Ice Skates And Other Cruelties consists in a choreography for one human body and the material of glass.

In Ice Skates And Other Cruelties you will see smooth moves and sharp glass. You may also see sharp moves and smooth glass. Hopefully a carved body will slice the glass. We will try to avoid that carved glass slices the body.

This performance, which takes place on a synthetic ice rink, draws the lines of a constantly transforming landscape where something cruel can find its poetry and something beautiful can reveal all its violence. Behind her layers of glass, Camille Paycha aims at triggering our collective imagination by making space both literally and figuratively.


By and with : Camille Paycha

Creation assistant : Laura Gilles-Pick

Material research : Stéphane Gilles-Pick

Outside eye : Markéta de Borggraef 

Scenography and light design : Kris Van Oudenhove 

Sound adviser : Bram Vandeghinste

Artistic adviser : Bauke Lievens

Technician on tour : to be confirmed

Diffusion : Emma Ketels (je buro)


PREMIERE on the 4th of December 2021 in De Grote Post in Oostende Belgium.

Shortlisted CircusNext 2020-2021, co-funded by the EU programme Creative Europe

Coproductions: PERPLX (Kortrijk, BE), De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), Festival Circolo (Tilburg, NL).

Residencies: Circuscentrum (Gent, BE), De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), PERPLX (Kortrijk, BE), Cirqueon (Praha, CZ), De Spil (Roeselare, BE).

Picture: Gus & Stella