Gravitropie création

  • Naïf Production


    Floor acrobatics

  • 1h
    Ages 10 and up
© Blasco


This performance by five dancer-acrobats is an exploration of our resistance. On a rotating floor that forms a type of vortex that issues an injunction against movement, a small community of people makes their opposition known by asserting their physical identities. By holding on to a precise point, by remaining vertical, by refusing to succumb to adversity, to wear and tear, to the deformation of time and objects. By holding on so that nothing falls, all while embracing a collaborative, urgent, and primary determination. Despite everything, they try to form a common entity.

Creation Naïf Production à l’initiative de Lucien Reynès 
Stage team Noé Chapsal, Marion Castaillet, Evan Greenaway, Charlotte Louvel, Pia Oliva 
Research and creation team Sylvain Bouillet, Mathieu Desseigne, Lucien Reynès, Noé Chapsal, Marion Castaillet, Alexandre Fournier, Evan Greenaway, Charlotte Louvel, Pia Oliva, Julien Fouché (jiu-jitsu), Christophe Ruetsch (music and sound design), Pauline Guyonnet (lights) and Natacha Costechareire (costumes) 
Technical team David Carrier and Elise Riegel 
Machinery design Maurizio Moretti 
Construction MC93 
Technical support MC93, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Joël Lhospitalier, Elise Riegel and David Carrier


Coproduction Collectif FAIR-E / CCN de Rennes et de Bretagne dans le cadre de l'accueil studio / Le Cratère national theater in Alès /  Les Hivernales choreography center in Avignon / Friche Belle de Mai stage arts center / La Garance national theater in Cavaillon / Théâtre Jean Vilar in Vitry-sur-Seine / Pôle Sud choreography center in Strasbourg as part of the Studio program / Les Salins national theater in Martigues / La Passerelle nationa theater in Saint Brieuc / La Passerelle national theater in Gap / La Verrerie national circus center in Occitanie / Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin national choreography center as part of its 2021 studion program / Malandain Ballet Biarritznational choreography center / KLAP - Maison pour la danse de Marseille / Scène 55 – Mougins Support MC93  / CIRCa national circus center in Auch

Naïf Production is supported by the DRAC PACA and supported by the Region Sud, the Department of Vaucluse and the City of Avignon

"With Gravitropie, the Avignon-based collective Naïf takes you on a physical exploration of our ability to persevere.”

– Fréquence Sud

Naïf Production creates live shows and collective adventures that are imagined by Sylvain Bouillet, Mathieu Desseigne-Ravel, and Lucien Reynès. These three acrobats use the singular relationship of intimacy their bodies maintain with gravity as a language to develop fictional narratives of images and movements where the physical commitment is paramount.

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