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Balancing acts on the edge of weightlessness.
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October 2016
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Wednesday October 05, 2016
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US Premiere
Oct 5—Oct 8, 2016
Physical Theater

BAM and Théâtre de la Ville (Paris, France) present
Directed by Yoann Bourgeois
Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble

Part of Brooklyn-Paris Exchange and Tandem Paris-New York


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.

1hr 5min
“Yoann Bourgeois blows a graceful inventive bubble which has you levitating for an hour”
— Le Monde
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