It really hurts when your head hits the concrete

A man drags his companion around like a rag doll; a 70 kilo body tethered to him. Lost and looking for the way, he deploys the rag doll as a living Swiss army knife. Tap on his head and water comes out, climb on his shoulders to look around. But what if your companion no longer wants to play along?

It really hurts when your head hits the concrete embodies in a humorous and poetic way how we all carry our history with us. In this physical performance you are immersed into an absurd world in which the internal struggle of a man becomes personified. Expect a deluge of images that reads like a poem and takes you to virtuosic acrobatic highlights.

Expect an iconoclastic trip that reads like a poem and carries you to peaks of acrobatic virtuosity. You’re in for a treat.


Concept & Creation

Tom de Ronde & Nick Deroo

Pol Eggermont

Sound Design
Jethro Cooke

Poster & Teaser
Joshua Walter

End Directing
Jef Van gestel

Thanks to Collectief FRIS Supermarkt, Mischa van Schaijk, MAMM, Niels Nijs, Alexander Vantournhout, Jiaxin Chen, Fran Vozila, Nina de Wringer & Feikes Huis

Made possible by Janivo Fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam, Amarte Fonds, Gemeente Utrecht, Cultuurfonds, Norma Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, FONDS 21

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