Live new experiences!
La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and TOHU, as part of MONTREAL COMPLETEMENT CIRQUE, are joining forces for L'Autre Cirque, which celebrates the hybridity of approaches, mixes, sometimes disturbs, always refreshes! On the edge of the circus and other forms of expression, these unusual evenings give carte blanche to artists who choose alternative paths of creation. An opportunity to discover a different circus and to live new experiences!
The-Thing-In-itself by The Chita Project
Two figures constantly remodel a space evocative of an artificial, manufactured natural landscape. Contemplative and chaotic by turns, the piece is built around an innovative acrobatic vocabulary, which grew out of the artists' deep immersion in combat sports. Intimacy and tension emerge through repetition, loops and mirror images. A DIY electronic soundscape guides us through this fragile world, which shifts between synchronicity and syncopation, harmony and dissonance.
Eklats by the Collectif Cookson-Lachance
EKLATS is a solo show mixing circus arts, movement, and, to a certain extent, puppetry. With a duration of sixty minutes, this show created by the Cookson-Lachance collective is intended for a general public. The work begins with Cyr wheels. Whole, dismembered, twisted- they can be manipulated, transformed, or converted to serve abstraction, games, and emotions. In a universe of canvas, pieces of wood, metal and lights, a solitary being travels through his night in search of himself.
Monday July 11th 9pm
Tuesday, July 12th 6pm
SCUSE by Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard
SCUSE is a documentary circus show in which artist Frédérique Cournoyer Lessard recalls various events from her childhood and teenage years that shaped her perception of femininity and sexuality. By bringing together different autobiographical fragments, the artist invites us to reflect on the impact of the binary system of interpersonal relationships. How does the socio-cultural stigma of gender influence us to adopt behaviors that encourage domination and sexual violence?
Athlétisme affectif by Jimmy Gonzalez
What happens when a juggler goes on autopilot and stops paying attention to his balls? Inspired by the ritual of the warm-up, Jimmy takes us into a trance with him and lets his movements flow unconsciously, focusing instead on his physical sensations, his breathing. Circus becomes a somatic practice. Jimmy juggles an ever-expanding number of tasks. The action escalates, verging closer and closer to chaos. He challenges himself with this act that is five times longer than a classic juggling solo, finding pleasure in endurance.
Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.