contemporary circus company

Oscar and Viola are the heroes of the bitter-sweet story jointly produced by Bence Vági and Neil Fisher. We tend to think clowns equal laughter. Recirquel have already added nuance to this image with one of their productions, and now they go further as they weave the expressive means of contemporary circus into the story of two persons' life.

In the magical world of Viola and Oscar, everything turns on its head, even time: the last day of their shared life and the moment when love is born is a single inner journey into memories. Starting in the Budapest of the 1950s, the sentimental story guides the viewer through the decades the couple spent together: through the dark times of the world wars, we arrive in the 1910s. And as we take stock of the moments they shared, the two characters and their far-from-common surroundings keep changing. The scene for the unusual events is the roomy flat that fills with objects and memories in the course of the years - a place where everything is very familiar yet nothing may be what it seems...

If once there existed a state of primordial unity, then all souls originated from the same source. Ever since, in their human incarnations on earth, fragmented souls have been in search of others so that once again they might be made whole.

Non Solus
is the story of two humans finding one another, and exploring the innermost depths of their imaginations. It is a perfect union in an imaginary space spun from illusions created by two seemingly very different, yet closely related, disciplines: dance and circus.

The Clown's life is coming to an end. He is about to enter the unknown, but before "final curtain call" he needs to leave his collar behind, taking the last steps only with the nakedness of his very soul. What lies behind the clown's perpetually smiling, painted mask? In this production, the disguise is removed both literally and figuratively, as the performers invite the audience on an unusual inner journey into imaginary realms, where the layers covering and protecting reality disappears.

Paris De Nuit takes its audience into the roaring variety life of the 30's filled with its voluptuous desires and beauty. Revealing illusionary moments from the lives of prostitutes and peddlers, down and outs and illicit lovers who lived on the edges of society. An evening of lust, love and loneliness inspired by the characteristic world of the famous Hungarian photographer, Brassaï. Stunning circus artists, dancers and musicians are bringing the decadent but loveable secret Paris nights in the 1930's to life.

Set among the 10-meter-high slowly crumbling firewalls of Budapest the troupe's artists are on a shared journey around the hidden aspects of their own personalities while searching to fulfil their unreachable desire of flying. In accordance with the philosophy of the genre, the creators do not tell a linear story. Eternal symbols of pre-historic times and representations of well-known fairy tale and mythical situations assist the audience in feeling at ease in a world which is trying to engage its emotions rather than their reason.