Tall Tales Company


Friday 18:30

Saturday 17:30

Sunday 17:30

duration: 40 min.

access: free without reservation

location: playground 6

At the intersection of circus and physical theatre, three acrobats dance with their self-image. A firewoman from The Hague, an accountant from the Bronx and a sensitive macho from Mellila (North Africa) look their inner demons in the eye. Who are you? Who do you think you should be? How do others look at you?

Besides aerial acrobatics and acrodance, two rare circus disciplines are used: 'Icarian games' in which an acrobat does somersaults on the feet of a partner and 'hair-hanging'.


Acro, Aerial acrobatics, Theater


Melinda Meijs (NL), Christina Lancione (US/IT), Alfonso Escribano (ES)



Artistic collaboration 

  • Concept & Direction: Maartje Bonarius, Harm van der Laan
  • Performers: Melinda Meijs, Christina Lancione, Alfonso Escribano
  • Dramaturgy: Luc van Esch
  • Music: Jasper Boeke
  • Set: Jasper van Roden
  • Costumes: Hanne Pierrot, Anouk van Kampen Wieling
  • Production: Nikki Kracht, Susanna Paavola


Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Rotterdam, Fonds 21, Zabawas, Stichting ter bevordering van Volkskracht, Elise Mathilde Fonds, Van Ommeren de Voogt Stichting, Van der Mandele Stichting.

Website: www.talltales.nl

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