L'Autre Cirque

Artistes variés - Canada - Québec

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Photo credit : David Wong
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Crédit photo : Agustina Isidori
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July 8 at 9pm
July 9 at 6pm
July 11 at 9pm
July 12 at 6pm


DurationProgramme A: 60 min / Programme B: 70 min


La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines and MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE unite for the benefit of L’Autre Cirque, the one that celebrates the hybridization of genres, a mix that sometimes surprises, but always refreshes. On the edge of the circus and other forms of expression, these unusual evenings give voice to artists who choose alternative paths of creation and provoke our imagination to better entertain us.

This is your chance to discover a different kind of circus.

Program A :

NAVEL by Sam Hollis
Variations sur le corps, la suspension et la précarité (extrait) by Paloma Leyton
July 8th at 9pm
July 9th at 6pm

NAVEL by Sam Hollis
Does the belly button hold the body together? Can the ears hold more than just words? Peer into the mind of a boy as he explores manipulating his prop with only the crevices of his body.
NAVEL is manipulation. NAVEL is discovery. NAVEL is juggling.

Variations sur le corps, la suspension et la précarité (extrait) by Paloma Leyton.
On an unstable trapeze, any action can end in an accidental fall. Through a series of variations, the choreographic material and scenic device evolve, alternating the body's passages between earth and suspension. Exploring the subtleties of the relationship between instability and control in the management of gravity, this proposal suggests the possibility of finding a certain gentleness within an essentially precarious condition.

Program B

Les os et les angles by Christophe Bétournay
Looper by Le Radeau

July 11th at 9pm
July 12th at 6pm

Les os et les angles by Christophe Bétournay
Mixing acrobatics and physical theater, "Les os et les angles" is a ten-minute solo in which Christophe confronts the limits and explores the possibilities of the body. His body. Poignant and unsettling, this short piece leads the spectator to discover, alongside the performer, the vulnerability and honesty necessary for self-acceptance.

Looper par Le Radeau
Looper emerged from an exchange between choreographer Dorian Nuskind-Oder and circus artist Elena Lev, who explore and re-imagine Elena’s classic hula hoop act. Spinning a hoop requires both skill and persistence. How does one continue - for minutes, hours, years? How does one find renewed interest with each revolution? Beginner and virtuoso, both must find their own answers.

In collaboration with :

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines

Credits :

Creation and performance: Sam Hollis
Artistic advisors: Alain Francoeur, Nico Boivin-Gravel
Photo: Brin Schoellkopf
Video: Charlotte Fallu Charlotte Fallu
*With the support of the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec.

Variations on the body, suspension and precariousness (extract)
Creation and interpretation: Paloma Leyton
Collaborators :
Marc-André Cossette (programming, sound, audiovisual)
Bastian A. Miranda (lighting)
Johanne Pelletier (outside view)
Capture: Agustina Isidori
Photography by Agustina Isidori, Gaëlle Scali, Kitiya Phouthonesy
Special thanks to : Mélanie-Beby Robert, Juan Pablo Corvalán & Javiera Osorio , Francisco Wagner, Sabine Jean, during the exploration stages.
Thanks also to : Fred Gérard, Elia Seclet and Marion Cossin, Guy Cools, Éliane Cantin and Alain Bolduc, Gaëlle Scali
This project was supported by : Doctorat en Études et Pratiques des Arts - Faculté des Arts, UQAM, Département de Danse - Université du Québec à Montréal, Laboratoire Arts Vivants et Interdisciplinarité (LAVI), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Centre pour la Recherche, l'Innovation et le Transfert en Arts du Cirque (CRITAC), Hexagram - réseau de recherche-création en arts, cultures et technologies, La TOHU, École de Cirque de Verdun

Bones and angles
Creative team credits: Christophe Bétournay with artistic guidance from Stephanie Decourteille

Concept: Dorian Nuskind-Oder and Simon Grenier-Poirier
Creation and performance: Elena Lev and Dorian Nuskind-Oder
Dramaturgy and sound: Simon Grenier-Poirier
Lighting: Jean Jauvin
Produced by Le Radeau
Co-production: Danse-Cité as part of their COSMOS platform
Residencies: MainLine Theatre, Maison de la culture Claude Léveillé