OKTOBRE – OKTOBRE
Black magic and eccentric artistry
WHEN 25, 26, 27 Aug. 21 hrs.
WHERE Dansehallerne | show map
TICKET 165 kr / youth 85 kr
A diabolical trapezist, a beastly acrobat and a neurotic magician are Europe’s shooting stars in new magic, where reality hides behind a veil of bluff and deception. With David Lynch-like mystery and nightmare logics, all rules are suspended when Oktobre’s enigmatic characters flirt with death, madness and with the audience at the barmiest tea party since Alice visited Wonderland.
Yann Frisch, the world champion of magic, makes people and objects vanish just as suddenly as they appear. The black-clad Madonna watches everyone with her intense gaze and like a madwoman she swings herself in the trapeze. With an acrobat’s contempt of normality, the page boy twists his body until it’s dislocated. The humour is just as pitch-black as the magic, the madness slides out of control, and in the end there isn’t much you can do other than letting yourself succumb to being confused and bewitched.
DURATION 75 min.
AGE from 8 years
By: Florent Bergal, Eva Ordonez-Benedetto, Jonathan Frau & Yann Frisch
With: Eva Ordonez-Benedetto, Jonathan Frau & Yann Frisch
Directed by: Oktobre & Florent Bergal
Dramaturgy: Bauke Lievens
Outside eyes: Raphaël Navarro & Pauline Dau
Production manager & Light: Yannick Briand
Stage technicians: Louise Bouchicot & Zoe Bouchicot
Costumes: Florinda Donga-Hauser, assisted by Laurie Massit
Construction accessories, scenographie & structures: Jörn Roesing – L’Usine & Cie 14:20
Production: Olivier Bourreau & Virginie Moy
Coproduction: CIRCa pole national des arts du cirque Auch Gers Midi-Pyrénées; Circ queO!; Cité du Cirque, Pôle Régional Cirque – Le Mans; Parc de La Villette; Transversales – scène conventionnée de Verdun; Théâtres Sorano – Jules Julien (Toulouse)
VIDEO: Watch here
PHOTO: Daniel Michelon
SUPPORT: Presented in cooperation with Dansehallerne and supported by EU Culture/Circus Work Ahead