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.

Still curious?

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.

16. - 17. jun 2023

Scene Åbne Scene, Godsbanen

Varighed 60 min.


Friday at 20

Saturday at 14 and 20

PRICE 140-225 kr. 

AGE 7+


#Czech #dance #music #acrobatics #treadmill


“Runners from Cirk La Putyka is a perfect fringe cocktail.”

- The Guardian, August 2022

“A show that blends athleticism, circus skills, theatrical artistry, acting, split-second timing into an unforgettable experience. [...] And this is theatre at it’s best!”

- Theatre Reviews, August 2022 

“It’s an inspired concept with magical results!”

- Fringe Review, August 2022

The people behind

Direction and concept: Rostislav Novák Jr., Vít Neznal 

Choreography: Dora Sulženko Hoštová 

Dramaturgy: Petr Erbes, Viktor Černický
Set design
: Pavla Kamanová

Costumes: NoN Grata, Mikuláš Brukner
: Jan Čtvrtník, Veronika Linhartová, Terezie Kovalová, Jakub Ruschka 

Lighting design: Jiří Zewll Maleňák
Sound design
: Jan Středa, Jan Mikšátko
Technical support
: Daniel Hajtl, Simon Bareš

Production: Pavel Uhřík
Physiotherapeutic support
: Kateřina Mikynová
Running coach
: Ian Adensam
: Lukáš Bíba, Petr Chodura, Jiří Šeda
: Jakub Jelen
Graphic Design
: Les kanců
: Cirk La Putyka

Viktor Černický
Aneta Bočková
Dora Sulženko Hoštová
Ethan Law
Terezie Kovalová
Jakub Ruschka
Daniel Hajtl