B L A N C
By and with Sébastien WOJDAN - show frontal performance - from 10 years old -
"White sounds like silence, the nothing before it all begins." Vassily Kandinsky
What if we got rid of our fears ? Not so much for the sake of sweeping them away – they will always be there - but accepting them as part of our lives, domesticate them, make a mockery of them to cut them loose.
In this solo performance, Sébastien Wojdan lays himself bare and grapples with his own fears, namely hypochondria and an inexhaustible dread of dying. Fear of not being fulfilled, of not being loved, of being abandoned, rejected, of being ridiculous, of dying alone...
After a ten-kilometre jog through the city, the artist places himself in the middle of a white space surrounded by high walls. The stage is therefore transformed into a real laboratory in which the human body and the living world in its plurality are dissected, through words and objects: coffee, cups, oranges, loads of nails, knives, a moving body, balance acts, video projection, music…
B L A N C is a circus journey in the depth of human soul.
"An autobiographical circus show that borrows its vocabulary from many different levels and is deeply rooted in a performative process, combined with a highly aesthetic touch in the set design. By turns confusing and deeply moving, an impressionistic and impudent work that succeeds in reaching something universal on the basis of an individual’s fears." www.toutelacutlure.com
By and with Sébastien Wojdan
Artistic insights : Bauke Lievens, Félicien Graugnard, Federico Robledo, Chloé Derrouaz
Building : Sébastien Wojdan, Franck Beaumard, Lucile Bouju
Music, head of sound and props : Franck Beaumard
Music, head of light and props : Lucile Bouju
Visual view : Nelly Sabbagh/ association Desfigures et Lucile Bouju
Head of light and props : Marie Roussel ou Bénédicte Michaud
Production and tour manager: : Fanny Pezzutti
Office managers : Yvain Lemattre et Camille Rondeau
With an extract of "Brand New Ancients" by Kate Tempest
Production : Galapiat Cirque
Coproductions & accueils en résidence : Cirk'Eole, Montigny-lès-Metz (57) ; Circuscentrum, Centre Flamand des Arts du Cirque, Gand (Belgique) ; Le Trio...S Théâtre, Scène de Territoire pour les Arts de la Piste, Inzinzac-Lochrist (56) ; Les 3T - scène conventionnée de Châtellerault (86) ; Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (35) ; Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Neerpelt (Belgique) ; Le Carré Magique, Pôle National Cirque en Bretagne, Lannion (22) ; Le Channel, scène nationale de Calais (62) ; La Brèche, Pôle National Cirque de Normandie/ Cherbourg-en-Cotentin(50); Houdremont, centre culturel La Courneuve (93) et Conseil départemental de Seine-Saint-Denis (93)