Tent Village - J4 Esplanade
The forest feeds our imagination, beginning at childhood and continuing throughout life. In its shadows we sense the presence of an abundance of living creatures, some fantastic and frightening, others obscure and mysterious. At the frontier between circus and dance, Phasmes evokes everything, both the real forest and the dreamed forest, creating a vast symbolic territory where the mysterious and the natural are inextricably entangled. At the mercy of the paths that have already been taken, the outlines of bodies become more blurred, giving way to metamorphoses. The body becomes matter, whether it be animal, plant, or mineral. Troubling or funny, these apparitions unlock a world in which dream and reality become one.
Writing, Direction: Fanny Soriano
Choreography: Mathilde Monfreux Oversight: Damien Fournier Performers: Voleak Ung and Vincent Brière
“This convergence of disciplines (dance, acrobatics, and music) reminds us that the contemporary circus arts are a vast fallow field in which creations are endlessly born.” – Théatrorama
Created in 2005 by Fanny Soriano and Jules Beckman, the multidisciplinary company Libertivore’s singularity lies in its performers’ willingness to take risks, both physical and emotional. A task that borrows its aesthetic from the real world and the dream world, from nature and from modernity, and ultimately subverts paradoxes and contradictions.
After the creation of Libertivore (Jeunes Talents Cirque 2007), the duo set its artists to work for the collective AOC and participated in the creation of the show Autochtone. In 2015, the solo Hêtre was created by Fanny Soriano with Kamma Rosenbeck as performer. It was followed by Phasmes, a piece for two acrobatic dancers in keeping with Hêtre. These two short performances are staged either as a diptych or independently. For his part, Jules Beckman performs in several Needcompany pieces. Between shows and tour dates, he is working on his upcoming solo project, Pleasure Test.