A table, a chair, a closet, no exit. The world in which this man was born seems very modest at first view. Obviously different rules apply here, but this you can only know if you have been already somewhere else. He was never somewhere else. As he begins to question the reality of his life, it nearly seems that there is, next to objects that come alive and a small bugging fly which he shares the room with, an imperceptible power that is playing a perfidious game with him. Yet who is holding the threads in the end is even surprising for himself.



“Janus” is a strange, circensic, magic, humorous, Kafkaesque psycho-thriller, which includes especially one thing: hats.



Duration: 60 min

Performer: Michael Zandl

Special FX: Tom Henden

Director: Matthias Romir





Janus was an accomplished and original one man show with some virtuoso juggling and high precision dropping.

-ArtsTalk Magazin




Janus is a great intelligent funny piece of work. I enjoyed every moment.

-Jean Gandini (Gandini Juggling)




With Janus, Michael Zandl testifies to the ingenuity and diversity of forms in the genre of the new circus.

-Badische Neueste Nachrichten


previous dates:


05.11.2021          TagträumerInnen Festival, Horn (AUT)

13.05.2021          Zappelini Zelt am Altentor, Nordhausen (DE)

14.05.2021          Zappelini Zelt am Altentor, Nordhausen (DE)

21-22.01.2022    T-Werk, Potsdam (DE)

29.10.2022,         Flottmannhallen Herne (DE)

12.11.2020,         Maaspodium Rotterdam (NL)

24.-25.10.2020    Cultureel Centrum Corrosia, Almere (NL)

02.10.2020          Story Telling Festival, Bad Schönau (AT)

23.-24.09.2020    ATOLL Festival, Karlsruhe (DE)

29.02.2020           Lourdeskerk, Scheveningen

17.-19.1.2020      Pfefferberg Theater, Berlin

28.9.2019             Korzo, Den Haag

5.-7.9.2019           Fringe Festival, Amsterdam

31.8.2019             Jonglierconvention Traun

26./27.6.2019      Kristallwerk, Graz

18.6.2019             KLOVNBUF Festival, Ljubljana

1.6.2019               Freiburg JC

29.5.2019             Freudenhaus, Lustenau