Bevis gives an entertaining look at an odd selection of rarities, almost a museum of mystery. Applying concepts from astronomy, physics, chemistry, psychology, music, history, and technology together with the circus arts of juggling and magic, Bevis offers an endless parade of striking images. Research into long forgotten tricks and skills of the past is linked with contemporary innovations to produce a show which captures the imagination.
Pressure sensors, gravity rails, spherical acrylic, micro samplers, pencils, tablecloths, ping pong balls, hairdryers, dice, wooden origami, and a gong are all used in choreographed experiments that inspire laughter and wonder from the audience. Beyond traditional family entertainment, Bevis fits perfectly into any space or program associated with connecting information- schools, libraries, community centers, etc. The show's flexible framework allows for successful performances in many different environments and occasions. At the end, a workshop is included as part of the performance, inviting the audience to participate and learn many of the concepts demonstrated during the show.
Bevis can be connected to a larger workshop called the Idé Labbet. This long-form experience runs several times over the course of 2 days, covering unique content in each session and ending with a performance of Bevis for the collected workshop participants. Idé Labbet is about discovering who you are, finding your own unique voice, and believing in your ideas. The Lab introduces core concepts to participants through simple, easy, and fun games, rituals, and surprises based upon the fundamentals of juggling and object manipulation found in circus.
Price: €1400 + VAT (25%) first performance, €1000 + VAT (25%) each additional performance on the same day. Expenses for travel, accommodation, and per diems for 2 people will be added to the price. VAT is not added for VAT registered companies and organizations within the EU, outside of Sweden.
Show title: Bevis
Performers: Erik Åberg (SWE) & Jay Gilligan (USA)
Length: 45 minutes (includes 15 minute workshop)
Target audience: Age 4-12, but plays well for any age
Performance space: Cleared and clean 4x4 meter floorspace, well lit (normal, everyday room lighting), minimum 2.5 meter ceiling height
Technical requirements: One standard 220v electrical outlet or extension cord near the performance area
Load in time: 1 hour prior to showtime
Load out time: 30 minutes after the last audience member has left.
Shoe size: Erik 44, Jay 49