AMER I ÀFRICA. ENVÀ (CATALONIA)
Between 250 kg of straw and 125 kg of human mass, two people play around through the movement, balance, humour and composition of space, exploring the peculiarities of human relationships.
‘Envà’ in Catalan is a thin wall that is constructed to separate spaces. People often build mental walls that protect us from a serious emotional danger regarding others. We spend our lives looking for a way to free ourselves and all we need is to knock that wall down. The wall doesn’t let us fully feel and communicate without barriers. Symbolically, Amer and Àfricareflect the stupidity of human nature and all those actions we do in vain in order to find each other.
Amer and Àfrica are two circus artists who specialize in hand to hand acrobatics. They met in a series of workshops at Central del Circ in Barcelona in 2011. Since then, they have been attending intensive courses to improve their technique and discover their own artistic language. Throughout the use of objects, they find a way of understanding and perform their discipline, which makes them able to explore new possibilities of expressing the fragility of movement and shape.
Àfrica Llorens comes from professional Karate Shotokan competition, whereas Amer Kabbani, comes from the world of education, circus and clown. This creates a fusion between technic and precision and performance and acting, which leads them to come out with two small shows where they please the audience with some minutes of balance, unbalance and rebalance.
In 2013, they were the winners of the Besmina prize, which allowed them to start an intense journey through the creation of new pieces.
In the years 2015 and 2016 Amer and Àfrica were nominated for the Zircolika awards in Catalonia.
In January they participated in the Biennial of Circus of Marseilles.
Tuesday, 18 August at 18.00 in the garden of K. K. fon Stricka villa
Wednesday, 19 August at 19.00 in the garden of K. K. fon Stricka villa
Disciplines: hand to hand, movement theatre
Max visitors per performance: 200 persons
For all audiences
Tickets: 6–8 Eur
Circus artists: Àfrica Llorens, Amer Kabbani
External view: Albuerne & Karl Stets
Music: Karl Stets
Costumes: Amer & Àfrica
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