La Cucina dell’Arte

Circus Ronaldo
Thu 08/06/2023 - 20:00
Fri 09/06/2023 - 20:00
Sat 10/06/2023 - 20:00
Sun 11/06/2023 - 17:00
Mon 12/06/2023 - 20:00

Ticket prices

€ 18 - check our reductions

Since childhood, brothers David and Danny Ronaldo have played the comedy of human weaknesses: ‘the clown’. The foolish, human power games are also the main theme of La Cucina dell’Arte. The hierarchy behind the pots and pans and the relationship between the chef and the assistant provide perfect situations for these clowns.

Like a real pizzaiolo, Danny Ronaldo juggles pizza dough. To perfect this act, Danny Ronaldo apprenticed himself to Sicilian master Paolino Bucca. On stage, there is a 19th-century large-wheeled kitchen cart filled to the brim with porcelain crockery and foodstuffs to juggle with. Once the rickety little kitchen cupboards open, an accordion starts to lead a life of its own, the spoons play a tarantella on the wine bottles. The ‘fragile’ spectacle begins …

La Cucina dell’Arte has received five-star reviews and standing ovations from Reykjavik to Lisbon and from Sydney to Hong Kong. The show has already gained a legendary status and tops the list of foreign productions drawn up by Flemish performing artists.

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of this iconic show! That’s why every day, a pizza party will be organised for the audience next to the circus tent. More details will be published on our website later on.

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direction Danny Ronaldo scenography and performance David and Danny Ronaldo technique Seppe Verbist production Annelies Mylemans music David Van Keer and Orgelbouw Decap co-producer Het Huis voor Kunsten op Straat (Neerpelt) with support from the Ministry of the Flemish Community and the city of Mechelen photo Frauke Verreyde