Strength. Not the kind of strength that fills a room, but a quiet and tenacious power that makes one gasp. The muscles used are abdominal, neck and jaw. Two protagonists are tied together with a rope whose ends are hooked onto mouthpieces. It seems to be all about clenching their teeth but there is more: They are standing on a catwalk above the floor, and they lean back, stiff as boards, carefully keeping each other balanced.

Nothing but precisely controlled movements are possible, and each effort is concentrated, coordinated. But then one breaks away, hoists the other up into the air, and suddenly they are both on the ceiling. And there they deliver, briefly and unexpectedly, a spectacular demonstration of remarkable strength.

This predominantly serene performance captivates audiences as they watch the talented brothers, Simon and Vincent Bruyninckx, masterfully navigate an initially bizarre scenario, until they seamlessly unite as one.

By the way, this act of "hanging by the mouth on a rope" is a revitalized ancient circus discipline, which makes an extraordinary comeback to the performance ring in BITBYBIT.

Conception Simon Bruyninckx, Vincent Bruyninckx, Kasper Vandenberghe Performance Simon Bruyninckx, Vincent Bruyninckx Direction Kasper Vandenberghe Dramaturgy Matthias Velle Assistant Director Leon Rogissart Music Dijf Sanders Costume Johanna Trudzinski Outside Eye Choreography Esse Vanderbruggen Lighting Olivier Duris, Benjamin Eugène Sound Anthony Caruana, Sofia Zaïdi Administration Eugenie Fraigneau, Ellia Larès Tour planning Emma Ketels (je buro) Production MOVEDBYMATTER & Collectif Malunés Coproduction CIRKLABO/30CC, Leuven; C–TAKT, Genk; Miramiro, Gent; KAAP Ostende; PERPLX, Marke; Perpodium, Antwerpen; Theater op de Markt – Dommelhof, Provincie Limburg; workspacebrussels Brüssel Residences workspacebrussels, Brüssel; Miramiro, Gent; CAMPO Gent; PERPLX, Marke; Theater op de Markt – Dommelhof, Provincie Limburg Support Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, taxshelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid

60 Min.
Suitable for ages 8 and up
Free access
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Access Kasernenareal: Via Alte Reithalle to the Cirus-Tent


  1. FRI 23.06
    Tent at the Alte Reithalle
  2. SAT 24.06
    Tent at the Alte Reithalle
  3. SUN 25.06
    Tent at the Alte Reithalle
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