Oko Sokolo enthrall with a poetic tightrope dance and dream-like episodes of an amorous encounter.
In contrast, Claudia Schnürer and Ante Ursić from the duo Oko
Sokolo offer an image of grace and beauty.A tightrope divides their world
between above and below, Dancing over and around one another, they appear
like two royal children that just might get together in the end.
Mobil, The Magazine of Deutsche Bahn
"Curtain up" is announced at the start of Oko Sokolo’s show, a
German-Croat duo from Berlin.That this is not just figuratively meant is shown
by the fact that the tightrope between the trees holds a scarlet red curtain that
opens at the start of the „Today’s circus“ performance.First
Claudia Schnürer and Ante Ursić embrace behind the stage before a white shirt
flies over the curtain.To the sound of French accordeon music, the pair begin
a pas de deux involving a struggle over a hat and then a cigarette to name just
a few of the scenes that mirror the situations that a man and woman can find themselves
The couple combine dance-theatre, pantomime, tightrope art in an inimitable fashion
to produce a poetic melange. Such graceful movement can easily make the fascinated
spectator forget how much body control, stamina training and practised choreography
goes into producing such art.
Two days later on the same schoolyard the German- Croatian Duo Oko Sokolo images
in some expressive dances and a small piece of acrobatic the human life in a nutshell.
In their choreographic triptych follows the passion of uniting, the pain of leaving
and the happy ending in a harmonic softening. An intense performance as an oasis
of peace between all that jolly violence.
Jos Prop (translated from duch language)