Between 250 kg of straw and 125 kg of human mass, two people play around through the movement, balance, humour and composition of space, exploring the peculiarities of human relationships. ‘Envà’ (in Catalan) is a thin wall that is constructed to separate spaces. People often build mental walls that protect us from a serious emotional danger regarding others. We spend our lives looking for a way to free ourselves and all we need is to knock that wall down. The wall doesn’t let us fully feel and communicate without barriers. Symbolically, we reflect the stupidity of human nature and all those actions we do in vain in order to find each other.
Attention: Keep in mind that straw can cause reactions to people with allergies.
After five years of training and creating three short circus pieces, Amer and Àfrica present the result of their newest and biggest adventure: the creation of ENVÀ, an outdoor show where they put all they have learned and all they still have to learn about their relationship as a flyer and base, and also their artistic curiosities. Working for Nofitstate Circus -a pioneering contemporary circus company in the UK- Amer and Àfrica learnt different ways of working, creating and understanding circus. The result is their style, which is dynamic, original, and with touches of humour.
Original idea: Àfrica Llorens, Amer Kabbani
Stage advice: Jorge Albuerne
Performers: Àfrica Llorens, Amer Kabbani
Music: Karl Stets
Lighting design: Ivan Tomasevic
Exterior eye: Karl Stets
Co-production: De Mar a Mar – Pirineus de circ (POCTEFA)
Residencies: La Central del Circ, Grainierie, Hameka, cascada – Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Ateneu Popular 9 Barris, Can Gasol, Ax Animation
Supported by: De Mar a Mar -Pyrinées de Cirque, Interreg Poctefa, Institut Ramon Llull