Ice Skates And Other Cruelties consists in a choreography for one human body and the material of glass which explores the following questions :

How can one thing be two things at the same time ? In other words, how to escape the binary thinking ?

How can a material extend the reach of human awareness of its surroundings ?

How do we survive under the layers of crap that cover us ? Does making them visible destroy them ?

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.


PREMIERE on the 26th March 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).

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

© 2020 Camille Paycha

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