© 2019 KLUB GIRKO

THE COMPANY

KLUB GIRKO was founded in 2017 by Josef Stiller and Julian Vogel. It is the artistic vision of KLUB GIRKO to search for new and contemporary ways of working with their disciplines and relating circus arts to dance, theatre, music and fine arts. They are driven by a desire to keep things moving and not to rest on an accomplished comfort zone or certain style. Therefore, they understand KLUB GIRKO as a framework for artistic exploration, collaborations and creations of many kinds.

KLUB GIRKO is organized as a collective and based in Tilburg / NL. 

 

Creations:

 

2019    HUMAN TIME TREE TIME

2018    122 x 244 – and a lot of little pieces

JOSEF STILLER

Josef Stiller holds a BA degree from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA), Tilburg (NL) 2019. His first steps becoming a professional circus artist, he did at “Die Etage – Schule für die darstellenden Künste” in Berlin (2014-15). 

In his solo work Josef is working with bamboo sticks, researching the possibilities in balancing as well as release and catch of very small but also very long sticks. 

Apart from working with Julian Vogel at KLUB GIRKO (since 2017), he is participating in several artistic projects and also realizing solo works since 2017.

 

Josef Stiller currently is based in Tilburg / NL

 

Milestones are:

2019    
graduation ACaPA; granted funding and support for his project RESPONSIVE ROUND by Zirkus On (DE) and Keep an Eye Project (NL)

 

2018    

awarded Swiss circus authors price Pro Cirque / SSA for the concept + authorship of “122x244 - and a lot of little pieces”

 

2017    

foundation of KLUB GIRKO together with Julian Vogel

member of Compagnie Trottvoir / CH (this commitment includes an annual touring production in CH)

JULIAN VOGEL

Julian Vogel holds a BA degree from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA), Tilburg (NL) 2019. Before attending ACaPA, he studied Psychology and Art History at the University of Bern (CH). 

In his solo work Julian is researching the deconstruction and reconstruction of the diabolo, where he uses ceramic as a working material, which makes these objects different and valuable but fragile. 

Apart from working with Josef Stiller at KLUB GIRKO (since 2017), he is participating in several artistic projects (e.g. PANAMA PICTURES, CIE. SH) and also realizing solo works since 2012.

 

Julian Vogel currently is based in Lucerne / CH

 

Milestones are:

2019   

graduation ACaPA; nomination BNG circusprize (NL) with his graduation solo Transition Nr. 1; pre-selected for CircusNext 2020/2021 funding with his solo project CHINA SERIES

 

2018    

awarded Swiss circus authors price Pro Cirque / SSA for the concept + authorship of “122x244 - and a lot of little pieces”

 

2017    

foundation of KLUB GIRKO together with Josef Stiller

 

2012    

co-founder and till today member of Compagnie Trottvoir / CH (this commitment includes an annual touring production in CH)