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  • Cie Pré O Coupé – Nikolaus

    France

    Acrobatics, juggling, flying rope, hula hoop

  • 1h20
    Ages 10 and up

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© Jeztoo
© Camille Kirnidis
© Jeztoo
© Camille Kirnidis
© Camille Kirnidis

Presentation

The latest creation of the great Nikolaus is just as crazy as his previous ones. On stage, four artists tell a story of the world, a story of three thousand years that conjures up Adam and Eve and the music of Frédéric Chopin before arriving at the ecological catastrophe that threatens our future. Using acrobatic lifts, balancing acts (not really), a flying rope, a piano, and tires, the circus artists translate the chaos of the world. But, curiously, with Nikolaus, chaos can end in joy!

An idea by Nikolaus Holz
Directed by Christian Lucas
Assistant director Noa Soussan
Performers Julien Cramillet, Angèle Guilbaud, Martin Hesse and Nikolaus
Sound design Guillaume Mika and Elisa Monteil
Light design Hervé Gary
Costumes Charlotte Coffinet
Technical coordinator Bertrand Dubois
Stage manager Yannos Chassignol
Sound manager Aude Pétiard
Construction Eric Benoit and Guillaume Bertrand

 

Production PRÉ-O-COUPÉ Coproductions Théâtre Firmin Gémier / La Piscine national circus center for the Ile de France / Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde - center for circus arts and emerging cultures in Bagneux / CIRCa - national circus arts center in Auch, Gers and Midi-Pyrenees / Le Carré Magique - national circus center in Brittany / Archaos - national circus center Financial support from SPEDIDAM Thanks to AGECIF / Cie Zingaro / Centre Chopin

This show has received a national circus grant. PRÉOCOUPÉ is subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture - DRAC Île-de-France, by the Région Île-de-France, the Département du Val de Marne and the City of Fontenay-sous-Bois.

“A master of imbalance and falling objects, the clown-juggler Nikolaus pays glorious tribute to the perserverance of fragile human will in the face of chaos."

– Movement

A clown, juggler, and acrobat, Nikolaus began his career with the Archaos circus and then the Baroque circus before founding his own company, Pré-O-Coupé, in 1998 and launching his own shows and productions. A cross between humor and burlesque, theater and juggling, his plays emphasize humor as a way to defuse despair and infuse vitality.

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