THE SANDDORN BALANCE
The thirteen palm leaf rib performance was born in 1996 during the rehearsals of the show SANDDORN. Maedir Rigolo has performed this act for over ten years, first, in Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque’s own productions, and later, as a separate performance at countless theatre festivals, shows and circuses across the globe. Among them are Tollwood, Roncalli, Flic Flac, André Heller and many more in Europe, as well as the Spiegelworld on New York’s Broadway. Maedir Rigolo’s SANDDORN BALANCE has won awards at circus festivals in Dresden and Grenoble, in the Swiss Gauklerfestival (“Vaudeville Festival”), and he was awarded with the title Kamiwaza (“Master”) in Japan. Many describe him as a modern shaman.
Soon Maedir Rigolo alone could not satisfy the demand for “possibly the most beautiful act in Europe” (Frankfurter Allgemeine). Therefore, he decided to pass it on to a selected group of performers. They, too, have astonished audiences around the world, performing the BALANCE with an own personal touch.
The success of the SANDDORN BALANCE encouraged Maedir and Lena to develop a new stage production. WINGS was first presented in Winterthur in 2014. This phenomenal show focuses on Maedir and Lena’s youngest daughter, Marula, who takes over the family tradition of the BALANCE.
The SANDDORN BALANCE act is a genuine Rigolo creation, for which it retains full copyright; copying and performing the SANDDORN BALANCE without authorization and license by Rigolo is not permitted.