Amid a chaotic and constantly decelerating stage apparatus that plays with the conventions of entertainment, three (or four) performers forge a path towards their own emancipation and celebrate the imperceptible glitter of existence. Through sleight of hand, pop songs, a tap solo, feats of physical prowess, and dance, they share their reflections on the power of beliefs and manipulation while attempting to unfurl an ode to degrowth that is in dissonance with the complex, over-informed, ultra-fast, profuse, capitalist, and demanding world in which we live.
A project by Gaël Santisteva
Creation and performance Ondine Cloez, Jani Nuutinen, Gaël Santisteva + 1 surprise guest (Sophia Rodriguez, Micha Goldberg, Rosie Sommers)
Artistic consultant Lara Barsacq
Sound and musical creation Lieven Dousselaere
Light design Vic Grevendonk
Costume design Sofie Durnez
Set design Jérôme Dupraz, Sofie Durnez, Gaël Santisteva
Stage manager Emma Laroche
Lighting technician Valentin Boucq
Administration & production Myriam Chekhemani
Communication & distribution Quentin Legrand / Rue Branly
Production Gilbert & Stock Coproduction Le Manège national theater in Reims / Malrauxnational theater in Chambéry Savoie / Le Théâtre d'Arles / Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi nationally recognized theater for art and creation for linguistic diversity / Les SUBS / CIRCa national circus center in Auch (FR) / Charleroi danse, UP - Circus & Performing Arts (BE) Residencies Charleroi danse / UP - Circus & Performing Arts / Centre Culturel Jacques Franck / Kunstenwerkplaats / Latitude 50 center for the circus and street arts / Arts Center Buda / Wolubilis cultural center in Woluwe- Saint-Lambert Saint-Lambert / Maison de la création (BE) / Le Manège - national theater in Reims / CIRCa / Les SUBS / Théâtre de Choisy-le-Roi / Bouches-du-Rhône Department / Departmental center for creations in residence (FR) With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Wallonia-Brussels International, Sabam for Culture and the SACD
"Using the conventions of the circus, Gaël Santisteva and his team offer a lucid look at society and the world of entertainment. Hilarious! "
Originally from Auch in France, Gaël Santisteva has lived and worked in Brussels since 2007. He graduated in 2001 from the CNAC national circus arts center with a specialization in the Russian swing. After 15 years as a performer, Gaël created the performance TALK SHOW in 2017. His second project Garcimore est mort [Garcimore is dead] was created on 18 November 2021 at the Manège de Reims circus venue.