Cirk La Putyka - Czech Republic


From July 12 to 16

Recommanded age :

7 years+


Duration65 min


Regular from $36.80
Children under 12 from $18.40
Students under 25 from $31.28
Seniors +65 from $33.12


Award winning contemporary circus company Cirk La Putyka introduces a spellbinding show filled to the brim with enchanting dance, impressive acrobatics and original live music that sets out to examine the experience of time in a world that demands everything be done in haste.

Runners takes on a daring feat performing this completely unique piece upon an extraordinary giant treadmill. Four skilled dancers and two musicians invite the audience to consider life in a fast-paced world – ruminating on the concept of time and the way we move through it, using the treadmill as the central metaphor. As the cast performs powerful choreography, original live music, Cyr wheel stunts and bewildering acrobatics, they also run almost an entire marathon.

Runners was a huge hit at last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2022), the biggest theatre festival in the world.

“Runners from Cirk La Putyka is a perfect fringe cocktail.”

- The Gardian ★​​★★★★

“A show that blends athleticism, circus skills, theatrical artistry, acting, split-second timing into an unforgettable experience.”

- Theatre Reviews ★​​★★★★

About Cirk La Putyka

Cirk La Putyka is a theatre company from Prague, Czech Republic professionally dedicated to the contemporary circus genre. It consists of almost a hundred actors, dancers, acrobats, musicians, production managers, technicians, doctors, make-up artists and other professionals.

Over time, the ensemble has created its own neo-circus-theatre style. Its work is multi-genre and multicultural, and each project is completely different. The aim of Cirk La Putyka’s projects is to create unique, personal pieces where the ensemble are invited to put a piece of themselves and their politics into the work; while also breaking down prejudices and pre-conceived boundaries.

In the 13 years of its existence, Cirk La Putyka has created more than 30 projects, collaborated with more than 300 people of 25 nationalities, performed over 2000 shows and visited 21 countries.


Viktor Černický / Jakub Slovák
Aneta Bočková / Sabina Bočková
Šárka Říhová / Dora Sulženko Hoštová
Ethan Law / Martin Kadrnožka
Terezie Kovalová / Veronika Linhartová
Jakub Ruschka / Jan Čtvrtník
Daniel Hajtl / Simon Bareš

Direction, Concept: Rostislav Novák Jr., Vít Neznal
Choreography: Dora Sulženko Hoštová
Dramaturgy: Petr Erbes, Viktor Černický
Set design: Pavla Kamanová
Costumes: NoN Grata, Mikuláš Brukner
Music: Jan Čtvrtník, Veronika Linhartová, Terezie Kovalová, Jakub Ruschka
Lighting design: Jiří (Zewll) Maleňák
Sound design: Jan Středa
Technical support: Daniel Hajtl, Matěj Pohorský, Oldřich Procházka Production: Pavel Uhřík
Physiotherapeutic support: Kateřina Mikynová
Running coach: Ian Adensam
Photo: Lukáš Bíba, Petr Chodura, Jiří Šeda Video: Jakub Jelen
Graphic Design: Les kanců Producer: Cirk La Putyka