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Cirque Bang Bang - Elsa Guérin et Martin Palisse
Two beings are locked in a strange physical experiment, attempting to fight back against the powerful force sweeping them along. Joining forces, being together, resisting, supporting one another, grabbing the bull by the horns, holding on for dear life… or letting go.
Set on an eight metre long conveyor belt, Still life sees a pair of jugglers become a powerful metaphor for human resilience in the face of the inexorable march of time. Jumping between hypnotic movements and rapid accelerations, this original piece exploits the full dramatic potential of juggling and physical comedy, developing a unique choreographic aesthetic at once vertical (juggling) and horizontal (movement). Designed to be performed in all sorts of spaces – most often outdoors, and not necessarily in places you’d expect to see an artistic performance – this show offers up a gripping three-way duel between the body, the machine and the reality of their surroundings.
Still life is the first instalment of a project focusing on the constant march of time, while also forming part of d’Elsa Guérin and Martin Palisse’s ongoing exploration of juggling and its choreographic, physical and poetic potential, here augmented by the addition of a conveyor belt.
Distribution and legal informations
- Concept / Stage direction / Stage design / Perfomers: Elsa Guérin, Martin Palisse
- Stage construction: Stephan Duve
- Sound / Machinery: Gildas Céleste
- Associated producers: Le Sirque Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Nexon en Limousin
- Produced by: Cirque Bang Bang
- Partners: Sémaphore scène conventionnée de Cébazat, Le Sirque Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Nexon en Limousin
- With the support of: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Auvergne (part of the scheme of support for partner companies).
The company has partnerships with le Conseil régional d’Auvergne, la Ville de Cébazat (avec Sémaphore, Scène conventionnée).
The company also receives financial support from l’Institut Français for its international tours.
- Place of capture : Parc Gamenson
- Collection : Mimos 2015