Free Dutch circus event on the Stade

Cirque du Platzak SUS-160824-104206001
Cirque du Platzak SUS-160824-104206001

Le Cirque du Platzak will be performing this weekend as part of the free Stade Saturdays programme.

The international collective of 12 talented musicians and young circus artists, who formed in Tilburg in the Netherlands, will perform ‘Kermiz’.

It consists of twelve very eccentric characters. These include a man with a fascination for lawnmowers and heads of lettuce, a temperamental Italian aerialist fighting with a Spanish toreador, a trumpeter on a slack rope and a German acrobat with a penchant for staplers!

Cllr Peter Chowney, leader Hastings Borough Council explained: “Kermiz is a circus performance in which the peculiarities of each individual character are revealed and the power of the group becomes clearly visible as the show progresses.

“This eclectic show combines the atmosphere of the old circus with nouveau cirque.

“Le Cirque du Platzak mix rough and rousing folk music with traditional and innovative circus techniques. It promises to be a great show and is typical of the wonderful varied events we have on the Stade Saturdays programme this year.”

Workshops in basic circus skills will take place at The Stade Open Space, Hastings from 10am Saturday 27 August and is limited to 20 people. This will be followed by two performances of Kermiz at 1pm and 6pm.

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