Circus Katoen

As heavy as it goes

In As heavy as it goes Circus Katoen explores different aspects of physical labour. With the weight of 18 heavy bags as starting material they are looking to re - define their circus practice. As heavy as it goes is a composition of organizing and disorganizing, carrying and dropping and giving attention on finding playfulness when pushing their physical limits.

Weight has always been a key element in Circus Katoen’s practice, especially working with the equilibrium of their two bodies. With this pe rformance they want to grotesquely elaborate on this element by using the bags as a challenge.   


'As Heavy as it goes' had its première at Festival PerlX 2017. With this show, Circus Katoen is a laureate of CircusNext 2015/2016, which is a European platform for young talent. 




  • 10+

  • Capacity: 200 pers.

  • 50 min

  •  indoor & locatie

  • space: 9mx9m (min. 8mx8m), height: min. 5m

  • set-up: 7h

  • breakdown: 1h


Artistic Coach: Geert Belpaeme

Physical support: Kitt Johnson

Artistic support: Sebastian Kahn

Light design: Kris Van Oudenhove

Staging: Rinus Samyn and Kris Van Oudenhove