TelepART: Wise Fools
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TelepART: Wise Fools
20-22 July, 3-5 August 2018
Cirque Plus Festival, Bruges, Belgium & Streeta(rt)nimation Festival, Luxembourg City

20-22 July 2018, Cirque Plus Festival, Bruges, Belgium
3-5 August 2018, Streeta(rt)nimation Festival, Luxembourg City

Trashpeze is a story of three girls, one evening gown and a trash bag. It all starts on the trapeze. They are fabulous, until they are not. Holding appearances can be hard work, and these ladies are not afraid of doing what it takes to get the upper hand. Trashpeze is a play between luxury and trash, a meeting point where the invisible hierarchies of our everyday lives become visible. The circus-technical research revolves around the triple trapeze and different ways to use it both as circus equipment and a stage element in the show. The performance will be seen this summer both at the Cirque Plus festival in Bruges, and the Street A(rt)nimation festival in Luxembourg City.

Wise Fools is a Finnish circus group specialized in triple trapeze and skipping ropes. The trio started doing circus as a hobby in a Finnish youth circus called Sorin Sirkus, and they received their professional training in École Superieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC) in Belgium. During the three years at ESAC, they developed a style where two catchers swing and toss one flyer. In January 2015 they won a silver medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. They have since worked with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil and the largest German variety company GOP, among others. They have also performed on various street art festivals in for example South Korea, Spain and Israel.

In 2017, Wise Fools was joined by South-African Jaimee Allen, who is a 2017 graduate from ESAC. In addition to replacing one of the original Wise Fools, Jaimee is specialized in cloud swing. In addition to Jaimee, the trio consists of Valpuri Kaarninen and Maria Peltola.

The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux supports the performance as part of the TelepART internationalisation programme.

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