Circus

RAVEN

still hungry

Hydro-Québec Auditorium

The collective consists of artists Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt, who came together after many years of friendship to create innovative circus pieces together. Fresh, feminist and strong, their works do not shy away from exploring personal themes that are not easily found in circus.

In Raven, the artists explore the complex theme of motherhood. Based on their own experiences as artists and mothers, the performers intelligently and strikingly shed light on the stigma of the German term Rabenmutter (raven mother). With disarming directness, the performers present a moving performance on stage, challenging the status quo and inviting us to question and reconsider preconceived notions and sexist clichés.

In the first creation period of Raven, Still Hungry worked with the renowned director and performance artist Bryony Kimmings, who is known for her emotionally intelligent, provocative and progressive style.

6 years and up

Postponed — 55 minutes $34 — $45

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Photo - Lucia Gerhardt
Photo - Billie Wilson-Coffey
Photo - Andy Phillipson
Photo - Daniel Porsdorf
Photo - Andy Phillipson
Photo - Andy Phillipson
Photo - Andy Phillipson

What People Are Saying...

"Beautiful and spectacular... Among many other glorious qualities, Raven is particularly striking for the pitch-perfect ease with which it combines language and movement, as if the words acted as cues leading to soaring passages of movement that always add hugely to the meaning of the piece"

The Scotsman

"An excellent hour of circus, physical theatre and dance, digging into what the performers gave up and what they refuse to let go of"

Broadway Baby

"Contemporary feminist circus... strong and rousing"

EdFest Mag

"Heroes. Rock 'n' Roll goddesses"

The Circus Diaries

"When it all comes together it’s incredibly powerful, and I was wholly unprepared for the effect it would have on me"

ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

"Raven is impressive, feminist and creative and undoubtedly not one to miss out on"

Voice Mag

Credits

Co-Authors and Performers Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries, Romy Seibt
Co-Directed by Rachel Hameleers
Creative Support Bryony Kimmings
Producer Anke Politz / Chamäleon Berlin
Light Design Dennis Nähr
Costume Design Odile Hautemulle
Set design Daniele Drobny

Public Sponsors of the Programming

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ville de Québec