Kolektiv Lapso Cirk “OVVIO”

In OVVIO, David & Tomas challenge the laws of gravity and their very own abilities. Simple planks of wood transform into various contraptions that lead them to have to constantly be overcoming new challenges. Whether it comes to strength, concentration, courage or trust, it all depends on what game they happen to be playing at that given moment.
Risk is recognised as an unavoidable part of their work, they are both putting each other in danger, but it is also evident that they know how to handle the body and how to fall. One can’t help but hold their breath when watching these two in action.
The audience is tied up in the tension generated by the games, but also can’t help but be pleasantly impressed by the aesthetic images that the balance creates and sustains.

Each action corresponds to a reaction: planks, beams, and wooden constructions are created and destroyed. Fear is overcome despite the danger, every act of balance is unstable by definition. For this OVVIO is also an aesthetic exercise in the laws of gravitational physics and generates improbability every time, just like a dice roll. OVVIO, it happens.

01.10. 14:30 (after the show meeting with the artists)
Amphitheatre in the Saski Garden (Muszla Koncertowa w Ogrodzie Saskim)

length: 50 minuts

Free admission


Best Circus show of the festival TAC, Valladolid 2021
Best indoor Circus show Zirkolika Award 2019
Best show/emerging circus company Umore Azoka 2018


By and with: Tomas Vaclavek & David Diez Mendez
Directed and conceived by Kolektiv Lapso Cirk
Outside eye: Francesco Sgrò, Morgan Cosquer, Jorge Albuerne
Music: Gabriele Mitelli & Nicola Di Croce
Lighting design: Flavio Cortese
Production & Diffusion: 23arts
Supported by: Cirko Vertigo, Cirqueon, Festival Mirabilia, Gruppo Jobel, Hangar Creatività, Jatka78, La Central del Circ, La Corte Ospitale, Maciva, Plum Yard, Teatro Circo Price, Teatro Nucleo.



Finalists 2023