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Yoann Bourgeois

He Who Falls

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Suspended in air, a platform begins to move, slowly, then faster, spinning, tilting, pivoting, swinging. Six dancers seem to defy gravity, hanging on to the platform, leaning into the spin, climbing, falling, tripping, running with incredible agility, grace and skill. Three men and three women become couples in a fleeting, tender embrace, or a crowd, jostled in close quarters, or rivals in a perilous race, their survival interdependent.

Uplifting and awe-inspiring, acrobat, actor, juggler and dancer Yoann Bourgeois’s beautiful, playful movement expresses an ongoing fascination with the idea of weightlessness, and leaves us breathless.

Executive producer: CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (Management Yoann Bourgeois and Rachid Ouramdane).

Co-producers: Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois; MC2: (Grenoble); Biennale de la danse de Lyon; Théâtre de la Ville (Paris); Maison de la Culture de Bourges; Hippodrome – TANDEM Scène nationale (Douai); Le manège – scène nationale (Reims); Le Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées; Théâtre du Vellein (Villefontaine); La Brèche – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Normandie (Cherbourg-Octeville); Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes).

Yoann Bourgeois is supported by la Fondation BNP Paribas. CCN2 is financed by : DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – Ministry of Culture and Communication; City of Grenoble; department of Isère (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). CCN2 is supported by l’Institut français pour les tournées internationales.

…an existential marvel, which remains accessible and light whilst creating space to contemplate the complexities of human relations, power imbalances, and endeavour.
Katharine Kavanagh, thecircusdiaries.com

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