SITTING DUCK

Is a Belgian Circus & Street theatre company created in 2016 by Gonzalo Alarcón, from Hopla Circus, and Joris Verbeeren, from Shake That. They play with juggling, slapstick, accidents and object manipulation as the source for comic material.

The company's specialties are bottle juggling, physical comedy and impossible tricks!

Chiringuito Paradise, directed by Christine Rossignol, draws inspiration from the physical comedy and the surprising clumsiness of the most famous Clowns of the big screen (B. Keaton, C. Chaplin, P. Sellers…), but equally from the simplicity and the depth of a dramaturgy, which calls upon universal characters. This principle has pushed Sitting Duck to develop a comical language that can be close to that of slapstick comedy, but which at the same time meets the requirements of a street show. The company approaches slapstick as a series of unattractive and hilarious micro situations, inserted in a scenario focused on chaos and failure. The exploit plays also an important role in the show. Falls, accidents, juggling and object manipulation add a spectacular touch to the performance.

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