• Photo: Alice Underwood

  • Photo: Alice Underwood

  • Photo: Alice Underwood

  • Photo: Alice Underwood

  • Photo: Alice Underwood

Blame Game

Ireland, Sweden, UK, Holland

Kundle.Cru in association with Crying Out Loud present

Blame Game Unlimited

Something distinctive and different emerges when you mix a collective of circus artists, with a common love for urban dance, with a company of movers bridging the gap between street dance and theatre.

This company has something to say about the finger-pointing-world we live in today. They jump over the usual barriers and constraints of form by mixing it up. They have an exceptional flair for combining the unexpected with skills, music and movement. Imagine hip hop, Afrobeats and Krump with Chinese pole, Parkour and juggling, plus a bit of House and Popping to boot.

En-mass they reflect something global, hailing from Africa, Ireland, Hong Kong, Poland, Italy, Uganda, Sweden and Holland.

Blame Game is produced by Crying Out Loud following the success of Union Black (2018). Mateusz Szczerek (Ireland/Poland), Alessio Motta (Sweden/Italy) and Manu Debuck (France/Sweden) are working on Blame Game, a new show that merges hip hop with circus to further develop towards presenting a work-in-progress showing in 2020.

Using innovative dance moves, Chinese pole and juggling, Blame Game  explores our constant search for a scapegoat. By pointing the finger at the ‘other’, those who we disagree with politically and socially, we escape our personal responsibilities.


Previous Projects


    Blame Game  is conceived and devised by Mateusz Szczerek and Alessio Motta, following their experience on Union Black  (a co-production between Crying Out Loud, Far From The Norm, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Cork Midsummer Festival and Subtopia and funded by Creative Europe) in which street dance and circus merged to talk about Brexit. The artists decided to establish a collaboration between their respective companies to continue exploring cross disciplinary skills and processes.

    Alessio Motta (Rough Connections) from near Turin has experience as a theatre and street dancer as well as in disciplines such as Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira and Parkour. Motta also trained in dance-acrobatics and Chinese Pole at Turin’s Scuola di Cirko Vertigo. Latterly Motto completed the Bachelor Circus program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and while there he explored his passion for hybrid movement forms. Motta has performed in Egypt, Scotland, Sweden, France, Spain, Estonia and Brazil.

    Mateusz Szczerek (Human Collective) is a Dublin based contemporary-urban dance artist and a professional member of Dance Ireland. Szczerek has danced with CoisCeim Dance Theatre as a principal dancer in The Wolf and Peter (2015), and in RTE’S 1916 Centenary performance at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, choreographed by David Bolger. Mateusz has programmed and delivered several international urban dance events and and was recently invited to teach master classes at Portugal’s Danca no Coracao.

    Louiseanne Wong Hong Kong movement artist based in London. Dancer, Art du Replacement, Athlete and Coach.

    Liza van Brankel Dutch circus artist, juggler and mover based in Rotterdam.

    Timothy Waliggo Kakeeto Dancer with Ugandan roots based in Stockholm. Krump style with strong Animation techniques.

    Manu Debuck Outside eye.

    Gregor Szczerek Composer.