Ether création

  • Libertivore

    France

    Aerial duet with parachutes and corde lisse

  • 1h
    Ages 8 and up
© Gaël Delaite
© Gaël Delaite
© Gaël Delaite
© Gaël Delaite

Presentation

Two planets somewhere between heaven and earth. Wires and ropes connect them; bodies or objects give them freedom...

In a lunar landscape, two entities face each other, one seeming to mirror the other. Immersed in this enclosed space, these two beings explore the spectrum of their dualistic relationship, at times allies, enemies, sisters, and strangers. By traversing the full range of emotional nuances that are integral to sharing a constrained territory, they will either transform the space or the space will transform them.

Sometimes in harmony, sometimes in hindrance, these women echo our shared fears and our mutual attractions. Here, the Other is experienced as a myth, or conversely as a fact of nature, to be understood with peaceful simplicity. The performance is an embodiment of the fascinating paradox that we are all confronted with.

Writing, Choreography Fanny Soriano
Performers Pauline Barboux and Jeanne Ragu
Scenography Oriane Bajard and Fanny Soriano
Lights Cyril Leclerc
Music Gregory Cosenza
Costumes Sandrine Rozier
Choreographic collaboration Mathilde Monfreux
Production manager Vincent Van Tilbeurgh
Production and distribution Sarah Mégard and Nicolas Feniou
Production administration Elyane Buisson

Production Compagnie Libertivore
Coproduction Théâtres en Dracénie national theater art and dance center in Draguignan / Pôle Arts de la Scène in the Friche de la Belle de Mai cultural center in Marseille / Archaos – national circus center in Marseille / Jean-Houdremont cultural center in La Courneuve / Théâtre de Châtillon / Le Cratère national theater in Alès / La Verrerie national circus center for Occitanie in Alès / Cirque Jules Verne national center for circus and street arts in Amiens

Support DRAC PACA art archives / DGCA artistic creation program for the circus / Region Sud cultural support program / City of Marseille and the Departmental Council of the Bouches-du-Rhône / Departmental Council of Seine-Saint-Denis

Fanny Soriano is an associate artist with the Théâtres en Dracénie, a national theatre and dance center.

"Fanny Soriano's writing work is intricate, as close as possible to the dance and the elements, as close as possible to images and sensations. Something subtly organic."

– Le Figaro

Libertivore was founded in 2005 by Fanny Soriano (dancer, aerial acrobat) and Jules Beckman (musician, multidisciplinary performer). Together, they created the eponymous show Libertivore (Jeunes Talents Cirque 2007).

Fanny Soriano has since developed a performance style that mixes dance and circus, enriched by her ongoing research into organic matter. For her, the circus is a vehicle for a metaphysical exploration of the relationship between nature and human nature: using a range of material that is both malleable and metamorphic, she embraces an acrobatic vocabulary to assess the place of humanity in a (sur)real biotope. She takes the rhythms of nature and uses them as inspiration for the equipment, the stage design, and the props, all while seeking to accentuate the values such as simplicity, a virtue that at times remains undetected, misunderstood, or underestimated.

Éther is her fourth creation for the stage and inaugurates a new cycle of shows exploring human relations. Previously, she created a triptych devoted to nature, composed of Hêtre (2015), Phasmes (2017), and Fractales (2019).

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