In OVVIO, two artists David & Tomas challenge the laws of gravity and their very own abilities. Simple planks of wood transform into various contraptions that lead them to have to constantly be overcoming new challenges. Whether it comes to strength, concentration, courage, or trust, it all depends on what game they happen to be playing at that given moment.

Risk is recognized as an unavoidable part of their work, they are both putting each other in danger, but it is also evident that they know how to handle the body and how to fall. One can’t help but hold their breath when watching these two in action. The audience is both tied up in the tension generated by the games, but also can’t help but be pleasantly impressed by the aesthetic images that the balance creates and sustains.

Each reaction corresponds to a reaction: planks, beams, wooden constructions are created and destroyed. Fear is overcome despite the danger; every act of a balance is unstable by definition. For this, OVVIO is also an aesthetic exercise in the laws of gravitational physics and generates improbability every time, just like a dice roll. OVVIO, it happens.

David & Tomas are multi-disciplinary circus performers specialized in balancing and manipulating various everyday objects. They both love what they do and one can definitely sense their excitement from the moment they arrive on stage to play some of their crazy dare-devil games to test each other’s trust and courage.

David Diez Mendez is from Spain. He has graduated both from Carampa Circus School and Cirko Vertigo, where he specialised in juggling and rue cyr. Tomáš Vaclavek is a Slovak artist based in Stockholm. Two years ago he graduated from the University of Dance and Circus DOCH in Stockholm, obtaining MA Degree in Contemporary Circus.


Wednesday, 19 August at 20.00 at the Riga Circus
Thursday, 20 August at 20.00 at the Riga Circus

50 minutes
Max visitors per performance: 200 persons
Age: 6+
Tickets: 8–10 Eur

Creators and performers: Tomáš Vaclavek, David Diez Mendez
Directed and conceived by Kolektiv Lapso Cirk Outsideeye: Francesco Sgrò, Morgan Cosquer, Jorge Albuerne
Music: Gabriele Miteli, Nicola Di    Croce
Light design: Flavio Cortese

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– to be photographed and/or filmed,
– to give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.

Photo: Alessandro Villa