Many years ago, Ueli Hirzel was a circus acrobat, a tightrope dancer. Then he began to work behind the scenes and created an open space for emerging artists in his Château de Monthelon in France. With Hirzel's support, numerous successful and groundbreaking productions were created outside the mainstream circus scene.
Today, Ueli Hirzel no longer does any extreme contortions when he enters the stage. He takes a few brooms with him and shows us a kind of essence of circus life or perhaps a reflection of life itself. He reveals what one might call a radical wisdom born from a lifetime of experience. The truth is that Hirzel comes across as anything but old especially when he argues with himself and the audience.
Concept & Performance Ueli Hirzel Technique Daniel Ott Production Ueli Hirzel
Residences Chateau de Montelon; Kulturfabrik Wetzikon; Monopol Berlin