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DANS L’ESPACE

The project - Dans l'espace ('In the space')

Suddenly, something appears, weighs, turns, chases, covers. And you can’t avoid it. So you try to deal with it, forcing it, dodging, jumping, climbing. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. But we persevere. Relying on each other. Dealing with our surroundings.

At the heart of this world-top, 4 acrobats, between tension and mischief, find themselves in precarious situations in the face of a world in constant transformation. They have to choose between the temptation of control, the lure of play, or the humility of not taking on something stronger

A circus show full of risk and lightness, set in an immersive soundscape (with a rock vibe) that supports the hypnosis of the situation, performed live by 2 musicians who are both witnesses and accomplices. than they are.

Team and partners

Artistic direction : Alexandre Fray
Circus artists 
: Leon Börgens, Pablo Escobar, Alexandre Fray, Špela Vodeb
Live musicians
: Joris Pesquer et Enguerran Wimez / Dalès
Scenography
: Miriam Kooyman
Outside eye
: Paola Rizza
Outside ear
: Matthias Penaud
Technic team 
: Rémi Athonady, Léo Debeugny
Light design
: Bastiaan Schoof
Costumes
: Nola van Timmeren
Advice for sound in the tent
: Benoit Courribet, Fanny Thollot
Management and touring 
: Lou Henry, Emma Lefrançois and Chloé Vancutsem
Photography
: Valérie Frossard
Press
: Estelle Laurentin
Thanks to
: Caroline Cardoso, Pierre-Jean Faggiani, Laurent Mulowsky

Production : Un loup pour l’homme

Coproduction : La Faïencerie, Scène Conventionnée d’Intérêt National Art en Territoire, Théâtre de Creil (60), Cirque Jules Verne, Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue, Amiens (80), Agora, Pôle National Cirque, Boulazac (24), Le Carré magique, pôle national des arts du cirque en Bretagne, Lannion (22), Théâtre Firmin Gémier / La Piscine, Pôle national cirque d’Antony, et ses donateurs (92), Tandem , Scène Nationale Arras-Douai (59-62), CCN2 – Centre Chorégraphique National, Grenoble (38), Theater Op de Markt, Dommelhof (BE), Transversales, scène conventionnée cirque, Verdun (55) – en partenariat avec Cirk’Eole Metz et le réseau GRAND CIEL, Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie (La Brèche Cherbourg (50) et Cirque-théâtre d’Elbeuf (76)), Pôle Régional Cirque Le Mans (72), Fabrik Potsdam (DE), Le Prato PNC Lille (59), Le Palc Pôle National Cirque Châlons en Champagne Grand Est (51).

Soutien : Conseil Régional Hauts-de-France, DGCA – Ministère de la Culture, DRAC Hauts-de-France (au titre de l’aide aux compagnies conventionnées). Un loup pour l’Homme est compagnie associée à la Faïencerie de Creil et au Prato à Lille, et sociétaire de Filage (coopérative d’accompagnement des acteur·rices artistiques et culturel·les, Lille).

© Valérie Frossard

© Valérie Frossard

© Valérie Frossard

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PASSING SWIFTLY

The project

A few guitar notes, and two women come together in the middle of the audience.

They get closer, look at each other, embrace, climb, propel, and whirl. This proximity and the subtle presence of the musician create an intimate space in which the two acrobats gradually reveal the potential of their bodies, the trust and the complicity that nourish their relationship, their experiences.

Drawing from dance and circus arts, they take turns being bases and flyers, defying stereotypes to express a sensitive strength without artifice.

