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…
About Stefano Di Renzo
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.
Devised and performed by Stefano Di Renzo
with direction from Tina Koch, Flick Ferdinando and Rob Tannion
Music by Gabriele Pierro
Costume by Tina Bicat
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
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.