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Axel and Nicolas are different. One of them has Down’s Syndrome, the other doesn’t. One is tall and thin, the other not so much. Hyperlaxe choreographs their encounter gently, slowly, poetically. With pieces of wood, chairs, bouquets of flowers, they challenge each other, playing with gravity and balance in their partnership. In these moments out of time everything is possible, as if in a dream. They can imitate one another, resemble one another, measure each other up. The odd frown or tease is allowed too, because we all have our little foibles.

Hyperlaxe received the prize for the best circus show at the Prix de la Critique 2017.