Emerged from the young ensemble of Circus Schatzinsel, the collective Zwischenraum (The Space In Between) was founded in 2022.
They are the older ones who have slowly grown out of the young ensemble or are already former players. Years of training in Circus Schatzinsel and the many productions that Joachim Scheffler and Anja Häusser have worked on with them have allowed the ten artists to acquire a large repertoire in dance, theater and acrobatics.
The desire to continue this work and to gain an insight into the professional circus world grew. The collective focuses on working and creating scenic images solely with the body. In a symbiosis of dance and acrobatics the players find their artistic language characterized by powerful sensitivity, intimacy and a special kind of tension that emerges in the space between bodies and other bodies, while props are deliberately not used.
Due to the previous joint work on past productions and the many intensive hours spent planning and rehearsing together, the players know each other very well for the most part; their closeness and intimacy with each other can also be sensed on stage. In this special formation, they support each other and, despite or perhaps because of this certain interdependence, the artists become visible in their individuality.
Thanks to a funding, the collective was now able to realize its vision and start creating the first piece "Kartografie der Nähe" (Cartography of Contact).