Nalukatak by Max Calaf Sevé.
Max Calaf Sevé is a contemporary circus artist specialising in trampoline acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theatre who challenges himself to eradicate the boundaries of what is possible on a trampoline.
During the course of research into the origins of trampolines, Max came across the old tradition of Nalukataq; an Inuit festival that celebrates the melting of the ice, where people are tossed into the air in celebration.
Max often reflects on his fascination with trampolines, and his relationship with them; ‘The feeling of floating in the air, wanting to extend the suspension indefinitely. It’s as if I want to be thrown in the air in constant celebration but at other times the work is hard and unpleasant. It’s as if I jump with the hope that one day, I will fly away.’
Nalukatak is inspired by traditional Inuit life. Using circus, humour, absurdity, trampoline and masks, Max will create a poetic landscape in which to tell a story that has a universal resonance.