Sébastien Wojdan is one of the nine founding members of Galapiat Cirque.
A juggler, musician and versatile circus artist (tightrope, slackwire, acrobatics, knife throwing), he created Risque ZérO with five other members of the collective. His first solo production Marathon was followed by L’herbe Tendre and Blanc.
Marathon is a circus solo, a challenge that consists in performing alone in the ring. Running as a metaphor nurtures a need for solitude through extreme physical activity and repetitive action. The tenacity of a man to overcome an exhausted body pushed to its utmost limits. Body temperature rises, the heart beat accelerates, hands start shaking.
Panting for breath, fear and distress become manifest.
By dwelling on our childish heroic enthusiasms, Marathon puts to the testthe mutation of our dreams.
Writer, performer : Sébastien Wojdan
Outside eye : Gilles Cailleau
Artistic collaboration : Guillaume Sauzay (Gus), Elice Abonce Muhonen
Light and props : Pierrot Usureau or Loïc Chauloux
Sound and Props : Mickaël Remigereau orFranck Beaumard
Construction : Benjamin Bottinelli Hahn and Luc Mainaud
Office management : Yvain Lemattre
Production and touring management : l’Avant Courrier – Nolwenn Manac’h
Supports & Co-productions
Co-productions : Carré Magique Lannion Trégor, Pôle national des arts du cirque en Bretagne / Le Grand Pré, Scène de Territoire / Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Le Fourneau
Supports : Espace Périphérique, Ville de Paris – Parc de la Villette / Le Trio Théâtre / Cirk Eole / Centre des Arts du Cirque Balthazar – Languedoc Roussillon / Le P’tit Cirk / Cirque Melem / Compagnie des Demoiselles / le Théâtre de la Folle Pensée
Circular tribune (we provide for our tribune and structure). Indoor & Outdoor. 160 people
80 min – From 6 years on
Juggling, knife throwing, slack wire, music.
«With the rage of a boxer and the stamina of a long-distance runner, Sébastien Wojdan embarks the spectator on the razor’s edge, in a show of drawn daggers. Marathon, the aptly named, superb universe of punk poetry distilled in a Circus ambiance.” Hervé Queille – Le Télégramme – 2 April 2013
« As each new presentation of skill comes, one after another in never-ending succession, I think on the passage of time, and the series of ridiculousnesses that makes up a life. Marathon is a sophisticated circus that doesn’t lose it’s accessible crowd-pleasing heart for a second.” The Circus Diaries de Katharine Kavanagh – 24 Octobre 2014
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