Tall Tales Company

Based in Rotterdam, Tall Tales Company create theatrical performances in which juggling, magic and acrobatics are used to tell stories. The company was created in 2013 by Maartje Bonarius and Harm van der Laan to introduce the Netherlands and the world to circus as an art form.

Tall Tales Company perform in theatres, at festivals, and now, for the first time, online. In 2019, Bonarius and Van der Laan were the second circus creators to be selected for the prestigious ‘new makers’ programme of the Dutch Arts Council.

In 2018, the company started a collaboration with visual artist Don Satijn. For two years, they worked on the site-specific performance Square Two, in which the audience is led on a tour of a building or a natural or public space. 

Following the collapse of the international tour they’d planned for summer 2020, Bonarius and Van der Laan decided to use the current Covid-19 crisis to create something new. 

The result is Square 2.1, a virtual circus performance.

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