5es Hurlants creation 2015
5 people, 5 bodies, 5 personalities, 5 portraits, 5 points of view.
They shape their everyday life
They slide, they twist, they fall, they stand up.
They pull, they tighten.
They climb, they fly.
They look at each other.
They doubt, they try harder.
They look, rummage, dig without net.
They keep walking, always. Their art is like a calling.
Between failure and successes. Pleasure and pain.
They are always in equilibrium, strong and fragile.
Funny and sad.
They are themselves.
They are hope.
They are life.
This work is about perseverance expressed through 5 performers’ every day life situations. It’s about their bodies and how they interact with their circus apparatus; how hard work and endless repetition makes the impossible possible. I also want to work with their personalities: they come from 5 different countries, and they have 5 different backgrounds. They are different but they also have in common the fact that they are normal people making extraordinary things. Their youth is a symbol of hope. I see their apparatus as their mechanical alter ego with which they have to share their lives. I question what is at the centre of circus arts: fragile equilibrium, danger, and pugnacity. I want to draw a poetic and positive portrait of the human kind. Rapahëlle Boitel
Directed by Raphaëlle Boitel Set Design, Lighting Tristan Baudoin Sound, Stage Manager Silvère Boitel Help for the sound and light creation Stéphane Ley et Hervé Frichet Music Arthur Bison Costumes Lilou Hérin With Julietta Salz, Clara Henry, Salvo Cappello, Alejandro Escobedo, Loïc Leviel
Production L’Oublié(e) – Cie Raphaëlle Boitel. Supported by the Académie Fratellini and the SPEDIDAM . Coproduction Tandem Douai-Arras – Le Grand T – Théâtre de Loire Atlantique – La Brèche – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie – Cherbourg-Octeville – L’Agora – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Boulazac Aquitaine – le Grand R, scène nationale de La Roche-sur-Yon Résidence Le Carré Magique – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Lannion. With the support and collaboration of Hervé Grizard from Cléments ropery. The compagny L’Oublié(e) is supported by the Région Languedoc-Roussillon, and receive th support of the Conseil Général de Seine St Denis for its residence at the Académie Fratellini.