Aix-en-Provence, Briançon, Aubagne,
Free upon reservation by phone at +33 (0)4 42 91 99 19 (Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm)
Humans who bury their heads in the sand and we don't know if they are playing a role or if this is the way they really are. Balancing artists that act as if they are all alone together. Because even when they do the same thing, they are different. Moving paradoxes that sink at that same time as they rise. Curious creatures with their own language. Some dare silence, emptiness, and risks; others tell stories. Their vertical obsessions reveal the beauty and the rigor of their discipline, the strength of their artistic pursuit, their need to both talk about it and experience it. Le complexe de l'autruche [The Ostrich Complex] is an ode to diversity, an incongruous and prophetic fable, and a delightful journey!
Authors Antoine Prost, Baptiste Raffanel, Coline Froidevaux, Charlie Courvoisier, Christelle Dubois, Dorothée Dall’Agnola, Emmanuel Robert, Jatta Borg, Mathieu Hedan
Artistic consultants Clément Cassiède & Benjamin Tricha
Light design Samson Milcent
Music Paul Bertrand & Sophie Ramia Medina
Costumes Lorraine Jung
Stage management Samson Milcent
Sound engineer Sophie Ramia Medina
Production and distribution Camille Le Falhun
Administration Aurélie Milési
Production La Compagnie du Courcirkoui Coproduction Le Vaisseau (Coubert) / Le Vélo Théâtre (Apt) / La Verrerie d’Alès national circus center (Alès) / Archaos national circus center (Marseille) / Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence - Festival Les Elancées (Istres) / Le Vellein-Scènes CAPI (Villefontaine) / Le Carré Magique national circus arts center for Brittany (Lannion) Support Latitude 50 national circus and street arts festival (Marchin, Belgium) / Turbul’ (Nîmes) / La Grainerie circus and travelling arts space (Toulouse) / Centre International des Arts en Mouvement (Aix-en-Provence) / L’Espace Catastrophe (Brussels - Belgium) / Ska Barré (Saignon) / La Devignère (Lussac) / Château de Blandy Les Tours (Blandy-les-Tours) / Zim Zam (La Tour d’Aigues) / La Gare à Coulisse (Eurre) / Smart Compagnie and the City of Bordeaux / Entrepôt en Avignon (Avignon) / Institut Français du Maroc (Oujda, Morocco) / CIRCa national circus center (Auch) / the Vaucluse Departmental Council / DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Friends, associates, and long-time colleagues, the balancing artists-author-performers of the Collectif d'Équilibristes have enjoyed a wealth of shared experiences. From countless rehearsals to profound discussions about the art of balancing and from solo shows to group performances, this creative team has pushed the boundaries of this artistic universe and unveiled a vast range of possibilities. As a result, they have built a dynamic collective based on a solo discipline.