Hang Out

"The greatest danger in life is that we become too cautious." (Japanese proverb)

Where and at what risk is it still possible to wander outside, hang up and hang out?

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"The greatest danger in life is that we become too cautious." (Japanese proverb)

One of today's strongest values is safety. An increasingly extensive system of rules and standards is supposed to guarantee that "nothing can happen to us" in public space. Where and at what risk is it still possible to wander outside, to hang up and hang out? Do our children still go out alone? Safety has become our mantra, but don't we miss the trembling that leads us to do a parachute jump or at least go to the circus?

In her audio-walk performance HANG OUT, performer and acrobat Eliška Brtnická deals with remote and forbidden places in public spaces, where you may have always wanted to climb.

Concept, performance, scenography: Eliška Brtnická
Script: Eliška Brtnická, Viktorie Knotková
Voice-Over: Tereza Hofová / Hannah Lennox
Dramaturgy: Viktorie Knotková
Supervision: Stéphanie N’Duhirahe
Sound design: Stanislav Abrahám, Roman Džačár
Production: Eva Roškaňuková, Iva-Hedvika Zýková
Video trailer: Petra Bučková
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický
In cooperation with: KD Mlejn, Cirqueon, Roundabout Europe

Special thanks to: Trevor Davies, Joe Mackintosh, Dagmar Bednáriková, Prokop Vondruška, Martin Roškaňuk, Linda and Mathias Straub, Šárka Maršíková, Veronika Štefanová, Metropolis - art and performance in public space, CAMP – Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning, City District Prague 13, the five Czech female aerial acrobats and their parents, who gave us interviews and Hanička.

Audience: Adult, Children 10+ 

Eliška Brtnická is a performer, choreographer, dramaturg and director. She graduated in non-verbal theatre from the HAMU in Prague, where she completed her PhD in 2018, focusing on contemporary circus. In 2010 she founded the company Cirkus Mlejn, under the name of which she creates her projects. In 2017 she completed a year-long course in circus dramaturgy at the prestigious French circus school CNAC in Châlons-en-Champagne. She has been involved in artistic research in the field of contemporary circus for many years. She is also the dramaturg of the international festival Fun Fatale. Microworlds, a movement and object-based performance for audiences aged 4 and up, draws our attention to the little things that are often hiding in plain sight.


Nomination for the 2022 Thalia Award in the alternative theatre category.


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Theatre / company

Eliška Brtnická

Czech title

Hang Out


Eliška Brtnická


Roman Džačár, Stanislav Abrahám

Stage design

Eliška Brtnická

Sound design

Roman Džačár, Stanislav Abrahám

Length of the performance

40 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons





Adult , Children


Eva Roškaňuková