Poised somewhere between inhale and exhale, night and day, Minuit (“midnight”) marks the US debut of charismatic acrobat and performer Yoann Bourgeois, a major force in France’s nouveau cirque scene. This series of vaudevillian vignettes is the result of Bourgeois’ rigorous physical experimentation into what he calls the “suspension point,” the body’s ineffable moment of weightlessness while in motion. As he and his dazzling collaborators fall and fly, chairs, stairs, trampolines, and microphones are transformed into opportunities for humor, insight, and physical magic. Bodies mimic pulleys and gears, weights and counterweights, revealing poetry in that elusive space in between.
With the involvement of Laure Brisa, Marie Fonte & Jörg Müller Music by Laure Brisa and Philip Glass Sound design by Antoine Garry Lighting design by Jérémie Cusenier
Produced by Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois Les Paroles Impossibles co-produced by Tandem Scène Nationale Arras Douai and l’Agora Centre Culturel PNAC Boulazac Aquitaine.
Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois is supported by the DRAC Rhône-Alpes, la Région Rhône-Alpes, le Département de l’Isère et la Ville de Grenoble, and the BNP-Paribas Foundation. It has a residency at the CAPI-theatre of Vellein.
Yoann Bourgeois is an artistic associate of the MC2:Grenoble.
Yoann Bourgeois gives insight into his company’s processes, helping students sharpen acuity, develop awareness of objects and others, and react authentically.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016
In conjunction with Minuit
Galas & Events
Member Mingle: Minuit
Meet fellow BAM members over a glass of wine at Fisher Rooftop before Minuit.
Explore the Festival
Nov 9Nov 13, 2016
Corporeal encounters with 5,000 strands of nylon.
Aurélien Bory, Kaori Ito, Compagnie 111
French physical theater maverick Aurélien Bory takes Japanese dancer Kaori Ito, entangled in a dense field of 5,000 black nylon wires, as both muse and instrument.
Oct 12Oct 15, 2016
A melting pot of movement, rooted in hip-hop.
Company Wang Ramirez
Polyglot performance duo Wang Ramirez employ their signature dance-theater aesthetic—incorporating ballet, b-boying, and martial arts—to perform a choreography of near-missed connection.
Dec 10Dec 18, 2016
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker meets 1970s suburbia.
The Hard Nut
E.T.A. Hoffmann, Mark Morris Dance Group, MMDG Music Ensemble,
The Hard Nut Singers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Colin Fowler, Mark Morris
Mark Morris Dance Group’s beloved reimagining of The Nutcracker—a lavish, gender-bent love letter that playfully preserves the warm spirit of an essential holiday tradition—returns to BAM for the holidays.