Concept: Alexandre Fray, Arno Ferrera, Mika Lafforgue, Sergi Parés, Frédéri Vernier, Špela Vodeb
25.Sep | 19:00
Place: To be confirmed
A performance by the French "new circus", a highly specific form of performing art which gets promoted by the French cultural policy and diplomacy as their "national brand". In the performance Rare Birds, by the company Un Loup pour l'Homme, there are neither birds, wolves, nor any other animals (new circus does not involve animal training), but also no stage design or props: the bodies of the circus artists are the only material this performance employs. As well as the tent arena in which it takes place, the dramaturgy of the performance is completely circular too: it starts with a shy body contact between two human beings, and ends in the same way. Between those two points, various acrobatic figures take place, entwine, branch out, and grow apart, artists walk over each other, twirl in the air, climb each other’s back and shoulders… Literally, artistically, but also metaphorically speaking, all those acts come down to a basic interpersonal exchange – care, cooperation, support – functioning thus as a practice room for more humane relationships.