Part of the “LE ROYAL FESTIVAL DE SPA FAIT SON CIRQUE” focus
Awarded by the Culture Prize of the Best Circus Act 2017 (Barcelona)
Sunday the 11th, 5.30 pm, Monday the 12th, 8pm, and Tuesday the 13th of August, 8.30pm.
Chapiteau (Marquee) – Parc de Sept Heures (coming from the Rue Hanster).
Recommended for ages 12+
Hilarious, virtuoso, even reckless, he makes the all-ages audience laugh and tremble with fear, taken away by this Fidelis Fortibus, a poetic and dishevelled homage to the glorious circus family. Les Echos
Probably one of the last occasions to see this one-of-a-kind show!
Danny Ronaldo brings to life, all on his own, the whole family of traditional circus in a wonderful feat of strength: a series of fantastical acts with a whiff of Commedia Dell’Arte and a warm sense of humour. It’s packed with a bit of nostalgia, some exuberance and tons of imagination!
The clown, dressed as a ringmaster with a hint of Mr Bean, is the only one left in the marquee. He tries to push back the audience and cancel the show; apart from him, all the performers are gone. As the audience doesn’t budge from their seats, he finds himself bound to perform the show, and to keep the tradition alive all by himself. Then starts a fantastic succession of acts – magic tricks, juggling, tightrope walking, flying trapeze, … – with agility and irony.
It’s an homage to the old-timey circus, with its scent of sawdust, the clown’s laughter, the dancer’s poetical moves and the thrill of acrobatics. At the Ronaldo’s, circus is a family matter: for six generations, they’ve been defending a vision of the circus that’s tied to its roots but decisively alive. Flanders natives, they now create shows that travel and get praised all around the world.
Price 3 « Amis »/ »Friends » (4 people and more)
Tarif 6 « Famille »/ »Family » (2 adults + 2 children)
By Circus Ronaldo – Starring Danny Ronaldo – Coaching: Lotte van den Berg, Steven Luca, Rafael and Jo de Rijck – Music: David Van Keer
Produced by Theater op de Markt. Co-produced by Dommelhof, Festival PERPLX, MiramirO, Théâtre Firmin Gémier / La Piscine, Pôle national des arts du cirque d’Ile de France – Supported by De Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Provincie Antwerpen, Werkplaats Diepenheim, Oerolfestival, Dok Gent, CC Bonheiden
Pic © Benny De Grove