The concept of Clockwork comes from Sisters obsession with perfecting the timing between their bodies. They need to depend on each other both physically and mentally when working, the same way a clock needs all its cogwheels to function.
”We are working on creating a universe where the human body can be lots of other things than just a human body. It is a complex dance between legs, arms, torsos and heads that creates the metamorphosis of going from three individuals to one being. Physical contact, human juggling and illusions are tools for us to surprise our audience and make them change their vision of the human body .”
They want to explore how three individuals can become one in the movements. In a search for perfected unison movements, how does individuality express itself? Being so strongly different individuals with very diverse backgrounds, can you manage perfected oneness and create a new common language?
Taking inspiration from street dance, contemporary dance and physical theatre, this is a gravity-defying performance pairing dynamic acrobatics with live music, physical theatre, Chinese poles, slack rope and German wheel.
Circus Next Laureates 2013, artistic collaboration with renowned choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou.
Performed by: Valia Beauvieux, Mikkel Hobitz Filtenborg, Pablo Rada Moniz
Lighting design by: Bjørn Olav Brekke Hauknes
Sound design and live music by: Mikkel Hobitz Filtenborg
Music and soundscapes by: Girwrgos Poulios
Co-produced by: Le Manège de Reims-Scène National, Les Migrateurs, Associés pour les arts du cirque, Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Pôle Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Haute-Normandie, Subtopia.
Supported by: Circus Next 2013, Kulturrådet, La Central del Circ Ville de Paris, Konstnärsnämnden, Sophie Hulténs Circus Grant, Cité du Cirque Marcel Marceau-Le mans, La brêche, Centre des Arts du Cirque de Basse-Normandie, New Nordic Circus Network, L’ateneu popular 9 Barris.