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Face nord

  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • France
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Un Loup pour l'Homme

Four acrobats-trapeze artists-daredevils join forces on a quest to rediscover the playful innocence of childhood. Constantly grappling with his limitations, Man is exposed in all his grandeur and fragility.

Four acrobats unite to push back their limits. Bricks in a flesh and bone Lego set, they combine, clamber over one another and construct an array of physical, occasionally burlesque human structures, constantly oscillating between fraternal, unity and man-to-man combat…
An astonishing show that looks a lot like rock-climbing, or even mountaineering. Except that here the major difficulty to be scaled is another body, with no handholds, no carabiners, no ropes to guide you up or down. In a barrage of comical movements and combinations, the four acrobats of Face Nord create new peaks to conquer, exploring new possibilities in a performance space with more than a hint of the wrestling ring. They obstinately continue to test themselves and one another, pushing their bodies to their physiological limits and testing the very laws of physics. Walking, running, jumping, catching, scaling, climbing again, always moving… a breath-taking “ascending choreography.”

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  • Directed by: Un loup pour l’homme, Pierre Déaux 
  • Performed by: Alexandre Denis, Alexandre Fray, Mika Lafforgue, Pierre Glottin
  • Sound design: Jean-Damien Ratel
  • Lighting design: Thierry Robert
  • Costumes: Emmanuelle Grobet
  • Produced by: Cie Un loup pour l’homme
  • Coproduced by: L’Hippodrome de Douai ; Le Bateau Feu, Scène Nationale Dunkerque ; Festival Theater Op de Markt/Neerpelt (Belgique) ; Cirque théâtre d’Elbeuf, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie ; Le Sirque, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Nexon en Limousin ; EPPGHV, La Villette, Paris ; Equinoxe, Scène nationale de Châteauroux Aide: Drac Nord Pas-de-Calais ; Région Nord Pas de Calais ; DGCA
  • With the support of: Circuits, scène conventionnée pour les arts du cirque à Auch

More informations

  • Place of capture : Jardin du Centre Culturel de la Visitation
  • Collection : Mimos 2014