Aline Breucker & Quintijn Ketels / Side-Show
Premiere 16.12.21 CIRKL / 30CC . 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. Existential questions such as “Is this a portrait of a person, a practice or a relationship between two people?” and “When you look at me, who do I look at then?” float to the surface. Thus a surprising portrait of the situation is created in circus techniques, drawings and monotypes.

Portraits are in fact two performances in one. We portray two circus artists: Camille Paycha and Sander De Cuyper. Their profiles are very different, but we feel a strong affinity with both of them. Portraits is clearly not about us, but about them.
Quintijn Ketels

Concept Aline Breucker & Quintijn Ketels
Direction Quintijn Ketels
Performers Aline Breucker, Camille Paycha, Sander De Cuyper
Scenography Aline Breucker
Costumes Aline Breucker, Samuel Dronet
Music Iannis Heaulme
Dramaturgy Vincent Focquet
Choreographic advice German Jauregui
Production assistant Irma Morin
Technical assistance and set construction Gert De Cooman
Photography Jan Castermans

COPRODUCTION Theater op de Markt - Dommelhof, Miramiro, Espace Catastrophe # Centre International de Création
des Arts du Cirque & Festival UP!
PARTNERS LookIN’OUT, Le Bamp, Ad Lib, Le140, La Brèche 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie, Cirklabo/30CC, Wolubilis, La Bellone
WITH THE SUPPORT OF the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter and the Flemish authorities

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