Lemniscate

Release : June 2023

An acrobatic exploration of the relationship between time and space on a sculptural experimental device.

Two dancers and an acrobat on a Chinese pole embody three individuals lost in this suspended “non existing place”. Between releases and tensions, slides and propulsions, continuity and rupture, gravity and suspension, they evoke the relative and flexible character of time-space.

An interconnection made visible between the movements of their bodies, their weights, the variations of space driven by the oscillation of curves and the beat of time symbolized by a metronome pole. 

Lemniscate, a sculpture both abstract and organic, recalls a hip bone, a moon, or a planet with which the artists are at one with or extract themselves from, generating confrontations of scale and language, a relationship between their own internal body and their stellar body. 

A multiplied and almost continuous vision offered by a rotating device evoking the plurality of points of view.

Original Idea and Set Design : Maureen Brown
Director : Maryka Hassi
Assistant Director : Benjamin Lissardy
Composer : Yanier Hechavarria
Stage manager, lights and direction : Simon Drouart
Lighting design : Louise Nauthonnier
Acrobats : Benjamin Lissardy and Nicolas Sannier
Dancers : Nicolas Sannier and Amélie Jousseaume
Design and construction of the structure : Sud Side Marseille
Embedded system : Akwariom
Force calculations : Alain Dressard

Disciplines :
Acrobatics, movements, metronomic pendular Chinese pole nested in an infinite figure eight.

Year of creation : 2023
Format : medium format
Duration : 50 min
Spaces : outdoor
Dates : June 2023 production
Accessibility : all audiences

Technical conditions :
5 artists and 1 light technician, audience in 360°. All conditions to come.

Book : Clic here

Parteners :
Agora PNC Boulazac, Le Fourneau – CNAREP en Bretagne, SN Carré-Colonnes, SN du Sud-Aquitain, SC Pôle du Marsan, CREAC de Bègles, Ville de la Teste-de-Buch, CRABB de Biscarrosse, École de cirque de Bordeaux, Les Ateliers des Marches, L’A4 de Saint-Jean-d’Angély, L’Azimut – Antony/Châtenay-Malabry – Pôle National Cirque en Ile-de-France, OARA, IDDAC, DRAC, Ville de Bordeaux, Compagnonnage Auteur, Cultures Connectées DICRéAM.