Five individuals appear within a universe in constant evolution and a constellation made of elements emerging from the earth. Using the language of circus and dance, they accompany the slow metamorphosis of the environment of which they are an integral part. At times the bodies are objects, and at times they are active forces, as the performers deploy their intricate movements and confront, embrace, avoid, collide with, or melt into the organic matter.
Like fractals, nothing here has a beginning or an end but is part of a continuum where the audience can only ever grasp a brief snapshot. Within this decaying universe, humanity is driven by an optimistic curiosity about otherness and the unknown. The result is a performance of profound beauty as it becomes evident that the end of everything is also the beginning of something else.
Writing, Choreography Fanny Soriano
Performers Kamma Rosenbeck, Nina Harper, Voleak Ung, Léo Manipoud, and Vincent Brière
Scenography Oriane Bajard and Fanny Soriano
Lights Cyril Leclerc
Music Gregory Cosenza
Costumes Sandrine Rozier
Choreographic collaboration Mathilde Monfreux
General management Nancy Drolet
Stage management Lorenzo Graouer
Production and distribution Sarah Mégard and Nicolas Feniou
Production administration Elyane Buisson
Fanny Soriano is an associate artist at Théâtres en Dracénie national theater for art, creation, and dance in Draguignan
Production Cie Libertivore
Coproduction Friche de la Belle de Mai performance arts center in Marseille / Archaos national circus center in Marseille / Le Merlan national theater in Marseille / Théâtres en Dracénie-Théâtre de l'Esplanade national theater for dance and theater for young people in Draguignan / La Passerelle national theater for Gap and the Southern Alps / Plateforme 2 circus centers in Normandy – La Brèche à Cherbourg & Cirque Théâtre d'Elbeuf / La Verrerie national circus center in Occitanie / CIRCa national circus arts center Auch Gers Occitanie / Théâtre de Châtillon / Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde
Support DGCA – Ministry of Culture, DRAC cultural agency for the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (support for creation) / Region Sud / City of Marseille / Departmental Council for the Bouches-du-Rhône
With the support of SACD as a recipient of the 2018 Processus Cirque grant.
Also supported by Adami. The Adami artists rights agency manages and advances the rights of performers in France and around the world. It also provides financial support for the creation and distribution of their projects.
Fanny Soriano is an associate artist at the Théâtres en Dracénie, national theater for dance.
"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
"With Fractales, Fanny Soriano has composed a jewel with a score for five."
– Midi Libre
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.
Ether 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).