts Council of England
NoFit State Circus | Wales Millennium Centre | The Black E | CACE Cultural do Porto
Thanks to: Circolando | Festival Cata Vento | Cia Umpor1
'Occasionally baffling, often beautiful and arresting throughout, OTUS certainly deserves to be widely seen.'British Theatre Guide
'Otus is a ‘sense-stirringly wonderful’ show that proves the value of harnessing specialist expertise in cross-disciplinary experiments. Neither, as-we-know-it, dance nor circus, the resultant compound is a distinct success.'Katharine Kavanagh, Circus Diaries
'Bravo to the braveness of OTUS and the imagination of all involved.'Art Scene In Wales
'Oliveira & Bachtler thrilled audiences with their artistry, compelling narrative and stunning use of integrated artforms. Through Otus, Sage and Hugo demonstrated their wide appeal to all ages and demographics and their extraordinary ability to mesmerise and capture the imagination of their audiences. They offer high quality production values and stunning aesthetics to create authentic and mature work which I believe has global appeal.'
Carole Blade, Creative Producer for Coreo Cymru