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Post uit Hessdalen

PAKMAN lives faster than a mouse can click. Drives around the country to deliver packages – always precisely on time. 1 package, 2 forms, 3 stamps, 6 autographs, 450 times a day, 159.750 packages a year and in return 10 holidays. PAKMAN is a sole and invisible man in our virtual economy. On board of his small truck, PAKMAN invites the audience for a rhythmical circus performance. 

PAKMAN is a duel between the rhythms of juggler Stijn Grupping and drummer Frederik Meulyzer. Together they explore the hastiness of ‘our’ time. How does this imposed speed oppose our natural rhythms such as breathing and heartbeat? Stijn and Frederik let the rhythms and routines of their bouncing balls and drums dialogue. Their instruments harmonize and clash.

The truck of PAKMAN stops on a square, parking or playground. 

"PAKMAN is a lovely example of what theatre is capable of doing so well: being widely entertaining and also building empathy.”Lyn Gardner - The Guardian

“PAKMAN is without doubt the discovery of the festival.Energetic sweat, rhythm and detail: Post uit Hessdalen has got it all.”

Magali Degrande - De Gentenaar


“An exciting jam between juggler and drummer. (…)With the power of their imagination they dismantle the gloomy courier service system.”

Evelyne Coussens - De Morgen 

“Post uit Hessdalen is the revelation between all that new talent. (…)Juggler Stijn Grupping performs the line worker of this era.”

Wouter Hillaert - De Standaard

A creation of: Stijn Grupping, Frederik Meulyzer & Ine Van Baelen Direction: Ine Van Baelen Circus and live music: Frederik Meulyzer/Jochem Baelus & Stijn Grupping Scenography: Reinout Hiel Choreography: Karolien Verlinden Costumes: Linse Van Gool Graphic design: Vildana Memic Distribution: Klaartje Brouns (JE BURO) Coproduction: Theater op de Markt & MiramirO With the support of: Flanders State of the Art, Province of Antwerp & City of Antwerp thank you: Klein Verzet & Vincent Company

Practical info

🔧 min 10m x 3m parking space

capacity: 25 pers/show

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

👥 3 persons - travel from BE

Première: 16 juli 2016  @ Miramiro, Gent (BE)

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