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CircusFest Presents Gap of 42 & Rooted

September 23, 2023

Saturday, September 23 at 8pm


ROOTED: The Story of Dreams (USA)
A celebration of the human spirit. Inspired by the history and resiliency of the American South, this piece intertwines Bboy Dance and Cyr Wheel to tell a story of generations of people. While celebrating the South’s cultural contributions, we challenge the audience to consider the complexities beneath the surface of modern society. We question the narratives we inherit and the stories we tell, to explore the nuances of identity, heritage, and culture.

Gap of 42 (Germany)
Two dissimilar bodies meet acrobatically.

42 cm separate them in height, 42 kg in weight. A difference that connects and creates possibilities instead of being an obstacle. Extraordinary acrobatics will make you marvel, subtle humour will make you smile.

Three wooden objects equalize the difference in height and become a third partner on stage. The show is a compilation of contemporary circus, physical theatre and dance. Philosophical questions get asked, absurd moments arise and a glimpse of magic surprises.

“Seldom has one seen a dance or acrobatic couple that portrays the great themes of being so subtly, so poetically.” (Bernd Guido Weber in “Schwäbische” about GAP of 42)


September 23, 2023


The LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's, NL Canada
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