Artists : Elice Abonce MuhonenSanja Kosonen
Other shows : à préciser

Capilotractées is a warm, wry and quirky piece of theatre, playing on a whole range of hair-related imagery and symbolism – beauty, shame, fertility, virility, power – but the big draw is undoubtedly the chance to witness something squirm-inducingly unusual.

Lindsey Winship – The Guardian – April 2014

The two artists are immediately identifiable by their hairstyles: Sanja, the girl with long orange hair on the wire, and Elice, the girl with long black hair on the trapeze. But for this show, there is neither wire nor trapeze.

Hair Hanging represents a new working material, a new device for the artists; it is primarily an appropriation of an unknown circus skill of which they had no previous knowledge. They plunge with an instinctive desire to adapt this circus skill at the origin of a beautiful and unique acrobatic figure.

But as such, it remains only a performance. They created a show with only “that” with a huge evocative power: “horrible!”, “magnificent!”, “tragic!”, “funny!”, “stupid!”, “terrible!”

Authors and performers : Elice Abonce Muhonen & Sanja Kosonen
With the complicity of :
 Tsirihaka Harrivel & Vimala Pons
Stage management, building and lighting design : Jérémie Bruyère
Design and building of the structure : Michel Carpentier
Musical creation and arrangements : Sébastien Wodjan, Tsirihaka Harrivel & Vimala Pons
Costumes and hairstyling : Elice Abonce Muhonen & Sanja Kosonen
Photos and video editing  : Sébastien Armengol
Office Management : Galapiat Cirque – Emmanuelle Nonet
Production and Touring Management : L’Avant Courrier – Nolwenn Manac’h
Production : Association des clous
Office management : Yvain Lemattre – Galapiat Cirque
Co-production  Le Prato, Pôle national des Arts du Cirque dans le cadre du Plot /La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse Normandie / La Cascade – Maison des arts du clown et du cirque
In-residencies : Le Prato, pôle national des arts du cirque à Lille / Espace Périphérique (Ville de Paris – Parc de la Villette) / Les Nouvelles Subsistances – Laboratoire international de création artistique / La Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de Basse Normandie / La Cascade – Maison des arts du clown et du cirque / Galapiat Cirque and Le Carré Magique, pôle national des arts du cirque de Lannion Trégor
Supports : La Grainerie – fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinérance / Cirko, Helsinki (Finland) / Sorin Cirkus, Tampere (Finland) / Culture Commune, scène Nationale du bassin minier du Pas de Calais / MJC Bégard
With the support of : Arts Council of Finland / Finnish Cultural Foundation & Kone Foundation.

Creation : 2013
Duration : 70 min
Circus skill : Hair hanging
Seating capacity : 250people
Audience type : From 8 years on
Touring specificities : Proscenium stage / Indoor

Nolwenn MANAC’H
+ 33 6 76 78 01 19

Nothing from 22 July 2019 to 22 July 2020.

© Sébastien Armengol
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