Your contribution will be automatically refunded if the project does not reach its goal.
DRIZZLE: A personal thank you postcard + A behind the scenes of Surface photograph including a unique frame.
RAIN: Two tickets for Surface (in Belgium or Portugal) + A personal thank you postcard.
Limited (1 left of 25)
SHOWER: Two tickets for Surface + An all ages acrobatics tutorial (online) + A behind the scenes framed photograph
Limited (8 left of 10)
WATERFALL: The perfect teambuilding activity- we give a workshop of acrobatics which cultivates trust, connection and playfulness
Familiar Faces is a circus collective rooted in the discipline partner acrobatics. They met in ACaPA (Academy for Circus and Performance Arts) and decided to start a company together. Since their graduation in 2017 they have presented their work at various international festivals and were nominated as laureates of Circusnext. Surface is their first full-length performance.Contact the project holder
With 'Surface', the acrobatic collective Familiar Faces ventures into a new area: water. Business as usual isn't possible any longer. We have to adapt and investigate into how water influences our movement language. Together with you we want to reflect on what it means to give up control.
The project was born when, during an outside performance, it started raining. With raindrops running down our faces and with a glance at each other, we decided to continue. We had no choice but to adapt, we started sliding instead of walking and letting go instead of holding on. Meanwhile the audience had armed themselves with umbrellas and raincoats and so we managed to continue together, regardless of the difficulty. After the rain had passed , without us knowing, it had left us an idea that we would discover only weeks later.
Influenced by partner acrobatics, Surface is a full-length performance created and presented by an international group. It is a research on how we relate, as humans , to forces that go beyond our control. Water sustains our lives, it drowns the lowest grounds while we seek the highest tops. When we look down, we see ourselves looking up. The water offers us a clear reflection, yet we see it through muddled eyes.
The first support was through the European circus platform called Circusnext. Nominated as laureates it allowed us to further develop the project. In the next phase we gathered three co-producers, namely Festival Circolo in the Netherlands , LEME festival in Portugal and Cirkl in Belgium.
That said we are still missing 10 000 euros to finish the piece. Therefore we ask for your support. The budget will be used:
If you care about the development of a young company, about experimentation within circus and if you wish to help us realise this performance, your donation would contribute greatly. Don’t have much to spare? Consider sharing our project and help us get the word out!
The reward-tickets for the performances can be used for one of the following dates:
07.11.20 -> Leuven (BE)
20.11.20 -> WUK, Vienna (AT) (FULL)
21.11.20 -> WUK, Vienna (AT) (FULL)
25.11.20 -> Pelt (BE)
27.11.20 -> Blankenberge (BE)
28.11.20 -> Wetteren (BE)
03.12.20 -> Léme Festival (PT)
04.12.20 ->. Léme Festival (PT)
For more info and tour dates check our website or Facebook.
We want to make a contribution towards a local organization that invests in education and helps raise awareness on the use of water. Therefore we decided to make a donation each time you, our sponsors, refuse your reward. If you decide to refuse your reward, 10% of your contribution to the crowdfund will go to the project Brusselse Waterklassen, who organise workshops for 4th, 5th and 6th graders to learn about sustainable water consumption.