Circus Boerhaave

Mechanical Theatre Cabaret

2011, Museum Boerhaave,
The Netherlands

Circus Boerhaave


Kings in earlier days used to enjoy entertaining their guests with mechanical 'toys'. But 'serious' scientists also amazed their audiences with spectacular demonstrations which were sometimes literally electrifying. Circus Boerhaave demonstrates that this tradition is still alive and well and is the first in the Netherlands to present the wonderful automatons of the Mechanical Theatre Cabaret. The visitor experiences a modern version of an old tradition: science and technology as amusement. The tradition of the circus was the inspiration for Studio La Meul's hand painted scenography.


Design, Production and Installation