Short & sweet
Runners takes on a daring feat performing this completely unique piece upon an extraordinary giant treadmill. Four skilled dancers and two musicians invite the audience to consider life in a fast-paced world – ruminating on the concept of time and the way we move through it, using the treadmill as the central metaphor. As the cast performs powerful choreography, original live music, Cyr wheel stunts and bewildering acrobatics, they also run almost an entire marathon.
The award-winning company, Cirk La Putyka, comes with a spellbinding show filled to the brim with enchanting dance, impressive acrobatics and original live music that sets out to examine the experience of time in a world that demands everything be done in haste.
“The inspiration for this show comes from the hectic pace of living, from the phenomenon of running in today's world, and also from the book Born to run from Christopher McDougall, where he says 'We run the most when times are at their worst.' ”
- Vít Neznal, director
Cirk La Putyka is a theatre company from Prague, Czech Republic professionally dedicated to the contemporary circus genre. It consists of almost a hundred actors, dancers, acrobats, musicians, production managers, technicians, doctors, make-up artists and other professionals.
Over time, the ensemble has created its own neo-circus-theatre style. Their work is characterized by multi-genre and being multicultural, and each project is completely different. The aim of Cirk La Putyka’s projects is to create unique, personal pieces where the ensemble is invited to put a piece of themselves and their politics into the work; while also breaking down prejudices and pre-conceived boundaries.
In the 13 years of its existence, Cirk La Putyka has created more than 30 projects, collaborated with more than 300 people of 25 nationalities, performed over 2000 shows and visited 21 countries.