–Its creators, Javiera Acuña Rosati and Camillo Giraud, have several years of experience working with this kind of theater under their belts, with careers spanning more than nine years and experience managing several traveling circus-theater projects in Europe (Circo Paniko, La Capra Grassa y Cia., Coliflor).
–It’s a play that takes us back to circus’s very roots, where traveling is an actual way of life for the families involved.
New circus: Also called contemporary circus (nouveau cirque in French), this performing arts genre - developed in the middle of the twentieth century - is characterized, among other things, by basing itself on a story told through different circus acts and disciplines. The focus is on making an esthetic impact and on a performance that tells a story, sometimes using theater techniques as well.
Physical theater: This is a kind of theater based on the body’s expressive and communicational abilities, in performances whose aim is to tell a story using corporality. Its roots are in Japanese nō theater, Italian commedia dell’arte, circus acts, certain types of Asian theater and mime. Its modern-day version is usually said to date from the first half of the twentieth century.
Object theater: According to the International Puppetry Union’s World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts, this is a kind of theater where the human figure is not present (under the guise of an actor, puppet or another representation) and where objects, in the widest sense, are favored in the dramaturgy to the detriment of the verbal form. It’s predominantly a visual theater, having more in common with the figurative arts than other kinds of theater. The actor, when he is present, assimilates himself into the space, sometimes through the use of stage elements or costume and he does not necessarily portray a character.