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To make light of elements. The phenomena observed in laboratory find their translation on the ring where the artist is one with his experiments. Being in turn tightrope walker, juggler, rider, acrobat or tamer, he surrounds himself with machines or objects he created, to tame atmospheric turbulences, to cause unstable equilibriums, to use the absurd to demonstrate effects with unexpected physical properties, like a Gyro Gearloose who would have made the stage his workshop. This performance under the circus tent is not a show with stories, but a playful space of existential demonstrations fed with obsessions: How to live in a world in perpetual motion? Which point of view to adopt on it? What do we know that we really know?
Sometime devilish, sometime harmless, the demiurge obstinately fights to tame the disorders he himself installed. Extremely focused, he attempts, he takes risks to comprehend the energy, the motion, what animates the matter that surrounds us, sometimes to failure. Secret is an invitation to the spectator to participate in the elaboration of a thought, rather than gazing passively at a feat.
Laboratory on a circus ring
Terces, from the verb “Tercer”: to plow the earth for the third time, is also the anadrome of secret. After Secret in 2003 and Secret (time 2) in 2012, the show is experiencing a new mutation, reflecting a world in perpetual evolution that constantly calls for new readings. We enter Terces as in a visual laboratory in which new phenomena take place nourished by new points of view on the world. Machines work alone, forces never explored are exposed in objects without technology, moving with poetic or utopian energy. These devices, which seem moved by their own strength, come to join a world of matter, inviting us to reconsider by ourselves this universe criss-crossed by Johann Le Guillerm. Terces traces a thought that concentrates in the essential, crystallizes in a material. The show is part of the overall intention of Attraction, a sort of mental circus where the concepts are declined in the temporality of experimentation, of its paths, of its progress. Some performances are available in audio description.
Conception, ring director and performance
Johann Le Guillerm
Composer Alexandre Piques
Ring department Anaëlle Husein Sharif Khalil, Anastasia Saltet et Franck Bonnot en alternance avec Paul-Emile Perreau
Lighting design Hervé Gary
Light manager Lucien Yacoubsohn
Lighting machinery construction Silvain Ohl, Jean-Marc Bernard and Pauline Lamache
Costume designer Paul Andriamanana Rasoamiaramanana assisted by Mathilde Giraudeau
Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm
Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie – La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf / Agora – Centre Culturel PNC Boulazac Aquitaine / Le Channel – scène nationale de Calais / Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre / Théâtre de Sénart, scène nationale – Scène nationale de l’Essonne Agora Desnos – Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes Grand Paris Sud / Le Carré Magique Pôle national des Arts du Cirque en Bretagne / Cirque Jules Verne – Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue – Amiens / Archaos, Pôle Nationale des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée / Pôle Régional Cirque Le Mans, Les Quinconces-L’espal, Scène nationale / Tandem – Scène nationale / Les 2 scènes – scène nationale de Besançon
La Brèche, Cherbourg Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Normandie – Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, Paris – La Fonderie, Le Mans – L’ Agora, Pôle National Cirque Boulazac, Aquitaine – Le Channel Scène Nationale de Calais – Cirque Théâtre Elbeuf, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Normandie.
To act on the world disorders to detect other layouts and create a new poetic order. An original cartography of a planet without places, Attraction is a project-manifesto to take ownership of our environment, to think by ourselves.
A position. To disrupt our convictions, resist ready-to-think and open up new alternatives.
A protocol of the sight. The world is what we see of it and what is invisible to us. In order to fully comprehend it, it is needed to take into account the multiplicity of points of views that we have.
Principles. Repartir de zéro, observer, expérimenter, tenter, créer.
A rhizome artwork made of accumulations, hybridizations, and mutations that constantly slip between various artistic fields.
A work in progress in constant evolution that shapes a landscape with infinite borders.
L'Observatoire archeology of research
La Motte planet within sight
Les Imaginographes observation instruments
Évolutions élastiques morphographic mutations
L'Insucube, anamorphique installation
Les Broglios graphic poems
L'AALU, nique letter alphabet with multiple characters
Les Architextures between architecture and texture
La Transumante moving architextural performance
Les Droliques kinetic aquatic flowers
Les Imperceptibles imperceptible speed and energies vehicles
L'Aplanatarium observatory of gliding objects
Encatation, culinary experience
Terces, laboratory on a circus ring
Le Pas Grand Chose conference - performance
Actions / Reactions: Attraction is a project with variable geometry designed to take place on the scale of an entire city in theatres, squares, museums, on the ring or in parks. So many playgrounds that invite to create partnerships, to move the public in spaces off the beaten track and can give rise to new in situ creations.
Artist coming from the circus world, Johann Le Guillerm studied at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque, he toured with Archaos, la volière Dromesko, co-founded the Cirque O. In 1994, he founded his own company and created a first solo show, Où ça ? , which toured five years. Johann Le Guillerm was awarded in 1996 with the Grand Prix National du Cirque, in 2005 with the Grand Prix des Arts du Cirque SACD and in 2017 the Grand Prix SACD. After a round-the-world trip during which he faces the imbalances of handicapped, traumatized and autarkic worlds, in 2001 he embarked on the Attraction project to take a 360° look at the world. The project led him to explore sculpture, installation, performance, conference and show. A multidisciplinary trajectory he calls practice of the range of points of view.
Since 2011, Johann Le Guillerm is supported and hosted by the Mairie de Paris at the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – Paris, for a creative research residency.
Le Cirque ici présente Où ça ?
Photo book edited by the Cie Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm (out of stock for the moment contact the compagny for more information email@example.com)
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The company works on create mediation tools with a direct link to the artistic project. The setting up of workshops, experiences, professional meetings or specific builds itself into a joint project with cultural structures to say, to do, to feel through experimentation, the gaze, the movement. Thus, projects are built that nurture and are nurtured on long term by the mediation project.
Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DGCA et DRAC Ile-de-France), du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (Institut Français), du Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, de la Ville de Paris et de l’Institut Français/Ville de Paris.
Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu et accueilli par la Mairie de Paris en résidence de recherche au Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale (Direction de la Culture et Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement).
La Fondation BNP Paribas a accompagné les projets de Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm de 1999 à 2010
Photos ou ça ? et Attraction : Philippe Cibille
Photos portraits - Le Pas Grand Chose : Joanne Azoubel
Photo Le Pas Grand Chose : Elizabeth Carecchio
Photos Transumante : Daniel Raoulas, Grégoire Korganow, Philippe Cibille, David Dubost
Photos Broglios, Entrelàs et Droliques David Dubost
Photo Encatation: Gwen Mint
Text : Anne Quentin