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Ballroom

CREATION 2025

An unbelievable dance of the bouncing balls.

 

Juggler Stijn Grupping has been throwing bouncing balls for more than 20 years, against walls, tables and chairs, even robots. The balls bounce self-possessed through space, forming a play of lines that is sometimes elegant and rhythmic, sometimes complex and vigorous. Only to end – if all goes well – in the juggler’s hands again.
 

In Ballroom we pass through exactly that most elementary of the discipline of juggling: Stijn throws the balls and then catches them. What if the balls are allowed to draw their own choreography? How will they move through space? From a to b, or rather the other way around? Faster or slower, sideways or in a cha cha cha? Do they colour outside the expected lines?
 

Ballroom plays in a truck, where a small audience is seated together with the juggler. Through juggling and magic, they discover how the trajectories of bouncing balls are cut up and shaken in time and space, and presented again in their own reality. Musicians Jochem Baelus and Frederik Meulyzer create a world of sound, using everything that's free or fixed in the concrete room as their thrilling instrument.

Post uit Hessdalen

Credits

Creation: Ine Van Baelen & Stijn Grupping Performance: Stijn Grupping Direction: Ine Van Baelen Music: Frederik Meulyzer & Jochem Baelus Scenography: Lodewijk Heylen Choreography: Inga Huld Hàkonardòttir Light design: Lucas Van Haesbroeck Outside eye: Koen Haegdorens Copoduction: CIRKL, Theater op de Markt, MiramirO, Perpodium With the support of: the Flemish Government Distribution: Klaartje Brouns (JE BURO) Thank you: hetpaleis, Karolien Derwael & Vincent Company

Practical info

DETAILS

5+
30 min
performance without words
max 3x/day


in truck PUH
capacity: 40 persons

min 12m x 10m parking space

 

TIMING

 J: arrival, build-up, show, breakdown
 

SCHOOLS

 1 (& 2e) grade primary school

TEAM

​3 persons​​

travel from BE

PREMIERE
 

april 2025 @ MAD festival, Antwerpen (BE)

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