Friche la Belle de Mai
By reconnecting with the traditional roots of the circus, this show is designed around an aerial rig named “Kamelia” that features a variable geometry so it can take turns showcasing the flying trapeze and the aerial rope for a synchronized, off-center, superimposed performance. Everything interacts with the audience, nothing is hidden, everything is highlighted: the changing of the equipment transforms the stage technician into an acrobat, the noise of the pulleys and the ropes becomes the music while the musicians hold the ropes. Kamelia has found her mad accomplices. The unexpected proximity of the king and queen of trapeze to the audience and the enthusiasm of the live vocal and instrumental creation make this show a joyful celebration of trust and community.
Original concept and direction Darianne Koszinski and Ivan Morales Ruiz
In collaboration with Eline Esteve, Cassidy Sacré and Elisabeth Page
Performers Darianne Koszinski, Cassidy Sacré, Eline Esteve, Ivan Morales Ruiz, and Elisabeth Page
Musical composition Eline Esteve and Cassidy Sacré
Distribution Lxs Reyenxs Project
Administration L'Avant Courrier
Coproduction Archaos national circus center / Le Palc, national circus center Residencies Escouto Can Plao, Camlez / Espace Périphérique, Paris / ENACR national circus school in Rosny-sous-Bois / Place au Cirque with Galapiat Cirque, La Courneuve at the Centre Culturel Houdremont / 2r2c circus cooperative at the Espace ChapitO / La Verrerie national circus center for Occitanie Alès / Cirk’Eole in Montigny-lès-Metz. With the support of the Beaumarchais-SACD association through the Bourse d’Écriture Cirque 2020 program.
After their training at the CNAC national circus arts center, in 2020 Darianne Koszinski (aerial rope) and Ivan Morales Ruiz (flying trapeze), decided to form a collective – Lxs Reyenxs Project (pronounced Las Reyenas) – that also welcomed Eline and Cassidy on music and Elisabeth on the technical side. Kamelia et ses folles alliées [Kamelia and her mad accomplices] is their first show.