Chiringuito Paradise
Sitting Duck


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Two barmen are preparing the festive opening of Chiringuito Paradise. Everything is ready for a successful opening ceremony.
With the guests already there, a full program, and the Champagne on ice, the party can begin.

A heart-warming duo trying to save the day in an apocalyptic mix including catastrophic juggling, physical comedy and–of course–fireworks!!!

Welcome to Chiringuito Paradise!

By and with: Gonzalo Alarcón and Joris Verbeeren

Street performance (adaptable for indoors and chapiteau)

Genre: Physical comedy, slapstick, catastrophic juggling

Duration: 45 min

All audiences and ages
Directed by: Christine Rossignol

Coaching: Stéphane Filloque, Sander de Cuyper and Élise Ouvrier-Buffet

Scenography: Joris Verbeeren, Dajo Peeters and Mathijs Reymer


Production: Ab Joy asbl

Copodruction: La Cascade - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque

With the support of: Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon CCBW, Espace Catastrophe Centre International des Arts du Cirque, Maison des Jonglages, Centre culturel Wolubilis, Centre culturel d’Engis, Circusplaneet, Circuscentrum, Théâtre La Roseraie, Ville d'Ath / CAR, 30CC

Sitting Duck is a Belgian Circus & Street theatre company created in 2016 by Gonzalo Alarcón, from Hopla Circus, and Joris Verbeeren, from Shake That. They play with juggling, slapstick, accidents and object manipulation as the source for comic material.

The company's specialties are bottle juggling, physical comedy and impossible tricks!

Chiringuito Paradise, directed by Christine Rossignol, draws inspiration from the physical comedy and the surprising clumsiness of the most famous Clowns of the big screen (B. Keaton, C. Chaplin, P. Sellers…), but equally from the simplicity and the depth of a dramaturgy, which calls upon universal characters. This principle has pushed Sitting Duck to develop a comical language that can be close to that of slapstick comedy, but which at the same time meets the requirements of a street show. The company approaches slapstick as a series of unattractive and hilarious micro situations, inserted in a scenario focused on chaos and failure. The exploit plays also an important role in the show. Falls, accidents, juggling and object manipulation add a spectacular touch to the performance.

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Veera Kaukoranta

Creative Producer / Tour Manager

+ 32 (0) 483 65 26 90

Ab Joy asbl - Bruxelles