The Budapest-based ensemble Recirquel's production of My Land premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival and was critically acclaimed as the best show of the entire festival. The title and content of the production, which is touching in every respect, are more relevant today than ever. Not least because Bence Vági, the artistic director of Recirquel, works here with seven of the most talented circus artists from Ukraine to realise his "cirque danse" in an ideal way. A large rectangle of sand is enough for the choreographer to tell primal scenes of the human condition. Vági always thinks in terms of classical dance; dizzying acrobatics and balancing acts are never an end in themselves, but develop elegantly out of the narrative, which gets under the skin in its aesthetic magic and emotional urgency.
Sponsor: Fortin Mühlenwerke GmbH & Co. KG (6 p.m.), Amand Unternehmensgruppe (8 p.m.)
With the kind support of the state capital and by the IntercityHotel Düsseldorf