Street theatre pure
comical, outragous, site-specific

Be it with the spontaneity of the Pigeon Chaser, the poetry of Trash or the grotesque charm of the Burps,
Shiva Grings brings something unique and beautiful into each of his performances.

The Pigeon Chaser

A singing, improvising, lovable clown. The Pigeon Chaser takes every situation and melts it into something unique and wonderful. Evolving out of the moment, the show integrates everything around it; audience, venue, gusts of winds, even pigeons are unwittingly sucked into the performance.

At the end there is always a climatic ending, be it a karate number or a King-Kong tribute; a juggling routine upon the shoulders of brave men, or a particularly ridiculous boxing match.

Trash

A silent, poetic clown. Trash is a joyful look at the world and the lengths to which we will go to survive in it. With an infectious naivety, it plays with the themes of garbage and poverty.

The show, set in the charming world of the silent clown, creates a restaurant on the street, served by a waiter with drinks taken directly from the audience, and a gentleman dressed purely from other people’s clothing!

The Burps

Who is that coming around the corner?

Two charming creatures, oddly-shaped, but sweetly served, it's the Burps, on a quest to tickle the funny bone of the passers-by, mixing themselves most cheekily into other people's conversations and space.

And, before you know it, the audience are arm in arm, dancing a waltz or crawling through each others' legs. With their infectious joy, the Burps prove that it's alright to be different.

Shiva Grings: actor, performer, director

Working as a performer since 1998, Shiva Grings has toured Europe and also made it across the globe to places such as Siberia, Brazil and New Zealand. He has played in the ViaThea (Görlitz), the Tete-a-tete (Rastatt), Auckland Buskers (New Zealand), Titirimundi (Spain), Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival (Norway) and many more renouned festivals. His shows are unique and varied, often balancing themselves somewhere between improvised comedy and cheeky provocation; be it as a silent clown, a furious King Kong, a frightened boxer or a dancing buffoon. Always eager to interact with the world around him, he confirms what Shakespeare always said: all the world is a stage.

  • The director

    Both Creeping Carnival and Modo’s Carnival, puppetry performances by Anita Bertolami, have been directed by Shiva Grings. He has also directed Männercocktail by Mixtura Unica and Freude schenken by Peter Weyel, the latter a provocative, experimental cabaret show. All shows are now touring the European festival scene.

  • The teacher

    Shiva Grings has taught stage-presence, clown, buffoon and theatre of the oppressed to both amateurs and experienced performers. His education in the Commedia School, Denmark, as given him a solid base in which to safely guide and push students to discover the world around them - as well as themselves.

Contact and bookings

info@shivagrings.com
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