Founded in 2008, Porte27 is a French organisation based in the Champagne-Ardenne region and which rallies young circus artists driven by a common aspiration. A philosophy which puts the experience of the encounter at the centre of all artistic propositions and at the same time asks the question of what we share and how. First and foremost, it is in their relationship to others that they they question the artistic act and create performances which are spectacular, personal and engaged. The collective’s work is based on three interdependent plans of actions: encounters, R&D sessions and the production of shows.
The team is composed of three circus artists Marion Collé (tightwire artist and author), Matthieu Gary (acrobat), Vasil Tasevski (acrobat and object manipulator, photographer), a composer and musician Lawrence Williams and a dozen other artists, with circus, theatrical, video and musical backgrounds. Since March 2011, Virgine Ferrère has been the chairwoman of the organisation. In 2011, Anne Delépine joined the team as an office manager.
The members have in common a desire to create without dissociating from the creative expression the personal and human commitment that that implies. The essence of the collective Porte27 is to give each and everyone the opportunity to develop his/her own language and share their experience within the collective. Our attempt to attain this unity is not just an idealistic fantasy but a tangible construction based on our encounters, each time unique and shared.
Born an acrobat, to a pedestrian mother and father.
He studied at the Center of Circus Arts, Balthazar in Montpellier, France before graduating from the French National Center of Circus Arts (Centre National des Arts du Cirque) in 2009, thus nourishing himself with various scenic experiences. He is a founding member of the collective Porte27 with Vasil Tasevski and Marion Collé, with whom he produced Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus in 2011 and Issue01 in 2012. He has performed for Arpad Schilling (The Party, 2014), Kitsou Dubois (Sous le Vertige, 2011), Julie Bérès (Lendemains de fête, 2013), Guy Alloucherie (Veillées, 2011), Marc Vittecoq (La transmission du savoir, 2013), Galapiat (role reprisal in Risque ZérO, 2012), Les Colporteurs (role reprisal in Le Bal des intouchables, 2013-14), Nikolaus (GIRC-plus petit cirque du monde, 2015).
He cultivates a hybrid language combining circus and dance skills while being particularly keen on falling, a source of great amusement for him.
After a difficult childhood, Sidney won his first golden banana distinction in 1993 at the Center of Circus Arts, Balthazar in Montpellier, France. A fervent enthusiast of autobiographies written in the third person, he graduated from the school of circus arts in Stockholm in 2011. He co-created the company, La Meute in 2009, a collective of acrobats who use propulsion engines and banquine. He has never worked with famous French actor Jean Dujardin, neither did he direct the latest production of the National Ballet of China. Nevertheless, he is a versatile acrobat and has a keen admiration for the absurd gesture.
Born in 1981, he studied at the French National Academy of Dramatic Arts (Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique) between 2003 and 2006. Since 2007, he has worked regularly as an actor and author but also as an assistant of Árpád Schilling and his Hungarian theatre company Krétakör: Éloge de l’escapologiste (Apology of the Escapologist), Laborhotel, URBANRABBITs, Noéplanète (Noah’s Planet), A Párt (The Party). Since 2008, he has been a member of the collective La Vie Brève as theatre director and collaborates with Jeanne Candel as an actor and author: Robert Plankett, workshops and residencies at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, le Goût du Faux et autres chansons.