Sawdust Symphony
Michael Zandl, David Eisele, Kolja Huneck











In Sawdust Symphony Michael Zandl, David Eisele and Kolja Huneck combine their passion for crafting, fresh wood and object manipulation.

The 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.

Michael Zandl, David Eisele and Kolja Huneck graduated 2017, 2018 and 2019 from Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam and became good friends with complementing artistic approaches. Through the process of creating their individual solo pieces ‘Janus’, ‘Cycle’ and ‘CM_30’, Michael, David and Kolja discovered their passion for building and crafting. This is what brings them together to create as a collective.


Show Duration: 60min
Audience Suitability: 8+
Stage Size: Min 10m wide x 8m deep / Height clearance of 5m
Venue Capacity: 100 - 400
Touring Party: 4

Danielle Devery


Authors and performers: Michael Zandl, Kolja Huneck, David Eisele
Artistic advice: Lucho Smit, Darragh McLoughlin
Sound design: Juliano Abramovay, Lasse Munk
Light design: Sanne Rosbag
Stage design/special effects: Philipp Dünnwald, Michael Zandl
Technicians: Roland Kumpl, Stephan Kalod, Casper Van Overschee, Cecilia Rosso, Batist Van Baekel
Produced by: Korzo (Mirjam Zwanenburg)
Funded by: Federal Chancellery Republic of Austria, Dutch Ministry of Culture, Municipality of The Hague (NL)
Co-produced by: Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof - Theater op de Markt, Le Palc - Pôle national cirque - Châlons-en-Champagne
Partners/residencies: Latitude 50 - Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue, Werkplaats Diepenheim, Dynamo - Workspace for circus and performing arts, La Transverse - Scène Ouverte aux Arts Publics, Gutsverwaltung Fischhorn, TENT


Sawdust Symphony
„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
„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
„With their piece, the three circus artists symbolized the collaboration between people and nature. A symbiosis that couldn‘t be more beautiful!“
Vorarlberg Online