A contemporary circus winter tale

Magical new production

For the 2018/19 winter season Recirquel Company Budapest premiered ‘Kristály’, a magical new production conceived by Bence Vági, artistic director of the company. Evoking the atmosphere of the Christmas festivities, the enchanting world of ‘Kristály’, a contemporary circus winter tale welcomes children and adults alike in its snow-covered installation space that the audience can walk around and discover during the show. The unusual circus setting offers a unique experience for the celebration of Christmas, and a one-of-a-kind spectacle showcasing an exceptional series of amazing acrobatic and dance acts.

The world of ‘Kristály’

The sparklingly frozen fairy-tale scenes come to live before the very eyes of the audience who become active participants of the show while moving around with the Elf, the show’s master of ceremonies to experience the different acts. The story evoking the characters and narratives of classic tales leads us to a world of glittering ice made by the Snow Queen who had lost her faith in human emotions and froze everything and everyone. The audience and the performers search for the warmth of love, the hope of light in the spectacle’s space filled with enthralling illusions and spellbinding feats.

‘Kristály’ was created and written by Bence Vági, working with long-time company members Renátó Illés, as co-director and acrobat-choreographer, and Gábor Zsíros, as choreographer. Featuring original music pieces and adaptions of Christmas classics, the score was written by Dávid Mester and Gábor Terjék. For ‘Kristály’, in addition to the internationally acclaimed acrobats and performers of the company, Recirquel teamed up with amazing hip-hop dancers and acrobats from Hungary and around the world.

The production can be adapted to any empty, large space like a circus tent, an arena, a large hall (including sport-halls, factory halls, museum halls, etc.) The structure of the show allows 3-4 performances a day.