Fragile, but timeless.
It turns, it rolls, it falls.
CHINA SERIES shows various forms of diabolo, which is quite a simple object: Two bowls connected with an axis. In this interdisciplinary project, where circus, dance, contemporary performance and sculpture meet, different kinds of china and ceramic objects are created. They can turn, roll, pivot but also break. The starting point is the perpetual motion and transformation of objects, but also the break and fracture. Breaking of not only the ceramic objects, but of bodies and relations, which reminds us of the temporality of our being. With its different variations CHINA SERIES is an assemblage of performances and installations.
Author & Performer: Julian Vogel
Artistic Advice: Roman Müller
Light design & technical direction: Savino Caruso
Technical support on tour: Orpheo Carcano, Roman Müller
Graphic Design: Laurence Felber
Photo & Video: Savino Caruso, Phillippe Deutsch, Eleonora Camizzi, Tilman Pfäfflin
Webdesign: Niels Blaesi
Texts & translation: Julian Vogel, Cyrille Roussial
Production: Ute Classen
Co-produced by: Festival cirqu’aarau, Plus Petit Cirque du Monde – Pépinière Premiers Pas, Festival Circolo, Südpol Luzern, circusnext
Supported by: Aargauer Kuratorium, Arts Printing House Vilnius, Albert Koechlin Stiftung, Berlin Circus Festival, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern, GG Stadt Luzern, ICC Santa Maria da Feira, La Maison des Jonglages, La Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque-Théâtre d‘Elbeuf, Panama Pictures, Pro Helvetia, Riga Circus, RKK Luzern, Station Circus Basel, Sundaymorning@ekwc
CHINA SERIES is Laureate circusnext 2020-2021, project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union