"In this show, we will contradict each other.
We will try to make the invisible visible,
to share with the other what is happening within oneself.
We will try to make the silence resonate
and share eternity in less than an hour.
Bodies will rotate continuously.
And yet, sometimes they will be motionless.
In this duet, there will be three of us.
Because juggling will also be present."
Yin is an invitation to shift one's perception, to change space-time, to cross the border between worlds. In this dervish dance and juggling performance, the audience shares the full experience of spinning as they watch. From a soaring atmosphere to virtuoso juggling, they will be absorbed into a modern trance, a hypnosis punctuated by a revolving choreography.
Writing and performance Cyrille Humen and Van-Kim Tran
Alchemy and staging Eric Longequel
Sound design Sylvain Quément / Gangpol et Stéphane Laporte
Light design David Carney
Stage management Jean-Malo Boinet
Costumes and scenography Juline Darde Gervais
Graphic design Romain Marguaritte
Photography Emmanuelle Tricoire
Production and administration Corentine Poncet
Production and distribution Manon Rouquet
Residencies and support La Maison des Jonglages national theater in La Courneuve / City of Le Mans and Cité du Cirque regional circus center in Le Mans / Collectif Petit Travers / Espace Germinal theater in Est Valdoisien / La Cascade national circus center in Ardèche / the 3bisf contemporary art space in Aix-en-Provence
"Moments of emotion."
Monad is a juggling and dance company created in 2018 by Van-Kim Tran and Cyrille Humen.
Van-Kim trained for the stage at the Lomme circus school and in dance with Carolyn Carlson, Zyia Azazi, and Jean-Daniel Fricker. He is co-author of the show Dystonie by the Defracto company.
After developing a very physical juggling technique, Cyrille now takes part in a new juggling training system called Faaac J. He also wrote the solo performance Dive.
The two artists both practice tai chi, which is very prominent in the company's work through the union of body, breath, and object.
In 2019, they received the Beaumarchais-SACD writing grant to develop their show Yin.