Yoann Bourgeois – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble

Celui qui tombe

Tanz im August

A miniature version of humanity, floating up in the air: six performers on a precariously balanced platform, either fearfully clutching each other or united in a cheerful round dance. The acrobat, actor, and dancer Yoann Bourgeois describes his pieces as games of mimicry and vertigo. “Celui qui tombe,“ which he created for the 2014 International Dance Biennial of Lyon, oscillates not only between dance and circus performance. It also alternates between complete collapse and a comforting sense of belonging. A work of great ease and precision, it is breathtaking in its sheer beauty.   

Production Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble – Co-directors Yoann Bourgeois and Rachid Ouramdane
Coproduction Cie Yoann Bourgeois - MC2: Grenoble - Biennale de la danse de Lyon - Théâtre de la Ville, Paris - Maison de la Culture de Bourges - L’hippodrome, Scène Nationale de Douai - Le Manège de Reims, Scène Nationale - Le Parvis, Scène Nationale de Tarbes Pyrénées - Théâtre du Vellein - La brèche, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville and Théâtre National de Bretagne - Rennes.

Artist Residency MC2: Grenoble - La brèche, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville.

Construction Ateliers de la Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Cénic Constructions, C3 Sud Est.
With the support of ADAMI, SPEDIDAM

Yoann Bourgeois is being supported by Fondation BNP-Paribas.

CCNG is funded by DRAC Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Ville de Grenoble, Département de l’Isère, Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and supported by Institut Français.

With the kind support by Institut français and the French ministry for Culture and Communication /DGCA and as part of La Saison fait son cirque – New Circus from France.

Duration 65 min


Concept, director and scenographer: Yoann Bourgeois / With the assistance of: Marie Fonte / With: Mathieu Bleton, Julien Cramillet, Marie Fonte, Dimitri Jourde, Elise Legros und Vania Vaneau / Light: Adèle Grépinet / Sound: Antoine Garry / Costumes: Ginette / Set: Nicolas Picot, Pierre Robelin and Cénic Constructions / Technical direction: David Hanse / Stage manager: Alexis Rostain / Pierre Robelin / Lighting manager: Magali Larché / Julien Louisgrand / Production and distribution: Maud Rattaggi


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