Théâtre des Halles
The Swiss artist Julian Vogel invites us to discover a series of small works, installations, and videos based on porcelain diabolos. By testing the sphere of stability and relying on the principles of construction and destruction, Julian Vogel transposes the vulnerability of human bodies and relationships into artistic and ephemeral experiences.
Creation and performance Julian Vogel
Artistic consultant Roman Müller
Scenography and technical direction Savino Caruso
Tour technicians Orpheo Carcano, Roman Müller, Noémie Hajosi
Graphic design Laurence Felber
Photos and videos Savino Caruso, Phillippe Deutsch, Eleonora Camizzi, Tilman Pfäfflin
Texts and translation Cyrille Roussial, Julian Vogel
Production Ute Classen
Coproductions Festival cirqu’aarau / Plus Petit Cirque du Monde – Pépinière Premiers Pas / Festival Circolo / Südpol Luzern / circusnext Support Aargauer Kuratorium / Arts Printing House Vilnius / Albert Koechlin Stiftung / Berlin Circus Festival / Centre Culturel Suisse Paris / Ernst Göhner Stiftung / FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern / GG Stadt Luzern / ICC Santa Maria da Feira / La Maison des Jonglages / La Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque in Normandy / La Brèche in Cherbourg / Cirque-Théâtre d‘Elbeuf / Panama Pictures / Pro Helvetia / Riga Circus / RKK Luzern / Station Circus Basel / Sundaymorning@ekwc CHINA SERIES was a circusnext laureate in 2020-2021. Project co-financed by the European Union's Creative Europe program.
"Julian Vogel plays with balance, movement, fragility, art, and destruction."
After studying psychology and art history, Julian Vogel specialized in diabolo practice at the Academy of Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg, the Netherlands, and graduated in 2019. He has since been working on the China Series, a set of performances and installations revolving around the diabolo. He crafts these tools himself out of ceramic.