TENT house for contemporary circus

Young circus artists on tour through the Netherlands.

Great Catch is exactly what the title implies, a great catch. And you can experience it know. In The Netherlands a new generation of circusartists rises, who not only have amazing skills but also uses them to create funny, moving and personal theatre performances. The circus coalitie thought it was time to show them to the Dutch audience. They selected three original procutions of new circus talent. Together they will tour the Dutch theatres. An surprising programme full of circus adventure, catch it if you can!

Great Catch is an initiative of the Circus Coalition. The partners are Festival Circolo, TENT, Korzo, Circusstad Festival and Buro Piket in collaboration with MAAS theatre and dance, Circusbende Festival, De Schuur, Bijlmerparktheater, Deventer Op Stelten, Panama Pictures and the study programmes Codarts Circus Arts and Fontys Circus and Performance Art. With this collaboration, they want to contribute to a good climate for the creation and presentation of circus in the Netherlands. The Circus Coalition is committed to stimulating talent, venues and audiences for circus.

Luuk Brantjes is specialized in the possibilities of the teeterboard, with allows force to be converted into a state of weightlessness. L O N E expresses the delicate balance between being alone or lonely. In a world where we are constantly connected, that fear of being alone has increased. L O N E is a tribute to the singles, to the free spirits, and to everyone's most inventive self. LUUKBRANTJES.COM

The acrobat trio Tête-bêche combines the game of diabolo with partner acrobatics in their new show 3+1. Marieke Thijssen Charlie Wheeler and Wilko Schütz built a complex web of hypnotic choreographies, interspersed with spectacular moments in which not only the diabolo, but the acrobats soar through the air. TETE-BECHE.NL

Harvey Cobb won the BNG Bank Circusprijs in 2022 with his distinct mix of comedy, improvisation and juggling. During this night, Harvey plays part of his hilarious solo Pink Boots and An Alcoholic Sock Puppet: a mix of absurd stand-up routines, heartfelt sincerity and an abundance of pink boots, making you wonder whether everything is going terribly amiss or exactly according to plan. HARVEYCOBB.COM

FINAL DIRECTION Thomas Falk CAMPAIGN IMAGE Gerrit Schreurs DESIGN Hanneke Kijkt MADE POSSIBLE BY Culture Fund • Fonds 21 • BNG Cultuurfonds • Dioraphte • Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds • M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting • Stichting Mr. August Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds

"Great Catch - A Fresh Taste Of Circus is a good start to bundle innovative Dutch circus and lets you snack on the variety of talent." Brecht Hermans for Theaterkrant.nl