Engel by Kim-Jomi Fischer and Marta Alstadsæter is a performance about inner struggle, decision-making and the metaphysical. Two performers, one a circus acrobat and one a dancer, melt together in a physical dialogue through a constant exchange of weight, momentum and direction.
Engel is inspired by the poetry of “Stof dat als een meisje” in which poet/writer Toon Tellegen describes a man who is haunted by an angel. The two performers ask themselves: Where are the angels of our time? Who is guiding us through the chaos of nowadays existence?
"There are some art experiences you know you will never forget. The dance performance Engel is such an experience”
"The symbiotic form that was founded by the acrobatic dancer and the dancing acrobat makes it impossible to look away from this fusion of two bodies."
“Is it circus or is it dance? With their soft, organic and sculptural play of strength, balance and proportion the duo poses this question. [...] Together they expose new layers of meaning by the use of the motoric skills of the other."
Jury BNG prize 2018
“A very poetic and incredibly well-composed hour of body restraint and muscle strength at top level”
“Engel is a beautiful and tender symbiotic duet danced by two creatures that appear to come from different dimensions but yet have found trust in each other completely.”