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Michael Zandl: JANUS

June 18, 2019 8:00 pm

A table, a chair, a closet, no exit. The world in which this man was born seems very modest at first view. Obviously different rules apply here, but this you can only know if you have been already somewhere else. He was never somewhere else. As he begins to question the reality of his life, it nearly seems that there is, next to objects that come alive and a small bugging fly which he shares the room with, an imperceptible power that is playing a perfidious game with him. Yet who is holding the threads in the end is even surprising for himself. “Janus” is a strange, circensic, magic, humorous, Kafkaesque psycho-thriller, which includes especially one thing: hats.

Michael Zandl was born 1989 in Austria. Already as a child he was fascinated by the abilities of the human body and started to juggle in a young age. After finishing his natural science studies in Vienna, he decided to follow his dream and turn his long-term passion for circus into his profession.
He moved to Rotterdam to study circus-arts at ‘Codarts – Hogeschool voor de Kunsten’, where he graduated from in June 2017. For his outstanding graduation performance and study results he was awarded with the MARC JONKERSPRIJS.
During his career he had the honor to perform in many big productions, and work amongst others with renowned directors  like Roberto Magro (La Central del Circ) or Ed Wubbe (Scapino-Ballet Rotterdam). In May 2017 he had the honor to be selected amongst more than 400 applicants for YOUNG STAGE Festival in Basel.


Performer: Michael Zandl
Special FX: Tom Henden
Director: Matthias Romir 

Photo: Laurin Gutwin

Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Katapult Berlin, Freudenhaus Lustenau, Schloss Bröllin e.V., Ministerium für Kultur – Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Duration: 50 min

Main organiser: Zavod Bufeto
Co-organised by: Zavod Bunker, Društvo EX-teater, Festival Junij v Ljubljani, SMGL, Zavod Salesianum
Financial support: Ministrstvo za kulturo RS, Mestna občina Ljubljana – oddelek za kulturo, Turizem Ljubljana

Tickets: 7 € / 5 € (students, seniors, self-employed cultural workers)
Tickets pack: 24 € (valid for all festival shows)

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