I was born in 1998 in Beauvais. I started the circus at a very young age at La Batoude. I attended the high school in Châtellerault where they offered the circus arts option. I tried several disciplines before specializing in the acrobatic bicycle.
After obtaining my French baccalaureate diploma, I joined the CNAC (Centre National des Arts du Cirque) in Châlons-en-Champagne where I took classes with different cycling instructors: Anja Eberhart, Camille Châtelain, Jacques Schneder, Serges Huercio,…
Thanks to these encounters, I have developed a real relationship with my bike and I try to build a poetic and sometimes offbeat universe on stage.
My passion for books has allowed me to create a repertoire of more or less eccentric and crazy characters to whom I give life on my bike.
The circus brings together and unifies all forms of art on the same stage. For me everything can be circus. It is enough simply to observe life in order to be inspired by it and to transpose it with the body. The circus has no limits. Everything is possible and imaginable.
– “Jean” (Soft voice) – “I had a dream last night Jean… It was magnificent, splendid, fantastic, wonderful, extraordinary (+ in+ strong)… ” – “And then I heard a noise, it was you snoring, you woke me up again, and you also wiggle at night… Jean, are you listening to me? When I finally managed to find sleep it was no longer a dream that I was living, it was a nightmare, it was horrible, awful, appalling, atrocious, repulsive, infamous “. – “It’s because of what happened last night… Jean, I spent my day cleaning the kitchen, it was everywhere. I have at least a month to make up for it… I can’t take it anymore Jean.” – “And then the laundry was all stained, I didn’t know if I should wash it in hot water? in cold water? 30°? 50°? 90°? with soap? Or bleach?… So I burned everything…- (whispers to her at the bike) “I think he doesn’t love me anymore…”
– (She gets up, voice louder) “Jean, are you there? Can you hear me, Jean?”
– (malicious smile) “You know, last night when I went to put the stuff in the back of the garden, I’m sure the neighbor saw me because this morning when I went to get the mail she said hello to me but it wasn’t like usual… She didn’t say hello to me, but HELLO!- “And the back neighbor’s dogs, all they did was bark, I’m sure they smelled something” – “I heard a noise, I think someone is there, close all the windows, doors, curtains, shutters… We have to hide… Chute makes no noise… – “Jean, (for her) but what is he doing, why doesn’t he answer Jean, (for her) he’s gone he’s gone he’s left me all alone.
(Shouting) JEAN (calm) ah bah you’re here (shouting) don’t ever do that again listen it’s been months since I’ve taken care of everything here: Cleaning, disinfecting, and even pampering your knife. And what do you do in the meantime?
Nothing at all nothing at all . – (with a big smile and wide eyes) “So let me rest for five minutes, no three minutes, put on some music or I think I’m going to freak out.” Music: (songs from the movie “La Boum”)
– I started my artistic journey in 2011.
Living in a though neighborhood, i emancipated myself and went to study at Chapitô Circus School in Lisbon and the adventure began. Before i went, i had a though upbringing and then i found myself finding who i was deep within. I used dance/movement and circus training as therapy and meditation and i was already able to travel to so many places and states of mind with them.
For the first time in my life then, i found and have been developing my true self, with my art and wherever it may take me.
My rings are a philosophy of accomplishments, and in my movement with the, freedom, my mission, i aspire to inspire people to aknowledge and value their true selfs and find their unique way to comunicate with the world.
With time i understood through oportunities that were given to me that i love coreography and directing aswell so i hope more and more i can create both individually or in a group or collaboration.
Specializing in aerial hoop and silks, Sara’s choreography combines high technique with contemporary movement. Besides aerial, Sara’s toolbelt also includes dance, acrobatics, riding, singing, and violin. Born to a family of musicians, her musicality is an intrinsic part of her work.
Sara has performed with companies including Disney, Cavalia, and La Folie Douce, and has enjoyed teaching and performing across the globe. Her passion for the fusion of multimedia and performance arts brought her recognition as the Emerging Artist at the 2016 Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto. Now residing in the French countryside, Sara trains in between bites of cheese and petting horses.
I was interested to explore how to grow from an unsure place, to a place of joy and vibrant life. How can we keep going forward, when the world seems sometimes quiet heavy laying on our shoulders? How to let go? How to be in the world as a woman?
In my act, I tried to find movement and storytelling to underline this process. As Cyr Wheel is my main discipline, I was curious how to connect it with dance and the exploration of the space. The dimension was a round stage of 7×7 m with dance floor.
This act is all about the inescapable ups and downs of most relationships.
Trying to bring to stage our acrobatics skills while telling a story.
He has worked for renowned companies and directors all over the world including Feria Musica, Circo Aereo and GOP Variete Theater – Germany. He is an experienced circus performer with internationally recognised certificates from NICA, with over fifteen years of training at an international competition level in gymnastics, dance and diving/trampolining, over fifteen years of performing experience in circus, theatre and dance and has international touring experience both on and off the stage. s.o.l.o is his first solo performance.
Circus artist from England, with a background in psychology and neuroscience. I am interested in what happens in the brain when performing and training in circus and how we can use this information as an inspiration for creating art, to improve how we train and to improve our understanding of the brain.
I have trained full time for two years in Creat circus school and I have a first class degree in psychology from the university of Bristol. My main discipline is aerial straps, but I also do partner acrobatics, handstands and dance.
Humberto Jiménez Ríos, born in Mexico in 1990 is an artist multidisciplinary of circus arts, who began his career in self-taught manner from 2007 and professionally starting since 2011 in the school of the arts
circus performers of Puebla (MX), specializing in slack-rope walking, juggling, manipulation of hats, and clown.
In 2018 he entered to study theater physicist in the physical theater studio Phillip Radice and on this moment in following a class of sensible dance whit Claude Coldy .
my name is simon olivares, I started in the circus arts since I was a child through juggling, a discipline that I learned in the streets and squares of my hometown, Santiago de Chile. I entered and became passionate about juggling working as an urban artist, and traveling through the world relizing street shows in many squares, conventions and stages throughout Latin America and Europe.
I have study in various contemporary circus schools in Europe, participating in circus companies, creating shows and solos.
Provocation and introspection. This creation turns out to be a research about the creator´s physical and psychological response towards the spectators. Its evolution allowed the author to discover the feeling of freedom on stage and the benefits of that connection with the audience. It all starts at a point in the character's life where confidence and arrogance hold sway, but everything can change thereafter.
Material – white juggling club
Dimensiones – 7x7m