A Sensitive Case is a multidisciplinary circus show that mixes fragile mousetrap architectures with precise acrobatic puzzle work (and savage radish catapulting).

A small stage is filled to its edges with mousetrap towers, streets and buildings. In between someone traces every shape and curve of this playground with his body. With precise footwork, handstands and well balanced bendy acrobatics he searches through this place. The journey follows an unpredictable route towards what is hidden inside. However, traps will snap when they want, radishes will fly across the stage and over 500 mousetraps will dance with one human. But who’s leading the dance?


Artistic disciplines Mousetrap manipulation, Handstands, Object theatre & Dance
Duration 50 min
Venue Indoor & Site Specific (stage lights option)
Audience Age +8   50 – 200 people max.

Concept, Creation & Performance  Bert Vanden Berghe
Dramaturgical support Roberto Magro, Geert Belpaeme & Jamy Hollebeke
Other exterior Eyes  Aurelia Brailowsky, Christelle Dubois, Lien Vanbossele
Light & Sound Jamy Hollebeke & Wout Clarysse
Costume Bea Pensesini & Pauline Gaeremynck

Production Vzw Toes Up
Co-Production PERPLX

Support in creation & development from UP – Circus & Performing Arts, Miramiro, PERPLX & Maison
des Cultures de Saint Gilles

Residencies at Latitude 50, UP – Circus & Performing Arts Circuscentrum, De Vlaamse overheid, Cirklabo, Quai 41, Maison des Cultures de Saint Gilles, De Grote Post, Miramiro, Zomer van Antwerpen &  Circusplaneet

Photography: Haroen Bollaert, PERPLX