Stefano Di Renzo


Hold On

Hold On – Photo by Silvia Cruz


The show

Playing on and around a self-counterweighted slack rope system Hold On explores the relationship between a man and the system that governs his life. He holds himself afloat just by the strength of his grip whilst precariously balancing on top of the rope he is holding. He is in control of the system but at the same time, he is controlled by it. He is the intrinsic part of the system, he holds it up, he holds himself up, but if he wants to leave, if he decides to let go, he will fall…

The artist

Stefano Di Renzo is a circus theatre artist working towards a dynamic fusion between circus and physical language, examining potential meanings and stories through equilibristic, object manipulation and corporal movement. Stefano trained at Municipal School of Circus Alcorcón in Madrid and at Circus Space in London. His first solo show On My Way premiered at Festival Mirabilia (Italy) in 2012 and has been touring ever since. Hold On is his second solo show and will tour festivals in Europe from 2015. Alongside his own work, Stefano has worked with Ockham’s Razor, Theatre Rites, Company F.Z., The Generating Company and Compañia LA.


Commissioners and Partners

Commissioned by Without Walls.

Co-commissioned by Circulate project. Supported by Espace Catastrophe, Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE), Watermans Arts Centre and Lab:time.

 Suitcase logo Hold On by Stefano Di Renzo is currently available for touring. Please contact the company directly for details of availability, technical requirements and costs.


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