Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company


Yves Kerstius
"Backup is a jewel of creativity and humour and our heart’s choice for 2018"
Le Suricate Magazine
"Wonderful discovery (...) It's funny, lively, creative."
Le Soir
_ Time: 10.50
_ Duration: 30 mins
_ Age Suitability: 8+
_ Venue: Old Lab

North Pole, 4 am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap.  Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready…

The Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company collaborate for the first time to write and create a surprising and touching performance.  Both companies create work which combines gestural theatre, object theatre, puppetry, acting and video.  By concentrating on the smallest details they create a singular visual, metaphoric and poetic language, which grows from the personal and intimate experience of daily life, to reach out to the universal.

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★ The List - read
  • Le Suricate Magazine - read
  • Le Soir - read
  • ★★★★ The Reviews Hub - read
  • ★★★★ Broadway Baby - read
  • ★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Review - read
  • ★★★★ The Scotsman - read