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PEEK-A-BOO!

THE SHOW

Peek-a-Boo is a street theater performance for all ages, a boxing match full of irresistible slapstick and burlesque acrobatics. The show -in an authentic boxing ring- is suited for big and small events in the open air, but can also be performed indoors as well as in a circus tent.

In the left corner … Boğa Crackin’ Pas͑tek ! 
In the right corner … Galli Royal Pas͑tek !
Every day they come to blows –
over an egg, a lost bet, a woman,
for better or for worse, 
for faded glory,
for eternal fame.
They are bohemians, boxers, brothers !
Only one will be King of the Ring.
And the day after it starts all over again.

Creation and acting 
Johan Dils, Maxime Membrive & Johannes Vanbinnebeek

Set design and costumes
Johan Dils et Han Mannaert

A production by

Compagnie Charlie& Charlie Productions

Pro Area

GALLERY

THANKS TO

Adrien Husser, Nicolas Andry, Nicolas Guilmard, Mortimer Petre, Cécile Hellin, Jona den Aantrekker, Manu Bouton, Brecht Devloo, Micheline Vandepoel, Selim Sainz, Marine Sprumont, Jokke Vanderlinden, Clémence Dethier, Jérémie Nicaise, Merlin Van Impe, Vanessa Daniëls, Guido Vanbinnebeek, Leonor Husson, Charlotte Lippinois, Jérôme Zahno, Joris Vanbinnebeek, Olivier Rijckaert, Audric, Tim Oliphant, Dawa Sherpa, Olivier Gardenal, Rosalie Germeau, Lieven Thierion, Phil Kaiser, Anke Scholz, …

Special thanks to:

Gonzalo Alarcon, Baptiste Leman, Barend Weyens, Han Mannaert, Pascale Mahieu, Babou Sanchez,…

RAKANYAK

A STORY…

The work is done, the boxing match is over, it’s time to set up camp.

Boga, Patasj and Galli convert their boxing ring into a house. Their hands work fast but their thoughts wander away… to their home country. Meet their family from Berktìstan! The construction of the house and the meeting of the new members of the Pašteⱪ family are the main thread of the show and a perfect pretext to show the acting, slapstick and acro techniques of our three friends. Songs and traditional music accompany the scenes.

…OF SLAPSTICK…

Just like in Peek-a-Boo! slapstick is at the centre of Rakanyak. Slapstick bridges the gap between circus and circus technique by combining physical play with technical mastery of the body in acrobatic situations. This burlesque performance – live on the street, in the square or in the park – is direct, vulnerable and honest. Everything happens here and now in front of the audience. The success of the gag stands or falls with perfect timing and execution, the artist has only one chance and failure is a possibility. He engages with the whole body in acrobatic situations and does not fear danger. The audience appreciates this radical vulnerability and it is this empathic connection with the audience that interests us. Pure and simple slapstick, performed live, is the trademark of Compagnie Charlie.

…FOR EVERYONE…

Wherever they go, the Pašteⱪ Family creates its own world. Patasj, Boga and Galli are migratory birds. They settle in the common space and thus become the new neighbors of the local audience. They have no concept of applicable norms such as privacy or ownership. They are particular and different.

They have their own ideas about food, work or life. Moreover, the three Pašteⱪs address each other in their own language. The Berkti language is the result of a collective play of Esperanto, Bulgarian, Albanian, Turkish… and expands by a few words at each performance. The fact that no one understands the Pašteⱪs does not prevent them from connecting with everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, with the rich as well as the poor. With their own language, as well as the universal language of physical and visual humor, the Pašteⱪs connect ages, orientations, colors, identities, origins, etc., wherever they go.

…IN PUBLIC SPACE!

Every passer-by, resident or visitor who has the time and inclination to stop and enjoy a performance by Cie Charlie is welcome, regardless of age, gender, social class or physical ability. With this variety of audiences and venues, the Pašteⱪs are in their element. For them, moreover, every encounter is a friendship for life. The Rakanyak show can be performed anywhere: at circus festivals, municipal fairs, neighbourhood parties organised by local associations, in prisons, at the opening (and closing) events of cultural centres, etc.

It is Compagnie Charlie’s dream to create bubbles of laughter within the shows in which everyone recognises themselves, forgets themselves and is carried away by the contagious collective laughter. We are convinced that laughter opens doors and unites people.

GALLERY

TEAM

Concept: Johan Dils, Maxime Membrive, Elise Ouvrier-Buffet and Johannes Vanbinnebeek

Actors: Maxime Membrive and Johannes Vanbinnebeek

Director: Elise Ouvrier-Buffet

Set design: Les Passeurs de Rêves: Yves Coumans with the help of Thierry Gillet

Scenography: Claire Renard, Yves Coumans

The bears: Nadia Vermeulen, Han Mannaert

Costumes: Han Mannaert

Acrobatics: Jokke Vanderlinden

Magic: Medhi Béduin

Musical composition: Gaëtan Casteels,

Musicians: Gaëtan Casteels, David Desalle

Singing coach: Valérie Davreux

Sound effects: Aurélien Van Trimpont

Trailer/teaser: Pauline Richon

Sales: Sandra Diris

Graphic design: Charlotte Lippinois

Production: Pascale Mahieu

THANKS TO

Special thanks to Peter Deuss in Inneke Martens

PRODUCTION

A production of Compagnie Charlie

Coproduction: Perpodium – Arsenic2 – Cie Passeurs de Rêves, lieu de fabrique Le Vaisseau – Les Baladins du Miroir – MCAth – Miramiro – CIRKL – Zomer van Antwerpen – CCBW

With the support of the Flemish Community – Circus Decree and the

French Community – Cultuur/Culture. With the support of the tax-shelter of the Belgian federal government