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Cie Les Hommes penchésNicolas FraiseauChristophe Huysman

Premiered 2018

With bits and pieces, a solitary man in a circus ring as flimsy as his Chinese pole, Nicolas Fraiseau exerts himself to master the loss of balance he has imposed on himself.

A series of superbly controlled accidents and other stunts compose this burlesque choreography. Keeping his balance, as temporary as it is perilous, a determined and delicate Nicolas Fraiseau attempts to climb as high as possible and proclaim loudly and clearly his capacity to stand up. A delightful performance.

Photos : Tomàs Amorim, Jean-Paul Bajard

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Author and performer: Nicolas Fraiseau
Director: Christophe Huysman
Artistic collaborators: Mads Rosenbeck, Maël Tebibi
Lighting design: Eric Fassa
Sound design: Robert Benz
Set design: Nicolas Fraiseau, Christophe Huysman in collaboration with Sylvain Fertard
Costume design: Mélinda Mouslim
Building: Sylvain Fertard, Michel Tardif
Production management: Robert Benz
Office and production management: Christine Tiana
Assistant touring management: Manon Cardineau
Production: Les Hommes penchés

Financial supports: SACD/dispositif Processus Cirque and l’aide à l’écriture et à la production de l’association Beaumarchais – SACD
Partners: Espace Périphérique / Mairie de Paris – Parc de La Villette, Latitude 50 – pôle arts du cirque et de la rue.
Residencies: Mimulus (Fresnay-en-Sarthe),  Cirk’Eole and Académie Fratellini
Residencies and partners: Arènes de Nanterre Lieu de fabrique.
The company is supported by DRAC Ile-de-France and Région Ile-de-France (dispositif d’aide à la permanence artistique et culturelle).

Getting here

FRI 18 OCT 2019 / 11:00 am (scholastic)

SAT 19 OCT 2019 / 5:00 pm

Big top "up"- CIRC

19€ / 15€

55 mn
from 8 years

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