L'Absolu

  • Cie Les Choses de rien

    France

    Metaphysical circus

  • 1h10
    Ages 10 and up
    Under the big top

Calendar

€4 - €24

© D Matvejevas

Presentation

L’Absolu [The Absolute] is a poetic parenthesis where elements and materials become veritable partners in a being’s search for the infinite and for the truth. This show is a poetic investigation into the heart of the human psyche and the mechanism that places desire at the center of our lives. As an allegory for the act of creation, it attacks the origins of the story of the fall of humanity and the original sin. The show weaves an absurd and sometimes burlesque universe and is performed under the Silo, a four-story metal tent that offers one hundred spectators a vertiginous experience and a new angle of observation to better play with their visual and sensory perceptions. It confronts them with the nothingness, the infinite.

 

Concept and performance Boris Gibé 
Performers Boris Gibé, alternating with Piergiorgio Milano and Aimé Rauzier
Theatrical consultant Elsa Dourdet
Choreography consultants Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri
Costumes and materials Sandrine Rozier
Technical and stage management Quentin Alart, Florian Wenger, and Armand Barbet (alternating)
Sound design Olivier Pfeiffer
Technician Baptiste Lechuga and Matthieu Duval (alternating)
Scenography Clara Gay-Bellile & Charles Bédin

Production Les Choses de Rien with the help of Si Par Hasard Coproductions Les 2 Scènes national theater in Besançon / Théâtre Firmin Gémier-La Piscine national circus arts center in Chatenay-Malabry / Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque-2r2c in Paris / Cirque Jules Verne national circus and street arts center in Amiens / Châteauvallon national theater / Espace Jean Legendre national theater for the Oise / Compiègne Support  French Ministry of Culture through the DRAC arts agency for the Ile-de-France /  DGCA fund for circus creation / Ile-de-France Regional Council / Fondation de La Tour Vagabonde / Lycée Eugène Guillaume de Montbard / SACD - Processus Cirque program / Arts-Sciences atelier in partnership with the L’Hexagone national theater of Meylan and CEA energy agency in Grenoble / the Beaumarchais association, circus writing grant Residencies La Gare in Marigny-le-Cahouët / CEA in Grenoble / 2r2c in Paris / Le Château de Monthelon in Montreal / Arts Printing House in Vilnius, Lithuania / Les 2 Scènes in Besançon

The Les Choses de Rien is recognized by the Ministry of Culture through the DRAC arts agency for the Ile-de-France.

 

"There are moments of grace. Where wonder, gratitude and a feeling of belonging to a poetic and exhilarating humanity dominate. L'Absolu is one of those moments, it is not to be missed under any circumstances."

La Gazette

After creating the shows Installation Tripode in 2005, Le Phare in 2006, Bull in 2008, and Les Fuyantes in 2011, the company Les Choses de Rien has continued its search for an original artistic language where acrobatic dance, aerial circus, physical theater, music, and technology blend together to produce a poetic vision of movement in its raw state.

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