Rubbish Rabbit

Category: Show Related artist: Tony Clifton Circus

For years we have been making people laugh. To us this has always been the most beautiful thing that we could possibly do…
We entertained ourselves, the people were entertained, and we even got paid for it. Eventually, we did not entertain ourselves anymore. Being a clown had become a profession, a job like any other. It became inevitable to ask ourselves… why do we continue?
Our frustration grew seeing that for the others, the organizers, the public and our colleagues, it all went splendidly. Everything was great… the same old tricks, the same old magic, the same old jokes, the same routines repeated thousands of times…
It feels as if the public needs to be reassured, cuddled, distracted and prefers to see something already known, something that allows them to shut off their brain and zone out into a passive, dull roll. But nowadays… this already exists. It is called television. If a person goes out on the street and stops in order to watch a show or even purchases a ticket, this would perhaps grant something more, something different.

Furthermore, we believe, it is absurd to ask of a clown assurance. A clown is not a stuffed teddy bear… a clown is crazy, different, free. He is able to give, or rather sell, madness, diversity, and freedom.

This is our aim in Rubbish Rabbit, to be crazy, different and free.

In this anxiety for change, we have unconsciously found exceptional models: children. They are crazy, different, free, at least until they are transformed into stressed out television dependent consumers. And what do children do if they are left alone: chaos, noise, destruction.
This is what we desire in our show: to be children… to do everything that comes to our mind without thinking too much about it!!!
For this reason, in Rubbish Rabbit, we break for the most part nearly everything that passes through our hands, we shoot each other, we throw ourselves on the ground, we dance, we fight with our giant stuffed animals….simply because we enjoy it.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2006
  • Length: 3 minutes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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