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Events for 23 March 2018

19:00

Portmanteau

Mira Ravald & Luis Sartori do Vale [FI]

In the world of Portmanteau, fragility balances on a tightrope walker’s wire and in the space between a juggler’s juggling balls. Bodies slide under the intriguing images projected on a large screen using vintage overhead projectors. For a frozen moment in time, the artists’ movements slip between those shown on the projectors. At the frontier...

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Lazuz

Cie Lazuz [SE]

This is a meeting between an acrobat and a juggler, trying to find common ground between their two disciplines. A common language doesn’t seem to come easily. Balanced between conflict and cooperation, each of them crosses the other’s visual territory, takes him out of his comfort zone and pushes him towards a meeting, with increasingly...

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19:40

Juventud

Nicanor de Elia [BE]

Juventud is an encounter between six young jugglers and texts from Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto. The texts echo the jugglers’ physical states. They are like racing cars fuelled by endurance, audacity, bravery and speed. These young men’s juggling is brutal, martial and sometimes absurd. All this physical work full of contrasts is the product of two...

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20:40

O let me…

Les mains sales [FR]

The sounds of a cello playing and a mezzo-soprano singing seem to keep a pair of acrobats suspended in mid-air, attached to an aerial cradle. Their arms and legs hang on, let go and stretch, playing with the idea of fragile proximity. This is the purest form of acrobatics, where the tension in a body...

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21:00

Brut

Marta Torrents [FR/ES]

Two men, two women. There are tears and laughter, embraces, missteps and tiny stories of daily life. Everything can be read on their faces and their bodies extend and amplify their emotions to their essential state. What do we do to be loved? What do we do to love? Words and body language combine to...

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