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MAT
If you don't have to land, anyone can fly.

On a stage full of mats, seven acrobats share the art of falling. When the ground under your feet has vanished, how do you land, how do you get back up? Without anything to grab onto, they venture into the void and fall, fall again, increasingly better, and better. In the circus performance MAT, they challenge themselves and each other to take risks because in order to improve yourself, you need the courage to fail. And who understands the art of falling better than a circus performer? An international performance with spectacular acrobatics about letting go of achievement pressure, the beauty in failure and the freedom to allow it.


CREDITS FROM Zinzi • TENT BY TENT • Common Ground • Split Second DIRECTION Zinzi Oegema PERFORMERS Jean-Mario Milanese • Kira Rabenstein • Yahel Retter • Josse Roger • Nikki Rummer • Jemma Sneddon • Freya Stokka CO-DIRECTION • DESIGN • CONCEPT Hanneke Meijers CHOREOGRAPHY Piet van Dycke MUSIC My Blue Van/basbeenackersmusic LIGHT Wouter Moscou PRODUCTION Arnold Schut PRODUCER TENT (NL) • Common Ground (BE) CO-PRODUCER PERPLX • Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof • Cirklabo PARTNERS Jacksons Lane (UK) • Split Second (UK) MADE POSSIBLE BY Performing Arts Fund NL • Amsterdam Fund for the Art • Fonds21 • De Vlaamse Overheid • Young Art Support Amsterdam DETAILS 7+ • LNP


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