Amygdala at the Sansusī Festival, Latvia, 2018 Photo: Krista Saberova&Edgars Tabaks

Amygdala at the Sansusī Festival, Latvia, 2018
Photo: Krista Saberova&Edgars Tabaks

Amygdala is a contemporary circus performance reflecting the human presence in the natural world; the artists recreate aspects of the changing earth using the materials and actions that are implicated in its change. 

The In-Situ project adapts Amygdala to un-codified spaces, creating singular performances extrapolated from the show’s themes and content. Materials and bodies interplay with the environment to evoke a sense of mutual impact and evolutionary transformation.

During the piece, they construct and deconstruct geological and man-made forms in a continuous unfolding.

The materials are highly reactive to external conditions (airflow/humidity/temperature), and the public, walking inside the performance, reacts differently each time. This means the artists are in a constant negotiation with the limits of control over their work. 


 
In Situ performance in Reggio Emilia, 2018

In Situ performance in Reggio Emilia, 2018

Amygdala In Situ allows the particular shape and quality of a space to participate in the show’s realization, reflecting the exchanges occurring between humans and our planet : as we transform the environment, the environment is transforming us.