Galapiat Cirque

Memento Mori

Galapiat Cirque Production
Creation autumn 2021 on land

"Change is in the air! The wheel of fortune turns at last. Take stock of the situation, look back on your life before delving into a new search, a new path. Expect innovation, revolution. Stop coasting along and take the wheel of your life! Calm and patience are a necessity."
Les secrets du Tarot, la Roue de Fortune (Tarot secrets, Wheel of fortune)

On their own, in a duo or all together, five artists balance, run, jump and twist in a rotating metal apparatus known as the wheel of death. The metaphor of the passing of time is naturally very present. Putting oneself at risk physically is a challenge as well as a choice. This per- formance is a tribute to life and death, to traditional as well as modern circus, and to humankind in all its splendour and mistakes.

Two performances are being produced using the same apparatus but going through distinct creative processes: Memento Mori, on land; La Roue de l’Armor (wheel of Armor), on water.

Authors and performers:

Sylvain Briani-Colin
Elice Abonce Muhonen
Hannu Abonce Muhonen
Mirja Jauhiainen
Odilon Pindat

Costumes : Solène Capmas.
Production support : Mirja Jauhiainen & Elice Abonce Muhonen
Outside eyes : Matias Samenaho & Lucile Bouju
Design of the apparatus: Odilon Pindat
Building : Odilon Pindat & Hannu Abonce Muhonen
Light : Eero Alava
General managers : Eero Alava & Sylvain Briani-Colin
Musi : Madeg Menguy
Sound : in progress
Administration: Yvain Lemattre et Camille Rondeau
Production: Galapiat Cirque
Producing and touring: L'Avant Courrier - Louise-Michèle You

Supports: Cheptel Aleïkoum (41), L’Espace Périphérique (Mairie de Paris - Parc de la Villette-75) ; Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg (50) ; Le Carré Magique - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Bretagne (Lannion - 22) ; TRIO...S - Scène de territoire pour les arts du cirque (Inzinzac-Lochrist - 56); la Loggia (Paimpont-35) ; le réseau RADAR (Réseau des Arts De la Rue en Bretagne); le Fourneau - Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l'Espace Public (Brest - 29), le Palc, Pôle National Cirque Grand Est (Châlons en Champagne - 51) ; Espace Ste Anne (Lannion- 22); Festival Pusula (Pusu-Finlande); Festival les Avant Curieux (Nantes - 44); Institut français-Région Bretagne; Arts Promotion Center (Finlande); Finnish Cultural Foundation (Finlande); La Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque (Paris - 75); Theater Op de Markt (Neerpelt - Belgique); La Cascade, Pôle National Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes (Bourg St Andéol - 07); Cité du Cirque pour le Pôle régional Cirque (Le Mans-72); Institut finlandais via Telepart Mobility Support Platform (France-Finlande)

CONTACT
Louise-Michèle YOU / + 33 6 17 16 17 40 / louisemichele@avantcourrier.fr