First of all traveling, the day i stop i know my heart will no longer beat. It is the remarkable way of a traveler as to differ from a so called tourist & i am so glad to relate myself to the first one. I try to do my travels from a perspective of wanting to enjoy what i find rather than looking to find what i want. A traveler enjoy what he finds, he does not come with a list or a guide, he look through his own eyes to find whatever is in there, meet the locals, breath their air, taste their food, share a conversation or just look them in the eye & make that special contact that leads into a smile, sometimes a toothless one but with a pure fearless heart. For me, this road was paved many years ago with some high-peak life-changing stations, the only prayer in my heart is the wish for many more.
It is a drug & it's just growing with its addiction. Now that i've got the right passport, i finely feel like a true world citizen.
I am so blessed to be a performer & an addicted traveler on top so i can constantly exchange culturally with the livings by spreading happiness in some of the most remote corners of the world.
"Holiday on Delay" was born naturally from all of the above but also from that inner, shy giggle when someone/something fails. It makes us all feel united by the forth of happiness. From the method of the failure of a clown to the parody of the typical tourist & his clumsy manners. I am all inspired & mainly learning by doing.
For me, to share that inner giggle with a total stranger, is like a laugh therapy. It bonds us back as simple humans.
In "Holiday on Delay" it gives me a pure joy if I am able to put everyone in the crowd in that state of mind. To release all the worries, boundaries & just let the children play :-)
I would like to thank the people whom without their help Holiday on Delay would have been just a delay, just an idea stuck in the drawer. I feel the urge to give them here a big space for taking me into this amazing adventure:
Yann, DJuggledy, my partner, for filming, building, listening & mainly screaming his critics on & on till it stays firmly in my brain & will apply itself in the next show. Thank you for being there for me, i am so lucky to have you in my life:-)
An Italian acrobat-clown. Urana gave me a 10 days intense coaching in her own house. Somewhere in the country side, so i could not even run away. It was just what i needed & she adopted me with a full commitment, fed me from her plate & opened several home-made wine bottles while we cried our life stories. No pain no gain. Thank you sorella mia. Forever in my heart.
the famous infamous Snatch'a'bitch , a great talented & highly creative performer who gave me from his time & some funny ideas to sharpen up the show & design it to the street. Thank you Andy.
Credits goes to the following photographers:
* Heidi & Uwe
Thank you for your major great support & for capturing so many moments, documenting this baby-step process in sometimes rather difficult conditions. The world is blessed to have you two around.
* Daniela Incoronato http://daniela-incoronato.de
* Alla Francis
*Looka from Vevey
* Special thank goes to Miri Kämpfer from Kitsch-Nation for sawing the costume with her golden fingers &
her vintage mind.
Also, Erhan is an angel falling form the skies & was rescuing me by sawing a new swim suit after main was turning all white in a big disaster story with a washing machine.