5 till 11 August 2020

Applaus 5+

Circus Ronaldo | BE

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The circus tent is abandoned, the entrance is boarded up. What is the purpose of life to an artist if he has no audience? After all ‘I am if you see me’ is their life motto. But who is watching? The ringmaster’s silence speaks volumes. Luckily Ronaldo and his brother – Circus Ronaldo’s 6th generation – know what to do.

In their mesmerizing family show Applause – for everyone ages five and up – they guide small groups of visitors past seven locations. You take a peek in the empty circus tent, step into painted wagons and discover the hidden secrets of caravans. On your journey you meet the artists, in the no-man’s-land between kept up appearances and maintained 1.5-meters distances. All of them are caught by the same desire: would you look at me for just a bit? Would you let me see who I really am?

Circus Ronaldo is a Flemish family business whose origins date back to 1827. The Ronaldos make heart-warming productions without high tech, hypes or heavy beats. Four years ago they got their audiences on their knees with Fidelis Fortibus – which translates as ‘be faithful to the brave’ – about loyalty, connectedness and death.

P.S. During this performance we will follow the general Covid-19 guidelines

Director: Danny Ronaldo
Game: including Danny Ronaldo, David Ronaldo, Pepijn Ronaldo, Angelo Ronaldo, Karel Creemers, Seppe Verbist, Corneel Didier

Location Locatie n.t.b. 5
Running time 48 min.
Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Den Bosch Partners
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • Vriendenloterij Fonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds
  • Dioraphte
  • VandenEnde Foundation
  • Fonds ZOZ
  • Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur
  • Jan van Hoof Galerie
  • Apap
  • Feminist Futures
  • Performing Gender