15th – 28th Aug at 20:30
“This stunning circus/dance masterpiece is making its UK debut at Edinburgh Fringe. Award winning company, Cirk La Putyka, returns to Edinburgh Fringe with a spellbinding show filled to the brim with enchanting dance, impressive acrobatics and original live music that sets out to examine the experience of time in a world that demands everything be done in haste.
Runners takes on a daring feat performing this completely unique piece upon an extraordinary giant treadmill. Four skilled dancers and two musicians invite the audience to consider life in a fast-paced world – ruminating on the concept of time and the way we move through it, using the treadmill as the central metaphor. As the cast performs powerful choreography, original live music, Cyr wheel stunts and bewildering acrobatics, they also run almost an entire marathon.”
Review by Richard Lambert, 5 Stars
It’s a rare treat to come across a show that’s this unique and original.
The construct is simply this – put a very large treadmill onto the stage. But clearly, this troupe have had plenty of time, experimentation and practise to sprinkle with incredible talent and athleticism to make this into RUNNERS! A show that blends athleticism, circus skills, theatrical artistry, acting, split-second timing into an unforgettable experience.
It’s also quite rare and wonderful on the Fringe to come across a show that’s really well lit! Brilliant job by the lighting designer Jiří (Zewll) Maleňák and Set Designer Pavla Kamanová.
Add in a live band – a keyboard/guitarist alongside a singer/violinist. And this is theatre at it’s best!
Exhilirating, exciting, frightening, beautiful and edge-of-your-seat scary in places. With a finale that got the entire audience on their feet in a standing ovation!
Do not miss this show! It will be one you remember forever!
Dora Sulženko Hoštová
Directors: Rostislav Novák Jr. and Vít Neznal
Choreography: Dora Sulženko Hoštová
Dramaturgy: Petr Erbes and Viktor Černický
Set Design: Pavla Kamanová
Costumes: NoN Grata and Mikuláš Brukner
Music: Jan Čtvrtník, Veronika Linhartová
Lighting design: Jiří (Zewll) Maleňák
Sound design: Jan Středa
Physiotherapeutic support: Kateřina Mikynová
Running Coach: Ian Adensam
Production Manager: David Ostružár
Producer: Cirk La Putyka
Technical support: Daniel Hajtl, Matěj Pohorský, Oldřich Procházka
Graphic design: Les kanců
Photo: Tomáš Třeštík, Petr Chodura
Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/runners