© Alex Allison



60 mins / From 8 years old / Festival

  • Long form, Room
  • Balls
  • Without words
  • Frontal
  • Heart of the festival


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  • Houdremont Cultural Center, La Courneuve
  • Sunday 10 April 2022 / 21:15
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  • Full price: 12€
    Courneuve residents: 10€
    Reduced price*: 6€
    Full price festival pass: 60€
    Reduced price festival pass: 30€

Two jugglers find themselves tied to the rules of running machines, while a musician orchestrates them through a series of games and experiments. A live circus show celebrating juggling and running.

Running is itself an incredibly efficient form of human locomotion. Have you ever thought about the number of muscles needed to run, the number of nerve pathways between the head and the leg that are used with each jump, what that means in terms of body coordination, for something that seems to be happening automatically ? Juggling is a similar phenomenon.

To celebrate the evolution of human walking and throwing in an increasingly immobile culture, we’ve created RUNNERS: a circus show combining excellent juggling, amazing objects and incredible sounds.
Let’s party and celebrate together!

Hippana Maleta

The Hippana.Maleta company was formed in 2018 using juggling, manipulation and the body as a basis for building languages in which artists can explore aspects of the human condition. Alex Allison (IE), Jonas Schiffauer (DE) and Moisés Mas García (ES) explore and share their 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

Financed by
: NEUSTART KULTUR // Fonds Darstellende Künste mit Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Art and Media Education Fund)
– 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

Coproduced by
: T-Werk, Potsdam

Supported 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 premiere 2021, Dec 10, Köln / Cologne DE

> More informations on the show and the company

Special information(s)

[*Reduced price]

For people without jobs, RSA beneficiaries, large families, students, under 18s, Vermeil card holders, disabled, groups of more than 10 people .

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