CHARNEL, POWERFUL AND MYTHICAL CIRCUS-THEATER QUESTIONING THE ICON OF THE CIRCUS WOMAN.
Based on the story of Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons, this fable awakens the intoxication of pleasure and addresses the paradox: “ Fight at any cost or let yourself be reached”.
The musicians of the Rasposo company accompany with pieces with nervous and insolent impulses, the Circassian artists who translate, by the endangering of their body, this tragic instability, to navigate between the raw and carnal universe of the paintings of Francis Bacon and the ornamental and symbolics ophistication of those of Gustav Klimt.
“ I rely on the image thatthe CIRCUS WOMAN represents and what we can feel about hervulnerable femininity. I wanted to track down his weakness, his humiliation, his devouring passions, his renunciation, and also address the feeling of abandonment. I looked for the meeting points between this"circus woman", sometimes an unattainable icon, sometimes a too human, passionate woman, and the mythological character of Penthesilea." Marie Molliens
Writing, staging:Marie Molliens
Choreographic look:Milan Herich
Artistic collaborations:Fanny Molliens, Julien Scholl, Aline Reviriaud
Musical creation:Benoît Keller, Françoise Pierret, Christian Millanvois
Sound creation:Arnaud Gallée, Didier Préaudat
Costume creation:Solenne Capmas
Audacity circus contributor:Guy Perilhou
Photo credits:RyoIchii, Laure Villain