Chris & Iris – Gap of 42

Chris & Iris – Gap of 42

11. November 2022 / 19:30

Theater Marl
Am Theater 1
45768 Marl

About Gap of 42

A MIX OF ACROBATICS, PHYSICAL THEATRE, DANCE + OBJECT THEATRE by CHRIS & IRIS.
Two dissimilar bodies meet acrobatically. 42 cm separate them in size, 42 kg in weight. How can these bodies work together? Where do they complement each other almost symbiotically? Where do they meet limits?


In GAP of 42 extraordinary acrobatics and situational comedy meet. Philosophical questions are raised, unusual images and absurd moments arise. Acrobatics with precision and ease, inspiring, funny and with a lot of depth. The piece consists of independent scenes, which interconnect and complement each other. It’s a compilation of hand-to-hand acrobatics, physical theatre, dance and object theatre.


"Seldom has one seen a dance or acrobatic couple that portrays the great themes of being so subtly, so poetically." (Bernd Guido Weber - Schwäbische)
(Bernd Guido Weber – Schwäbische)

About Chris & Iris

Christopher Schlunk and Iris Pelz met at the Academy of Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg, the Netherlands where they graduated with a bachelor of arts in 2011. They perform worldwide with well-known companies such as Cirque Éloize (Canada), Cikus Monti (Switzerland), Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden), La Soirée (Australia), Palazzo (Germany).

Their innovative number ‘The Microphone’ was awarded with numerous prizes including the silver medal at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, the public award at Young Stage, the first place at Newcomershow and Artistika and a special award at the Moscow International Circus Festival.

The duo performed in houses like the famous Sydney Opera House, Roundhouse, London. La Tohu, Montreal, Chamäleon Theater, Berlin. Together with four colleagues from circus school, they founded the collective Common Ground. Their first tour brought them to festivals such as Atoll (Germany), Theater op de Markt (Belgium), Festival Circolo (Netherlands) In 2020/21 Chris and Iris created the duo piece. GAP of 42 their first full evening production as a duo.

Photo: Daniel Korn

About Marl Theatre

The Marl Theatre was built in 1953 and is considered a central venue for theatre and concert events in Marl, on the edge of the Ruhr area. In 1997/98 it was extensively renovated and, as a modern multi-genre theatre, offers a variety of events for young and old. The annual award ceremony of Germany's most important television prize, the Grimme Prize, takes place in the Marl Theatre.