About the performance
Sho-Ichidô is a combination of the Japanese words for art and calligraphy (shodô) and unicycle (ichi-rensha). For the project, Kenzo Tokuoka was invited to collaboratively develop a monumental graphic language with a body, a unicycle and Chinese ink as instruments. The driving force for research and the central question is how movement leaves traces. Measured and meticulously-thought out preparations precede the snapshot to which the audience bears witness. On a huge surface, Kenzo’s unicycle leaves behind it lines that record his movement through the space, thus creating a composition in dialogue with the space.
About the company
Based on a shared fascination for the traces that a movement leaves behind, Aline Breucker and Quintijn Ketels set up the company Side-Show in 2009. The cross-disciplinary approach of the company leads to performances that demonstrate a unique combination of circus and visual arts.
Concept Aline Breucker, Quintijn Ketels, Kenzo Tokuoka
Direction Quintijn Ketels
Performers Aline Breucker, Kenzo Tokuoka
Costumes and scenography Aline Breucker
Technical coordination Leonard Clarys
COPRODUCTION Miramiro, C-TAKT, Les Fêtes Romanes/Wolubilis
PARTNERS Wintercircus/30CC, Carré Curieux, Cirque Vivant!, Circuscentrum, La Bellone, S.A.C.D., Théâtre 140, Bamp/Ad lib, GC De Kriekelaar
WITH THE SUPPORT FROM the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region