TENT house for contemporary circus

An audio documentary about the acrobatic performance PIT.

The site-specific performance PIT was an absolute success on festivals, and was going to starts its third season in the summer of 2020. Unfortunately, due to Corona this couldn’t take place. That is why the makers created an alternative version to share with an audience: the audio documentary Geluiden uit de PIT. In the audio documentary you hear the considerations of the director, the intimate thoughts of the artists, the breath-taking music and the rhythm of the footsteps on the floor. Not a literal translation of the performance but an insight into the real work. We invite you to enter the pit, to enter in a world that doesn’t create distance but searches for connection. Close by and yet at a safe distance. The performance PIT is created by circus director Zinzi Oegema and codirector Hanneke Meijers, with the support of TENT. The audio documentary Geluiden uit the PIT was subsequently made with contributions from those involved in PIT and developed in collaboration with Nadja van der Weide.

To listen, you will need:
1. A mobile phone with internet connection and headphones.
2. A spot to listen to Geluiden uit de PIT. Maybe a surrounding that makes you feel small or like you’re on top of the world. The most open place nearby, or the smallest space in your house. Choose one, the choice is yours.
3. Make yourself comfortable and start the audio via Soundcloud

Please note: The audio documentary is in Dutch.

CREDITS CONCEPT Zinzi Oegema & Hanneke Meijers & Nadja van der Weide VOICES Evertjan Mercier as artist Erik Glas • Marieke Thijssen as artist Anouck Le Roy • Benjamin Kuitenbrouwer as artist Johan Sj√∂lund • Thamar Karst as dramaturg Petra Eikelenboom • Zinzi Oegema as director • Hanneke Meijers as co-director MUSIC My Blue Van VOICE OVER & SCRIPT & EDITOR Nadja van der Weide SOUND MIXAGE Rick Haring Studio Haring MADE POSSIBLE BY Performing Arts Fund NL • Amsterdam Fund for the Arts • Creative Industries Fund NL