- Ruben Mardulier & Milan Van Bortel
About the company
Since June 2022, Ruben Mardulier and Milan Van Bortel decided to join forces. What the two have in common is the debauchery of the disciplines they were schooled in. Ruben is a circus performer but his muscles are rusty, Milan is a theatre historian but hates writing texts. Together, they define themselves as exaggeration artists, and that too is exaggerated.
Time and again, they draw inspiration from the location from which they work. The outcome is concrete-conceptual and erratic: no medium is excluded in advance (not even circus and theatre history.) In the past, for instance, they celebrated the birthday of a fan, automated an ancient circus technique, printed parking fines on t-shirts and designed a new collection of shoes. The humour that characterises their work is never far away.
About the project
Ruben does not work on the creation of a new performance during his residency, but for various labo residencies. During the residencies with Milan Van Bortel f.e. they let theirselves be inspired by the location from where they work. The outcome of this is concrete-conceptual and erratic: no medium is excluded in advance (not even circus and theater studies).