Smoke and Mirrors

The Ricochet Project - 2016 - United States

Danse contemporaine expérimentale


Tuesday July 12 - 9PM
Thursday July 14 - 9PM
Meet the artists
Friday July 15 - 9PM Saturday July 16 - 9PM

Evening program HERE


Duration60 minutes
PlaceEspace Go


Regular : 40$
Student, 25 years old and under : 34,50$
Child, 15 years old and under : 20$
Senior : 38$
25% of for TOHU Mordus

« Les deux interprètes émeuvent. »

- Journal Métro


"Circus that’s brainy and beautiful"

- The Guardian

Beyond the mind-numbing routine of capitalism, what can we find?

Tangled up in the coldness of individualism and squeezed into an intellectual present where all is calculations and results, a man and woman realize how bare and dry the modern world is and look for ways to break free.

A dancing quest for happiness—an aerial search for a better way to live together—Smoke and Mirrors magnifies the vulnerability of an America where humanity resides and offers up a message of hope. With an eager dose of authenticity, the two artists find connection and lay themselves bare before the illusion, using poetic acrobatics to invite us to join their quest for truth. Intense and uncompromising.

Please be aware that the show includes some stroboscopic lighting effects and scenes of nudity

Circus disciplines:
Trapeze, contortion, hand-to-hand acts, aerial rope

About The Ricochet Project

The Ricochet Project is made up of two unusual artists from New Mexico. Members of one of the rare contemporary circus troupes to come out of the US, they have a singular vision about how to practice circus arts. Multidisciplinary artist Cohdi Harrell is a dancer and self-taught trapeze artist. For over 10 years, Cohdi has been perfecting an acrobatic approach to performing through improvisation. His partner Laura Stokes was trained as a gymnast and ballerina, and blends improvisation, performance and aerial circus acts in order to translate onto the stage our ability to use our bodies to live in the now.

Learn more about The Ricochet Project

“Give both everyday life and dreams a paradoxical edge of fantasy and bodily reality.”

- The Chicago Tribune


Created and performed by
Cohdi Harrell and Laura Stokes
Lighting Design
Leti Mar
Technical Director
Daniel Stote

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