What is consciousness? When a thought comes to mind, where does it come from? We have many ways of sensing the world around us. Still we find it hard to deal with the things we cannot capture in words. Perhaps fearing the chaos of the incomprehensible.
Circus artist Marta Alstadsæter and dancer Kim-Jomi Fischer meet between their genres in a physical duet about this continuous inner struggle. Proposing to face questions without giving answers, they invite you to make peace with the things that are hard to explain. And to embrace the many sides of being human.
In 2018, Kim and Marta were awarded with the BNG Bank Theaterprijs for the concept of Engel. Engel is selected for Aerowaves Twenty19, and will continue touring nationally and internationally in 2019.
"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.”