Sitting Duck

Chiringuito Paradise

Sitting Duck

Two barmen are preparing the opening for the Chiringuito Paradise party. Everything is ready for the opening. The guests have already come, the program is done, the champagne’s on ice so the party can start. An emotional duo trying to save the day through an apocalyptic mix made of catastrophic juggling, physical comedy and, of course, fireworks.

Chiringuito Paradise, directed by Christine Rossignol, is inspired by the physical comedy and the surprising clumsiness of the most famous clowns on the big screen like B. Keaton, C. Chaplin, P. Sellers, but equally by the simplicity and depth of a dramaturgy that recalls universal characters. This principle prompted Sitting Duck to develop a comic language that may be close to that of a slapstick comedy, but at the same time meets the requirements of a street show. The company uses the slapstick through a series of micro comic situations, placed in a scenario focused on chaos and failure. The exploit also plays an important role in the show. Falls, accidents, juggling and manipulation of objects add a spectacular touch to the performance.

By and with: Gonzalo Alarcón and Joris Verbeeren
Directed by: Christine Rossignol
Coaching: Stéphane Filloque, Sander de Cuyper and Élise Ouvrier-Buffet
Scenography: Joris Verbeeren, Dajo Peeters and Mathijs Reymer
Production: Ab Joy asbl
Copodruction: La Cascade - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque
With the support of: Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon CCBW, Maison des Jonglages, Espace Catastrophe Centre - International des Arts du Cirque, Circuscentrum, Centre culturel d’Engis, Centre culturel Wolubilis, Circusplaneet, Théâtre La Roseraie, Ville d'Ath/CAR, 30CC het cultuurcentrum van Leuven

Show: Chiringuito Paradise
Country: Belgium
Genre: Physical comedy, slapstick, catastrophic juggling