Between 250kg of straw and 125kg 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, we reflect the stupidity of human nature and all those actions we do in vain in order to find each other.
This concept is brought to life hand to hand circus technique. Combining the integration of figures in the context, joining acrobatics with history, humour and intensity, emotion, innovation and beauty.
Original concept Amer & Àfrica
Performers Amer & Àfrica
External view Jorge Albuerne & Karl Stets
Lighting Ivan Tomasevic
Original music Karl Stets
Costume design (tbc)
Coproduction De Mar a Mar – Périnées de cirque (POCTEFA)
BEST SHOW – AWARD UMORE AZOKA Leioa, Spain 2018
Envà has been presented, among others, in the following festivals:
- De Gevleugelde Stad Ieper. City of Wings Ypres 2018, Belgium
Fira Trapezi de Reus 2018, Reus, Spain
Umore Azoka 2019. Leioa, Spain
Out There Festival 2018, Great Yarmouth, UK
Festival l’Européenne de Cirque 2018, Toulouse, France
Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque 2019, marseille, France
IKF Freiburg 2019, Freiburg, Germany
La Strada Bremen 2019, Bremen, Germany
Sommarscen Malmö 2019, malmö, Sweden
Festival KoresponDance 2019 Tzec Republic
Festival MiraMiró 2019, Ghent, Belgium
Stockton International Riverside Festival 2019, Stockton, UK
Le Bonheur des Mômes 2019, Le Grand Bornand, France
Festival de CIRCa 2019, Auch, France
Theater op de Markt 2019, Dommelhof, Belgium
Project selected by the Funds for creation of the cooperation project De Mar a Mar, in the frame of the POCTEFA programme.
With the support of La Central del Circ in Barcelona, la Grainierie in Tolosa, Hameka in Louhossoa, La Cascade in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, Ateneu Popular 9 Barris in Barcelona, Can Gasol in Mataró, Ax Animation in Ax-les-Thermes and L’Estruch in Sabadell
This high level circus performance makes a strong connection with it’s audience and the space where the performance takes place, making them part of the story. Every performance is different and a unique experience because of this. That is why Enva is a perfect fit for Miramiro where Miracles Matter.
Celine Verkest, Artistic director of Miramiro
I was blown away by ENVÀ. Such a great show.
Marcus Patteson. Rabo de Foguete Festival, UK