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a circus experience with light-,
colour- and object manipulation

premiere: October 2021
concept/performance: Kolja Huneck
artistic advice: Benjamin Richter, Andrea Salustri
music/composition: Rutger Zuydervelt - Machinefabriek

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About CM_30

CM_30 is minimalistic circus, a contemplative walk through the world of colours

The solo piece by the circus artist Kolja Huneck invites the audience to intensely perceive a fleeting universe. Together with the visitors, a synaesthetic colour bath is created between contemporary circus and installation art. Poetic juggling is the painting tool in an airy room that is acoustically filled by the compositions created by Rutger Zuydervelt.
With CM_30 Kolja Huneck questions the traditional expectations towards circus and juggling and lets the boundary between audience and artist dissolve. Can a circus performance relax the public and facilitate falling asleep?
The title CM_30 symbolises the size of the props, various discs and lamps, each 30cm in diameter.

performance dates


17th & 18th of February 2024, PACT Zollverein, Essen


29th & 30th of September 2023, Move! - Krefelder Tage für modernen Tanz, Krefeld
29th of July 2023, Mittelfest, Cividale del Friuli, Italy
24th of June 2023, Blue Ballon Zirkusfestival Nordhausen, Germany

20th of June, Terminal Festival, Udine, Italy
th of June, Prague Quadrennial of Performance, Bravo Theater, Czech Republic

18th of May 2023, MittelYoung Festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
13th of May 2023, Cirque Mania, Schuur Haarlem - The Netherlands


11th of November 2022, Nuit du Cirque/Zeit für Zirkus Hamburg

4th - 6th of November 2022, Lichtwoche München

22nd of October 2022, Darmstadt

7th & 8th of October 2022, Rodeo Festival Munich

28th & 29th of April 2022, Festival Perspectives Saarbrücken



28th of November 2021, This is not a circus, Amsterdam
30th & 31st of October 2021, Theater op de Markt, Neerpelt
26th & 27th of October 2021, Festival Circolo, Tilburg

10th of October 2021, Vitrine PERPLX, Kortrijk

18th & 19th of August 2021, Contempo Festival, Kaunas

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video documentary about the creation process

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practical info

number of performers: 1
duration of performance: 50 minutes
audience capacity: 20-100 (depending on view/seating of the audience)
age of audience: 8+
minimum space: 7x5x4 meters
CM_30 was supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and selected for the European funding programme circusnext.
Further information, videos and photo impressions, performance schedule, technical requirements

on demand via and 0049/1729422203


- Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturreferat
- PERPLX Kortrijk
- Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof Neerpelt

Concept/Performance: Kolja Huneck
Artistic advice: Benjamin Richter & Andrea Salustri
Music/Composition: Rutger Zuydervelt/Machinefabriek
Costume: Amrei Simon
Stage setting: Kolja Huneck & Marcus Hüttl
Special Thanks: Luuk Brantjes, Elena Kreusch, Kim-
Jomi Fischer, Jérémie Cusenier


Shortlisted circusnext 2020-2021 (project cofunded by the
Creative Europe programme of the European Union)
Circunstruction Rotterdam, circus re:searched & KreativKultur Vienna, Schloss Bröllin e.V. & Ministerium f. Bildung, Wissenschaft u. Kultur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & Landkreis Vorpommern- Greifswald, La Maison des Jonglages Paris, Espace Catastrophe - Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque Bruxelles, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof Neerpelt, TENT Amsterdam, Berlin Circus Festival, Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Festival PERSPECTIVES Saarbrücken, Room100 Split, Cirkorama Zagreb, Festival Circolo Tilburg, Circusstad Festival Rotterdam, Latitude 50 - Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue, Marchin, PERPLX Kortrijk, Circuscentrum Gent - Vlaams Centrum voor Circuskunsten, Espaço fAUNA & Teatro da Didascália Joane, HochX · Theater und Live Art Munich

Katapult Berlin, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Schatzinsel Berlin

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