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60 degrees of separation

Camille Paycha



60 degrees of separation is an invitation to let yourself be transported by the pleasure of the collective.


Everything and everyone moves around you. The drummer is on a rolling podium. The acrobats are in the air, hanging on one aerial strap only. The two acrobats are holding hands and will need yours ... Guided by the driving sound of the drums and thanks to you, being present within reach of the action, impressive tricks will come to life. Let's explore, together, the intimacy linked to circus movements and the joy of the collective.


6 degrees of separation is the name of the theory that says you are at most 6 handshakes away from every other person in the world.

60 degrees is about the angle needed to lift someone off the ground if the person has one hand in the aerial strap and one hand pulled by someone else.

60 degrees of separation is the combination of both and the name of this circus performance.

Camille Paycha sets up a collective experience around the following questions: at which point does the care of intimacy shift to the violence inherent in the extreme physical actions of a circus technique? When does a technical movement become intimate? Camille tries witht his project to shift literally and figuratively the verticality of her aerial craft to a more collaborative and transversal way of dealing with her surroundings.

By: Camille Paycha

With: Camille Paycha and Sofie Velghe

Live drummer: Engel Peet

Mouvement research: Ruben Mardulier

Dramaturgy: Laura Gilles-Pick

Scenography: Soetkin Dewulf

Intern: Alice Davies

Light design: Michiel Soete

Distribution: Emma Ketels (JE BURO)

Co-produced by: PERPLX, Marke (BE), Miramiro (Gent), Theater op de Markt - Dommelhof, Neerpelt (BE)

Residencies: De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)

Thanks to: Gouvernement Gent (BE), Festival Circolo Tilburg (NL)

Producer: Boegbeeld vzw

Practical info

🔧 10m x 10m, height 7m min

🗓️ J: arrival, build-up, show, breakdown

👥 5 persons - travel from BE

Première: 4 oktober 2024 @ Kiem Festival De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)


· Doors remain open and you may move and change seatsduring the performance

· Wheelchair-accessible

· Music may be louder at times. Please let us know if you want earplugs.

· Assistance animals are welcome

· No spoken language

· No full blackouts, light flashes or stroboscope

· No use of smoke machines or dry ice



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