Lizeth Wolk “Therapy” (EST), “FAUX PAS//Piezīme nevieta” by FAUX (LV) – Main programme event of Baltic professional circus showcase EPICIRQ
Lizeth Wolk “Therapy” (EST) – work in progress presentation
“Therapy” is a spectacle that talks about loss, devastation, stress and emptiness though the eyes of three people that never did anything to help them recover from these harsh emotions. Hoping that we are strong enough to carry the burden on our own, without really noticing you are slowly falling apart, might lead us to drown the problems into the weirdest places just to get away from our own thoughts. Anything goes as long as it gets your mind away from the emptiness. Grab a drink or five, dance a little, watch through all the seasons of Game of Thrones, work out until you get a nose bleed – run away from yourself.
Idea and performance: Lizeth Wolk
Age target: 12+
Lizeth Wolk was born and raised in Estonia, Tallinn. After many years of being involved with visual arts and music she found the circus world through a youth circus in Tallinn (Folie). In 2012 life brought her to Finland to study in SaSak Circus Education to become an aerial artist. In 2015 she finished the school specialized in aerial hoop. As her earlier background involves music and art, Lizeth is keen on creating visually interesting and technically clever solutions for the performances. She is also a co-funder of the the first Estonian professional circus company (Big Wolf Company) Through-out her professional career Lizeth has performed in groups and as a solo artist around the world. Starting from Europe and finishing in Kongo,Africa or Dubai UAE.
“FAUX PAS//Piezīme nevieta” by FAUX (LV) – Full-length performance
In Faux Pas, the symbiosis between the two art forms of contemporary dance and circus weaves delicate metaphors in a story about two people and the private invisible side of their relationship. The Cyr wheel becomes a platform for storytelling and the imagination.
On stage: Aleksejs Smolovs, Laura Gorodko
Sound design: Edgars Spudiņš
Age target: 10+
The quartet of artists meet to form Faux Pas. They were interested in creating a piece that would combine their knowledge in contemporary dance, state-of-the-art music and the discipline of Cyr wheel to articulate own sensual experiences acquired through relationships. Faux Pas has been quickly recognised in Latvia, receiving invitations to perform at main home contemporary dance and circus festivals as well as showcased abroad (Hungary, Japan, Sweden).
The performances are followed by artist talk, whole duration approximately 1h30′.
The performances are part of EPICIRQ main programme. The showcase is a platform for introducing Baltic regional contemporary circus both for local and international audiences. The programme includes full-length and work in progress performances, workshops, talks, extra programme and an afterparty presenting the shorts programme. More info: www.epicirq.com