© Alex Allison



60 mins / From 8 of age / Festival

  • French premiere, Long form
  • Juggling, Music, Running
  • Absurd, Comedy, Poetry
  • Frontal
  • Heart of the festival


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  • 1. Houdremont Cultural Center, La Courneuve
  • Sunday 10 April 2022 / 21:15
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  • Full rate: 12€
    Courneuve resident rate: 10€
    Reduced rate & tax refunds: 6€
    Festival pass full rate :60€
    Festival pass reduce rate : 30€

Two jugglers find themselves bound to treadmills and their rules, while a musician conducts them through a series of games and experiments. A lively circus show which celebrates juggling and running.

Running is itself an incredibly efficient means of human locomotion. Have you ever thought about the number of muscles needed to run, the number of neural pathways between the head and the legs used for each jump, what it means in terms of body coordination, for something that seems to happen automatically? Juggling is a comparable phenomenon.

Our desire to celebrate the evolution of walking and throwing in a human way whereas our culture is becoming more motionless than ever led us to create RUNNERS- a circus show which combines excellent juggling, amazing objects and incredible sounds. Let’s party and celebrate together!


The Hippana.Maleta company was founded in 2018 on the basis that juggling, object handling, and using your body can help build languages to explore aspects of the human condition. Alex Allison (IE), Jonas Schiffauer (DE) and Moisés Mas García (ES) share and develop a specific vision of circus, poetry and performance.


  • Staging :
  • Alex Allison
  • Jonas Schiffauer
  • Perfomer :
  • Alex Allison
  • Jonas Schiffauer
  • Moisés Mas García
  • Dramaturgy and choreographic accompaniment :
  • Benjamin Richter Darragh
  • Mc Loughlin
  • Anna-Katharina Andrees
  • Marie Lena Kaiser
  • Costume design :
  • Liora Epstein
  • scenography :
  • Jonas Schiffauer
  • Alex Allison
  • Moisés Mas García
  • Graphics and video :
  • Alex Allison


Production :

Hippana Maleta

Funded by :

– NEUSTART KULTUR // Fonds Darstellende Künste mit Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Fund for the teaching of art and media)

– NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste mit Mitteln des Ministeriums für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

– Kulturamt der Stadt Köln (Office of Culture of the City of Cologne)

– Arts Council of Ireland

– Zirkus ON

Co-produced by :

T-Werk, Potsdam

Aided by :

ION Instruments

Johnson Health Tech

artistic residencies

Atoll Festival – Tollhaus Karlsruhe

Barnes Crossing, Cologne

Katapult Berlin

Strada Bremen

Latibul (ZAK), Cologne

Latitude 50, Marchin

Open Space, Bochum

Am Hafen district, ZAIK Köln

Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

Schaulust Bremen

Awards :

Zirkus ON 2021 / BUZZ


2021, Dec 10, Köln / Cologne DE

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Special information(s)

[*Reduced rate]

For unemployed people, recipients of the RSA, large families, students, minors, Vermeil card recipients, differently-abled people, groups of more than 10.

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