Aline Breucker & Quintijn Ketels / Side-Show
Premiere 16.12.21 Winters Circus . Leuven (BE)
a person holding an a big artwork in paper

In Portraits, Aline Breucker and Quintijn Ketels portray two very different circus artists: Camille Paycha and Sander De Cuyper. The underlying idea is quite simple. The audience enters a studio where people are busy working and philosophising. In the meantime, the performers try to structure their ideas and to find a place for things. Portraits questions the links between movement and traces, between work and life. Existential questions such as “When you look at me, who am I looking at?” and “Is this a portrait of a person, a process or a relationship between two people?” float to the surface. A surprising portrait of the situation is created with circus techniques, drawings and monotypes.

Quintijn Ketels: "Portraits are in fact two performances in one. We portray circus artists Camille Paycha and Sander De Cuyper. Their personalities are very different, but we feel a strong affinity with both of them. Our desire is to meet each other on stage and free a creative flow."

There are many pleasant surprises in this double portrait, which charms with its personal and honest approach. Visual art and performance are smartly interwoven, leading you to imagine yourself in Andy Warhol’s The Factory. Don’t expect any spectacular stunts at lightning speed, but an intimate look inside a studio space where delicate portraits are sculpted.
Filip Tielens (De Standaard)

Concept Aline Breucker & Quintijn Ketels
Direction Quintijn Ketels
Performers Aline Breucker, Camille Paycha, Sander De Cuyper
Scenography and costumes Aline Breucker
Music Iannis Heaulme
Dramaturgy Vincent Focquet
Choreographic advice German Jauregui
Assistance costumes Irma Morin
Technical coordination and lighting design Michiel Soete
Technical assistance and set construction Gert De Cooman
Technical crew Lukas Vanhoutte, Laura Cassan
Photography Jan Castermans

COPRODUCTION Theater op de Markt - Dommelhof, Miramiro, UP - Circus & Performing Arts
PARTNERS LookIN’OUT, Le Bamp, Ad Lib, Le140, CIRKLABO/30CC, Wolubilis, La Bellone,
GC De Kriekelaar, Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg
WITH THE SUPPORT OF the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter and the Flemish authorities

Leuven (BE)
Leuven (BE)
Leuven (BE)
Leuven (BE)
Leuven (BE)
Leuven (BE)
Ghent (BE)
Brussels (BE)
Brussels (BE)
Roeselare (BE)
Ostend (BE)