6th August 2020, 8.00 PM
Old City Power Station
Absurd Hero is a contemporary solo featuring the circus and performance artist Roman Škadra. The piece is an elegant fusion of the Theater of the Absurd and circus, chock-full of laughs à la Buster Keaton. With a sparse stage set dotted with a few red objects, the work reveals a dead-pan deliriousdrama between artist and large heavy globe. Referring to Camus' philosophy – Absurd Hero presents circus as a potentially joyful, yet endlessly futile endeavour.
Concept & performance: ROMAN ŠKADRA
Dramaturgy: DARRAGH MCLAUGHLIN
Creative advisors: ANA JORDÂO, LORENZO AURELI, ANNA-KATHARINA ANDREES, SYLVAIN COUSIN
Photo: FRANTIŠEK ORTMANN, ANDREA GALAD
The project is selected and supported by Zirkus ON 2020/2021.
Duration: 45 - 60 min
Debate after the piece
Co-organised by: Bunker - Old City Power Station
International Festival of New Circus and Contemporary Clown