the framework of the International Festival of Street Theatre
hold in the Czech city of Brno, the 21 Yellow Anorexic Elephants
performed in the centre of the city and offered this latest performance
of the company to many people who came to enjoy it: The Circle
("kruh" in Czech). This represents the beggining
of the performances of our theatre company around Europe.
What is really “trash theatre”? Did there ever existed
something like that?
Circle” is an extreme exageration of society behaviour:
the insustaintable environment situation reaches a moment of
chaos when the world explodes and everybody runs, searching
for a place to shelter.
Somebody -a hippy silly girl- finds a safe place protected by
a circle and calls the rest of the people to come there with
convivence of all those extremely characteristic persons representing
different faces of society leads to an absurd and non-sense situation:
the circle gets smaller and smaller and this forces them to throw
people out of the circle.
To make it even more silly and crazzy, the performance is introduced
by an elegant cavaret man who thinks he can seduct the audience
with his horrible bad singing and stupid movements; a disco melody
of “the circle” which often appears to make the characters
dance all of a sudden; and a surprising ending which makes us
wonder: “oh, my god, what the hell is this?”