The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

 

Concept/Choreography: Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan, Emmilou Rößling

Performance: Emmilou Rößling

Stage Design: Phillip Quesne 

 

 

 

Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan and Emmilou Rößling form the circus family "La Fortunada." As is typical in circus dynasties, mum Butch-Daronne Castan passed on her acrobatic act "La Gouyasse" which she first created for "Already Made" by Gaëtan Bulourde, to their daughter. Daddy Mapa Baehr did the same with "Le Tabouret" which came to life in the same show. Young Velvet Emmilou inherited her parents interest in objects and made her own number for the occasion: "La Petite Cuillère“.

 

 

August- Oktober 2016:

Sophiensaele Berlin, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Nanterre-Amandiers Centre Dramatique National and Müncher Kammerspiele

 

 

 

 

„When all the lights in the empty theater are lit, a white sheet with the word ‚FIN’ comes down from above. The end! Applause! In this last image of an empty theater, in which lights are switched on only to emphasize the emptiness even more, there is something unbearably sentimental - but in the face of current political changes and terrifying cultural policy there is also a sinister element in it. I might be abusing my subjective perspective here however. After all, the last inventory is not a goodbye to the the building Olimpia - nobody is going to break or destroy it (for now). The stage is still working. Duncan, Krezel and Rößling perfectly show that each end gives a chance for a new beginning. I would like to add: and vice versa.“

 

Stanislaw Godlweski, Didaskalia Theatre Magazine, December 2017