© Pierre Barbier

© Valérie Frossard

© Valérie Frossard

© Charlotte_Orsini

TEAM AND PARTNERS

  • Creation and performance : Špela Vodeb, Christine Daigle
  • Music by : Joris Pesquer (& Enguerran Wimez) / Dalès, performed by Enguerran Wimez
  • Performance design : Hristina Šormaz
  • Artistic advice : Alexandre Fray & Cathy Blisson
  • Production, administration : Lou Henry, Emma Lefrançois & Chloé Vancutsem

Production : Un loup pour l’Homme

Co-production : La Faïencerie, theater of Creil (France), Room 100, Split (Croatia), Cirkorama, Zagreb (Croatia)

Support : Association of Associated Circus Companies (ACCA) (Switzerland), Zirkus Quartier and Wagenvarieté Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), Akropoditi Dancefest, Syros (Greece), Združenje Muzofil (Slovenia), Municipality of Celje (Slovenia), Hiša kulture Celje (Slovenia), Zavod Celeia Celje (Slovenia), MCC Celjski mladinski center (Slovenia), Teatroskop – Southeast European Network for the Performing Arts / French Institute of Serbia (a program initiated by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, and the French Institute of Paris), Plaines d’été / a program of the DRAC Hauts-de-France.
Un loup pour l’Homme is supported by the DRAC Hauts-de-France, funded by the Hauts-de-France Regional Council, and associated with Le Prato – National Center for Circus Arts in Lille. The company is also a member of Filage, a cooperative that supports artistic and cultural actors.

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Grand-mother project

Presentation

The « Grand-mother project » has started in 2006 with cultural actions. Little by little, it has grown to become an actual  artistic production project.

 « J’aurai toujours des rêves, maman » (I will always have dreams, mum) is a research project about the gesture of carrying and what it means with elderly people whom Alexandre Fray meets. Taking the time to meet, to relate to each other, to listen a lot, create an atmosphere favourable to confidence and connection, and therefore be able to evolve towards a common physical work later. It is out of the question to rush the relationship. It is about finding intimacy, imbued with a great delicacy. You cannot suddenly find yourself holding up a stranger, abandoning yourself in the arms of someone without this particular attention.

The idea is then to bring people in the world of hand to hand balancing, where intimacy and the relationship to the other prevail. Going as far as possible, gently, with each one, listening to their fears, to their desires… To see what can be weaved in these extraordinary moments, where you accept for the first time to be lifted off the ground. Be attentive to the emotion blossoming out of this work.

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Grand-mother Project © Florence Joubert

Grand-mother Project © Karim Zeriahem

Grand-mother Project © Karim Zeriahem

Team and partners

Artistic direction : Alexandre Fray

Conception : Alexandre Fray, Miriam Kooyman & Cathy Blisson
by and with : Alexandre Fray (or André Rosenfeld Sznelwar) and 4 local’s grand-mother
Sound design and grandmother coaching : Cathy Blisson
Outside eye : Christophe Bergon
Image and music : Karim Zeriahen
Régie : Pierre-Jean Faggiani (en alternance avec Romain Antoine)
Production, diffusion, administration : Lou Henry, Emma Lefrançois, Chloé Vancutsem
Thanks to Caroline Cardoso

Production : Un loup pour l’Homme

Partners coproduction :

CYCLE 1 – Théâtre d’Arles – scène conventionnée pour les nouvelles écritures, Houdremont scène conventionnée – La Courneuve (93), Le Manège Scène nationale de Reims, CG92/Théâtre Firmin Gémier La Piscine Antony, Le Sirque Pôle National des Arts du cirque de Nexon

CYCLE 2 – Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Pôle national des arts du cirque – Normandie (76), Lavrar o Mar, Aljezur (Portugal), Ay Roop Scène de territoire pour les arts de la piste (Rennes – 35)

© Valérie Frossard

© Valérie FROSSARD

Grand-mother Project © Karim Zeriahem

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Workshops

As we like to say, if acrobatic carrying is at the heart of our work, it’s because we’re not soloists. It’s not the single individual that interests us so much as the relationships we develop with others. Our work is by nature oriented towards human encounters, and our project is obviously completed by an increased attention to transmission and sharing, with non-professionals as well as professionals from the circus and other fields, within colleges, EHPAD, social centers or circus schools.

We are enriched by these interactions with others, in all their diversity, and with the benevolence and respect of our colleagues.

Kids and parents workshop © Emma Lefrançois

Blind Walk © Emma Lefrançois

Circus initiation © Emma Lefrançois

WORKSHOP ACRO JUDO TANGO © Emma Lefrançois

© Valérie Frossard

Professionnal workshop © Valérie Frossard

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