A comical and poetic performance with warm humour and slight melancholy, Fidelis Fortibus is a highly unusual solo performance created and performed by award winning circus legend Danny Ronaldo.
Danny appears in the ring alone, surrounded by a circle of buried circus artistes. The powerful illusions he creates brings the dead souls back to life. With the audience complicit in maintaining the illusion of the grand spectacle, giving applause and waves of laughter, it still sounds like a reality. He will never leave. Or perhaps he might. But would that be to give up? To be disloyal?
Coproduction: Theater op de Markt – Dommelhof (BE), Festival PERPLX (BE), MiramirO Gand (BE), Théâtre Firmin Gémier / La Piscine, Pôle national des arts du cirque d’ïle de France, Third Space
- Genre: Theatre / Circus
- World premiere: June '15 PERPLX Marke/Kortrijk
- Performance period: until December '21
- Creation & performance: Danny Ronaldo
- Artistic assistance: Lotte van den Berg
Cultural Award for Circus
Flemish Culture Awards 2018 (BE)
Best Circus Spectacle in Spain
Premis Ciutat de Barcelona 2017 (ES)
Theaterfestival 2016 (BE/NL)
“What Danny Ronaldo manages to do here will leave you utterly amazed. … The way he celebrates the grandeur of the circus with such intimacy is quite spectacular.”
"Danny Ronaldo is simply the most accomplished circus performer I've ever seen."