Sawdust Symphony


Michael Zandl | David Eisele | Kolja Huneck
























Craftsmanship confronting circus.


Sawdust Symphony is a circus performance in which Michael Zandl, David Eisele and Kolja Huneck combine their passion for crafting, fresh wood and object manipulation.


This piece talks about the human desire to create: the process from vision to construction, the tragedy of work and the relationship between tools and humans. Obsessed characters discover and transform their space and themselves to take the spectator into a unique DIY experience.


Sawdust Symphony is an intense dialogue between satisfaction, frustration and the smell of gasoline.




"Sawdust Symphony is unique; I have not seen anything like it on stage, in the circus ring or anywhere else. There were echoes of Dada, Samuel Beckett and even Alien but there were moments of breathtaking brilliance, inspired originality and astounding wit. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant."


Arts Talk Magazine




"The piece Sawdust Symphony is a sublime example of how visual, enchanting and meaningful contemporary circus theatre can be."



Annette Embrechts - de Volkskrant




"The circus- and theatrical performance of the trio is phenomenal, stunning.

We want to see more of this world of magical illusions!"


KULTUR - Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft




"With their piece, the three circus artists symbolized the collaboration between people and nature. A symbiosis that couldn't be more beautiful!"


Vorarlberg Online




"Sawdust Symphony is the proof that circus deserves

a prominent place in the theatres."


Elisabeth Oosterling - NRC




"Sawdust Symphony was so alienating, bizarre, elusive and surprising that I won't soon forget it."


Kees Bakker - FlevoPost