Bitter Fools

Bladder Circus Company

Theatrical Concert

The „Bladder Circus brings jazz musicians and actors together and was created in 1997 by Szabolcs Szöke. He is best known in Hungary as a world (music) musician and founder of various ensembles as well as in his second and third professions as theatre artist and visual artist respectively.

»Bitter Fools« Theatrical Concert
German Première

If Thomas Bernhard portrays culture as a garbage dump, a site for the proliferation of music and art, then this theatrical concert might also be called « The City, Death and Music ». Obscure objects, worn-out materials and unique instruments are elicited from the latter. Weird wonders of sound tell of comic memories which are filled with a poetry of disintegration: of outsiders, tramps, displaced acrobats, human dummies, virtuoso exhibitionists, bordering on homesickness yet worlds away, between a fairground booth, a grotty variety show and a poor person’s circus; with Kantor and Fellini ever present in the VIP box.

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Direction: Szabolcs Szöke
Performers: Gábor Dióssi, Beáta Palya, Domokos Szabó, Lajos Spilák, Katalin Homonnai, László Nádasi, Rita Deák Varga, Szabolcs Szöke
When: Saturday, June 23, 8.30 p.m. and 11.00 p.m.
Where: Waldschloss, Atelier
Duration: approx. 60 minutes


Artificial Respiration
Teatr Porywacze Cial/Teatr Usta Usta – Poznan/Poland
Bitter Fools
Bladder Circus Company – Budapest/Hungary
CHILDREN OF THE BEAST or, on the marvellously foolish talent of believing in man
figuren theater tübingen/TEATRON THEATER – Arnsberg/Jerusalem/Tübingen
Akademia Ruchu – Warsaw/Poland
Columbine’s Bridal Veil
Roman Markholia Virtual Theatre – Moscow/Russia
Teatrul NOTTARA/ Compania teatrala 777 – Bucharest/Romania
Great Song of the Eradication of the Jewish People
DeGater ´87 – Potsdam/Germany
Kàin Kalapja (Cain’s Hat)
Artus – Budapest/Hungary
Mauritius and other proposals
Akademia Ruchu – Warsaw/Poland
MEDEÄÄ. 214 Picture Descriptions.
400 ASA – Zurich;Bern/Switzerland
Pelenai (Ashes)
Gliukai – Klaipeda/Lithuania
Forced Entertainment – Sheffield/Great Britain
The filament cycle
Stateless – Mostar/Bosnia/New York/USA
There in the far valley
Compania Barbora Látalová – Prague / Czech Republic
Stimmhorn – Basle/Switzerland
Dr. Bajan & Brain Drain – St. Petersburg / Russia



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