Ice Skates And Other Cruelties
Ice Skates And Other Cruelties consists in a choreography for one human body and the material of glass which explores the following questions :
How can one thing be two things at the same time ? In other words, how to escape the binary thinking?
How can a material extend the reach of human awareness of its surroundings ?
How do we survive under the layers of crap that cover us ? Does making them visible destroy them ?
In Ice Skates And Other Cruelties you will see smooth moves and sharp glass. You may also see sharp moves and smooth glass. Hopefully a carved body will slice the glass. We will try to avoid that carved glass slices the body.
This performance, which takes place on a synthetic ice rink, draws the lines of a constantly transforming landscape where something cruel can find its poetry and something beautiful can reveal all its violence. Behind her layers of glass, Camille Paycha aims at triggering our collective imagination by making space both literally and figuratively.
With this show, Camille is shortlisted for CircusNext 2020 - 2021. CircusNext is a European circus label: the creators selected by a European jury stand out for their singularity and creativity. Their art works question us, jostle us, enchant us, move us.
By and with: Camille Paycha
Creation assistant: Laura Gilles-Pick
Material research: Stéphane Gilles-Pick
Outside eye : Markéta de Borggraef
Scenography : Kris Van Oudenhove
Sound design : Bram Vandeghinste
Artistic adviser : Bauke Lievens
Technician on tour : to be confirmed
Diffusion : Emma Ketels (je buro)
Coproducers: PERPLX, De Grote Post, Festival Circolo
Residencies: PERPLX, De Grote Post, De Spil, Circuscentrum, Cirqueon
Producer: Boegbeeld vzw
IN CREATION - première DEC 2021
performance without words
max 300 pers.
indoor (blackbox) & outdoor (site-specific at night)
7mx7m, height: min. 5m
Team: 1 artist, 1 technician, 1 diffusion
Travel from Oostende (BE)