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Roman Skadra


Absurd Hero is a solo by and with Roman Škadra. The play combines contemporary circus with absurd theater and is characterized by a state of mind à la Buster Keaton. Presented in a minimalist setting, the focus is on the relationship between the artist and a large, red, heavy running ball. Referring to Albert Camus' myth of Sisyphus, circus is shown as a potentially joyous yet endless effort.

Duration of the performance: 60 minutes

Location: Indoor, no suspensions

Performance: Roman Skadra

Artistic and dramaturgical advice: Darragh McLoughlin

External Eyes: Ana Jordão, Declan Mee

Wrestling Advice: Lorenzo Aureli

Lighting design: Emese Csornai

Coaching: Anna Katharina Andrees

Co-production/support: CircusDanceFestival residency program - Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Circus ON 2020/2021 (BUZZ - Federal Association of Contemporary Circus eV), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Circus Dance Festival Cologne, Atoll Festival /Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Festival Perspectives Saarbrücken.

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