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using public funding
by Slovak Arts Council

Trygve Wakenshaw (NZ)

“Trig-vee” is a multiple award-winning master of physical comedy from New Zealand. He studied at Écol Philippe Gaulier, a prestigious clown school in Paris. Trygwe combines pantomime, physical theatre and brash stupidity in the style of Jim Carrey. This master of motion is living in Prague, but currently he is perfroming all around the world. We are very happy to introduce him in his Slovak premiere with both of his performances – KRAKEN and NAUTILUS. Both enjoyed great success at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh (2014 and 2015) and got a lot of awards at famous world festivals.


Time Out Best Comedy of 2014
Edinburgh Underbelly Award 2014
New Zealand International Comedy Festival – Best Comedy 2014
Adelaide Fringe – Best Comedy 2015
Perth Fringe – Best Comedy 2015
Nautilus was nominated for a 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Fosters Comedy Award
Golden gander and GRAND PRIX Kremnica gags 2017

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European Festival of Humour and Satire KREMNICA GAGS® is a unique international event presenting cultivated humour, independent satire and lively fun with long-lasting tradition (*1981). It is held annually at the end of August in the centre of medieval mining and coin-producing town Kremnica (*1328). For about 300 successful authors, musicians, puppeteers, artists, mimes, dancers, clowns, reciters and street artists from Slovakia, Czech republic and many other European countries perform their best productions at 13 interior scenes and exterior stages. The newest humoristic productions and performances from last season are evaluated by international and professional jury – Academy of Humour (*2004) which awards Golden Gander prize in particular art genres. Visitor of all ages are having fun during rich and stirring program. Especially young generation, families with children, managers, businessmen, employees and tourists are relaxing in unrepeteable atmosphere during the event. Renowned celebrities and artists come here for inspiration and relax. Three-day’s happening of good mood at the end of summer is regularly visited by thousands of visitors from all around Slovakia and from abroad.

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