For our Headline Show this year, we welcome “House of Circus” to Cork, where Hayden and Iconnee introduce the wonder of circus along with the wonder of drag. They take you on a journey, from the backstage to the spotlight, through the doubts, joys, glitters and fights. They show you the bruises behind the makeup, the paddings under the tights, and the struggle of unreachable perfection.
Between sharp timings and high level of execution, using contemporary circus and the glamour of drag, House of Circus forms a dizzying universe that plays with the difference, evolution and fluidity in gender.
With no more nudity than you see in a swimming pool, this show is suitable for 14+
(entry with House of Circus ticket)
Featuring a Candy Warhol fuelled dance floor, and pop up acts from the festival
House of Circus is a circus company and a drag house that creates and performs shows, acts and site-specific performances.
It was founded by Germain Charlat and Nick van der Heyden, in The Netherlands, where they both obtained their Bachelor diploma at the Academy of Circus and Performance Art.
Driven by their common passion for Circus and Drag, they develop their distinctive style of performing and creating, by incorporating various skills such as, static trapeze, hand balancing, clowning, drag, makeup and costume design.
Versatile, adaptable and creative, they use their humor and wit to highlight their technical circus skills, using also theater and dance, as a full spectrum to experiment with. By creating and decorating characters, their goal is to make Drag accessible to everyone, regardless gender or age.
House of Circus collaborated with famous circus festivals of The Netherlands, such as Circusstad, Circolo, Oerol, Cirque Mania..
They started their journey with Tent Theater (Amsterdam) and were then co produced by Korzo theater (den Haag).
After a big success at Lowlands22, House of Circus keeps on bringing Drag from bars to theaters and reintroducing some glitters and fierceness to circus. This combination is their definite match of artforms that reveals their unique universe.
Co-production Korzo Theater (Den Haag)
Creators/Performers: Germain Charlat, Nick van der Heyden
Costume design: Teun Seuren
Composer: Bauke Moerman, Andreas Tegnander
Lightdesign: Albert Tulling
Technician: Cahit Metin
Coaching: Sarada Sarita, Keta Minaj
Thanks to: Daphne van Iperen, Janneke van Stroe, Bas Vissers,
Jevina Zhou, Franka Tremblay, Joyce Pietrzak, Kevin Krebbert,
Circaso, TENT, Festival Circolo