Ollo is 7 years old, he loves to make puppets, imagine he’s a troll, and most especially to cartwheel around the kitchen. But Ollo’s mum wants him to learn to use his knife and fork properly, to sit still, and to always be careful. So Ollo imagines Fogret, a fantastical troll world, under the kitchen table where she can’t see it, until one day it grows too big for the both of them...
Fogret and its inhabitants come to life in Eat Sweet Feet, a narrative circus show for family audiences from The Radiant about self-expression and creative spark at the intersection of childhood dreams and adult anxiety. A blend of circus, theater, clowning, fairy tale, and shadow puppetry transport us into a humorous, unsettling, absurd, and yet all too familiar world.
The Radiant’s production of Eat Sweet Feet represents the first collaboration between circus artist/director, Krin Haglund (The Radiant, Cirque Eloize, 7 fingers), dramaturg, Sarah Elkashef (Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal, the National Theatre School of Canada), acrobat and circus artist, Gisle Henriet (Throw2Catch, Cirque du Soleil, National Theatre of Norway) and his son, Loke Henriet, age 7.
Created in collaboration with: Sarah Elkashef (dramaturg/director), Alexandra Lord (set and costume designer), Gisle Henriet (performer), Loke Henriet (performer)
Produced by: Le Radiant Créatif
Performed by: Gisle Henriet, Loke Henriet, Krin Haglund
Costume design (for Bain Mathieu presentation): Alexandra Lord & Naomi Fontaine
Lighting design by: Alexi Bowles
Technical Director: Olivier Rosa
Production Director: Sara Deull
Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to the creative development of Eat Sweet Feet so far: Gabriel Laliberté, Janaki Ranpura, Teo Spencer, Christelle Franca (Sound design & artistic advisor-Phenomena show)
Krin Haglund is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary circus performer and director. She toured for more than 10 years with many of today’s hottest circus companies including 7 Fingers, Cirque Éloize, Cirque du Soleil, and La Clique-now, La Soiree. As an original cast member of Cirque Éloize “Rain,” directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, Krin won acclaim as “Rain’s deft comedienne,” became the first woman to perform the Cyr wheel and originated the role of the bald angel. Krin’s first original creation, her one-woman show, “The Rendez-Vous,” received critical praise at the 2014 Montréal Complètement Cirque. Her other recent project, “CirquePROM,” was a hit the 2014 St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. Krin graduated from Smith College and trained at San Francisco’s Circus Center and Clown Conservatory. With her non-profit company, The Radiant, Krin creates world-class circus performance committed to exploring the intersection of character, comedy and acrobatics. Her creation work is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and TOHU - Cité des Arts du Cirque.