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iRRooTTaa in collaboration with Circus Katoen

In iRRooTTaa Willem and Sophie are being overwhelmed by a mass of little, white, ceramic balls. They are far from perfect: not totally round, all slightly different, and also with far too many. Sophie and Willem can never grasp them all, nor can they fully grasp them. Rattling they roll in all directions, jump round and about, suddenly start to fizz in a mouth or are irrevocably stuck to the ceiling.

iiRRooTTaa will be an invitation to stop trying to keep all the balls in the air. It is an ode to the ‘drop’. Because sometimes dropping is full of new possibilities. Failure is allowed. Changing the rules, too. Who knows, perhaps playing life becomes much more fun if we can let it slip between our fingers every now and then.

Surrounded by the audience Willem and Sophie create a musical circus composition full of balls.

iRRooTTaa will be a stimulating aural and visual circus performance for everyone aged four and up, childrens’ over-stimulated parents included.

Creation: January - September 2024


Concept and direction:

Hanne Vandersteene, Mahlu Mertens, Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries, Willem Balduyck

Play / Performance in alternating duo’s: Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries / Willem Balduyck / Liza Van Brakel / Kevin Benavides Hidalgo

Production and Tour management:
Suzanne Hendrikse

Supported by

De Vlaamse Overheid



Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof
C-Takt en Musica


De Tax Shelter


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