Hold On

Stefano Di Renzo

Circus, Theatre

Hold On is a show where gravity, counterweight and centrifugal force are tested to new limits.

Witness a wordless performance of delightful virtuosity where buckets whirl around, cups and balls fly through the air and planks become catapults. All culminating with the charming character holding himself afloat in the air just by the strength of his grip whilst he is precariously balancing on top of the rope he is holding on to.

He holds himself up, if he lets go he will fall 

About Stefano Di Renzo

Stefano Di Renzo is a circus theatre artist working towards a dynamic fusion between circus and physical language, examining potential meanings and stories through equilibristic, object manipulation and corporal movement. Stefano trained at Municipal School of Circus Alcorcón in Madrid and at Circus Space in London.

His first solo show On My Way premiered at Festival Mirabilia (Italy) in 2012 and has been touring ever since. Hold On is his second solo show and will tour festivals in Europe from 2015. Alongside his own work, Stefano has worked with Ockham’s Razor, Theatre Rites, Company F.Z., The Generating Company and Compañia LA.

Production Credits

Devised and performed by Stefano Di Renzo
with direction from Tina Koch, Flick Ferdinando and Rob Tannion
Music by Gabriele Pierro
Costume by Tina Bicat


Images credit: Silvia Cruz

Funding, commissioning and partner credits

Commissioned by Without Walls and Circulate project 

Supported by Espace Catastrophe // Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque, Watermans Arts Centre, Lab:time and Up & Out