Scala

By
Yoann Bourgeois
Performed by
Mehdi Baki, Valérie Doucet, Damien Droin, Émilien Janneteau, Olivier Mathieu, Florence Peyrard, Lucas Struna

Acrobat, juggler, dancer, actor, director… Yoann Bourgeois defines himself first and foremost as an expert in art of acting. Here he gives us his most recent creation based on the real and the imaginary.

Yoann Bourgeois loves to take all kinds of spaces and make them his own. This is how we came witness his quest for movement and balance in historical buildings, parks, urban wastelands… In his words: “I design my programmes based on the spaces I occupy. These are what inspire drama for me, not the other way around”. After the Pantheon in Paris, and the Domaine d’O in Montpellier, the circus performer has created a show for the revival of the La Scala Theatre in Paris.

An emblem of music hall at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, La Scala Paris is reopening its doors and will become Yoann Bourgeois’ playground for the duration of this creation. Poles, trapdoors, motorised bridges – the apparatus with which the acrobat-dancer explores every nuance of his aerial craft. At Les Célestins, Scala continues to intertwine the real and the imaginary. Here, the theatre space is no longer an abstract medium used to create a world, but the very substance of the poetic.

Coproduction
Running time
1 : 00
Locality
Main auditorium
Next dates
    Prices

    from 9 to 38 €

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    Informations

    From age 12

    SHOW Advised to the public deaf person and the hearing-impaired man

    BOOKING TICKETS
    On site ou by phone: friday, august 31th
    Online: thuesday, august 28th

    Lighting designer – Jérémie Cusenier / Costume designer – Sigolène Petey / Sound designer – Antoine Garry / Design and realization of machineries – Yves Bouche / Scenographic advise – Bénédicte Jolys / Artistic collaboration – Yurié Tsugawa

    Production: Les Petites Heures
    Coproduction: Théâtre de Namur (Belgique), Théâtre Le Manège – Mons (Belgique), Le Printemps des Comédiens – Montpellier, Théâtre national de Nice, La Criée – Théâtre national de Marseille, Célestins – Théâtre de Lyon, CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble

    Sept artistes circassiens d’exception s’amusent de ces dédoublements pour rebondir sur des trampolines et disparaître dans les dessous avant de rentrer par des portes et se battre avec une réalité où les rêves d’élévation et le cauchemar de chuter vont sans cesse de pair. Vision d’un monde halluciné, le spectacle de Yoann Bourgeois est une réussite. Les Inrocks

     

    Yoann Bourgeois [révolutionne] cet art millénaire du cirque. Le Point

     

    Ce point de suspension est un moment d’une poésie suprême, aux confins de l’équilibre et de la chute. [Yoann Bourgeois] le donne à voir avec une grâce infinie. Le Figaro

     

    Acrobate-magicien, trampoliniste-danseur, Yoann Bourgeois (…) s’est fait remarquer par sa quête de sensations fines et jusqu’au-boutiste en inventant de nouveaux moyens pour filer un méchant vertige au réel. Francemusique.fr