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Picture : Gus & Stella



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

Collective mise en scène : Camille Paycha, Markéta de Borggraef, Stéphane Gilles-Pick, Laura Gilles-Pick

Costume and props designer : Stéphane Gilles-Pick 

Scenography : Kris Van Oudenhove 

Light design : Kris Van Oudenhove, Bert Van Dijck

Sound adviser : Bram Vandeghinste

Artistic adviser : Bauke Lievens

Technician on tour : Bert Van Dijck

Diffusion : Emma Ketels (je buro)


- 1st october 2021 présentation CircusNext Paris, Try out.
- 9 october 2021 avant-première BE Kortrijk Vitrine PERPLX.
- 24, 25 october 2021 avant-première NL  Festival Circolo.

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

- 4, 5 march 2022 at Campo in Gent for Smells Like Circus

Laureate 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), Miramiro (Gent, BE), Theater op de Markt (Neerpelt, BE)

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