PHOTO: © Manuel Harlan


In the organizer's words:

Seven hopeful artists, but only one can win. Who will be the "New Face of the Circus"?

In Showdown, seven acrobats compete night after night in an extraordinary casting show to be chosen as the "New Face of the Circus. Led by a charismatic presenter, the audience is invited to decide for themselves who will receive the coveted prize. As the play progresses, we learn more and more about the individual and shared experiences of the contestants, see connections and conflicts emerge as they gradually begin to question the play....

Powerful, approachable and highly entertaining, Showdown brings narrative contemporary circus to the Chameleon stage. Outstanding acrobatics become entertaining satire through spoken word elements penned by rising comedy star Athena Kugblenu, all the while accompanied by a fantastic soundtrack of UK hip hop, grime and Afrobeat by London-based musician Afrikan Boy.

Showdown is the first collaboration between award-winning British company Upswing and Chameleon and will premiere in Berlin in February 2024. A playful exploration of power and competition that sweeps us along and makes us laugh.

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Chamäleon Theater Rosenthaler Straße 40/41 10178 Berlin

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