International Chinese Pole Convention

Since 2015, under the impulse of Benjamin Lissardy, acrobat and researcher in Chinese masts, the Bivouac Company organizes in partnership with the Circus School of Bordeaux the International Convention of Chinese Masts. About fifty participants from all over the world meet every year. Three days rich in sharing and research around master classes, a laboratory of experimentation, a conference, an exhibition and a festive closing evening open to the public.

On this occasion, the company organizes conferences around the experimental apparatus and exhibitions, artists are invited to participate.

This year the International Chinese Mast Convention will take place on October 14, 15 and 16, 2022 with the theme “The body in space”.
Three rich days of sharing and research around Chinese Mast with a highlight open to the public on Saturday, October 15!

Several artists will be present such as Kitsou Dubois, Lisa Lou and Constance Bugnon from the sous le manteau collective and Vincent Martinez as well as the philosopher from the Université Paris – Cité Bernard Andrieu, to animate the conferences, master class and workshops of reflection.


> 5pm // Conference and exhibition on the theme “the body in space

> 6:30 pm // Performance À deux mètres, with Jesse Huygh and Rocio Garrote.

Three elements. Two acrobats on a Chinese pole and this oxygen. The invisible one which is everywhere in the air and yet missing in Jesse’s body, suffering from cystic fibrosis. A show full of emotion.

> 8:30 pm // To close this festive evening, take part in a jam session with the fifty international artists, accompanied by DJ Help, who will improvise around their apparatus both on the ground and in the air, followed by a dance-floor!

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