P A C E
PACE is the first production of the Scandinavian made circus company Below Zero.
The show is a duett with the hand to hand couple Axel and Sara.
It touches on the idea of relationships - how time and movement affect the artists relationship and in its turn how the relationship affects the time and movement of the performance itself.
Understanding PACE is understanding our northern heritage.
What characterizes the north in many ways is that people have lost contact with each other, as the greatness of independence got everyones attention, we’re no longer dependent on each other. We don’t trouble each other with the small things anymore, we don’t ask for help, pride makes us believe that depending on each other is shameful.
PACE is the opposite. It thrives on contact and troubling each other with the small things.
With music ranging over different genres the soundscape is unpredictable which makes the performance even more alive as electric beats mixes with Scandinavian folk music.
With a simple yet impressive scenography PACE makes the stage come alive.
From small intimate spaces to huge rooms with walls staring down at the artists, the scenography changes in a organic way together with the performance.
The gentle light that the fatigued fabric imposes on the space creates a bridge between the industrial doorframe of solid steel and the human fragility of the artists bodies.
It’s a personal piece where the artists gives a honest performance filled with emotion, original movement and the highest level of modern circus.
Welcome to Below Zero’s first piece: