Humans by Heinz Innerhofer

In a way, the circus is the contemporary Real-Time-Real-Avengers-Marvel-Comic-Version of the theatre – not necessarily in its lightness or playfulness, but in the fact that there are people, extraordinary people and superheroes who do things that are not normal – and yet they are ordinary people.

Not only comics but also elements from other art forms inspire the art of circus: the movement, the intelligence, the performance practice, the improvisation of dance and physical theatre, the telling of stories and the contemporary abstract structures of modern contemporary theatre, the musicality, the structural life, and the mere ability to generate deep emotions from abstract relationships and harmonic tensions that can be found. All these factors become a kind of energy that flows into and absorbs the circus work, crystallizing and pushing it to the top.

So in a way, Heinz Innerhofer’s photos are a fusion of different genres, where the dancers, the music by their precision and, by contrast, the blurred to unrecognizable photographs form a peculiarity and togetherness.

Not only comics but also elements from other art forms inspire the art of circus….
Heinz Innerhofer’s photos are a fusion of different genres, where the dancers, the music by their precision and, by contrast, the blurred to unrecognizable photographs form a peculiarity and togetherness.

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