contemporary circus company

The most recent production of Recirquel Company Budapest, My Land premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe / Assembly in August 2018. Based on critics’ opinions My Land was the best-rated show not only at the Fringe, but also among the productions of the entire 2018 Edinburgh Festival.

Recirquel’s moving new piece sees the company explore humanity’s roots – the eternal inheritance of humankind and earth under the guidance of Artistic Director Bence Vági. Seven of Ukraine's most talented circus artists present a vision of light and shadow fusing ancient tradition with mind-blowing skills. Pushing the boundaries of the human body, My Land resonates with the most ancient myths of humanity, staging artists as they search for the sound of their own freedom in a timeless space expanded by illusions.

In probably one of the most ambitious stagings at the Fringe, performers rise up from a soil-covered set to tell their personal stories creating mesmerising images evoking tradition, freedom and love. Featuring traditional Tatar, Moldavian, and other music pieces from the Ukraine, and never before seen physical feats, My Land is part contemporary dance, part circus performance incorporating the show stopping energy of the Eastern European acrobatic arts.
The Hungarian premiere is in October 2018 in Müpa Budapest in the program of CAFé Budapest Contemporary Art Festival.

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.

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...