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Kaleiding is the debut  show of the contemporary circus company Lily&Janick. The show will be a play between light, reflections and new perspectives onto partner acrobatics. With a long mirror that lays on the floor, images are getting created that hypnotize – like watching an everyday life situation through a kaleidoscope. This distorted reality invites into a decelerated world where up is down and down is up. Kaleiding will be a movement based show working on the border between dance, circus and visual arts. The movement research is specific to the confined space of the mirror (3m x 5m).

The reflective surface invites for slides and images that draw the focus downwards into the extended stage space that the audience observes from two tribunes framing the mirror on each side. This intimate setting creates a strong bond between the audience and performers who are so close that they could touch each other.

2022 Kaleiding was in the laboratory phase. Now we are thrilled to start the creation phase in 2023. The premier will be at Korzo in The Hague on the 23rd of September 2023. We are currently open for bookings for the 2023/24 season. If you want to bring Kaleiding into your theater or festival please contact us via email.


Performers and Makers: Lily Schlinker and Janick Kremer

Sound design: Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek)

Light Creation: Edwin van Steenbergen & Batist van Baekel

Dramaturgical advice: Lara van Lookeren

Outside Eyes: Noëmi Wagner & Batist van Baekel

Costume: Pilar Caton (Biencaton) & Luise Hoffmann

Production: Lily Schlinker


Zirkus ON (DE), Circunstruction (NL), Circusstad (NL), Gemeente Rotterdam (NL), Le Palc – Pôle National Cirque (FR), PERPLX (BE), Tollhaus Karlsruhe (DE), TENT –

house for contemporary circus (NL)



CC Amstel (NL), Corpo Rotterdam (NL), TENT (NL), Katapult Berlin (DE), Circus Dance Festival Cologne (DE), Tollhaus Karlsruhe (DE), La Strada Bremen (DE), Le Palc - Pôle National Cirque (FR), PERPLX (BE)

Das Projekt Kaleiding wird begleitet durch das Kreationsbündnis Zirkus ON. Zirkus ON wird ermöglicht im Rahmen des Programms „Verbindungen fördern“ des Bundesverbands Freie Darstellende Künste, dieses gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.

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Pictures: Charlotte Hofer & Kolja Huneck
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