A Focus Company & Chaliwaté Compan’s show
The 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…
Total Theatre Award winner and popular hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, Backup is the first collaboration between two leading Belgian theatre groups, The Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company, with a shared interest in physical and object theatre, animation and video.
“For a long time, we have been following and appreciating each other’s work. It became clear that we had a similar approach to our art and it was obvious that we shared a common taste for unusual theatrical forms. As if we spoke the same visual, artisanal and poetic language.”
– Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company