Memento Mori

Artists : Elice Abonce Muhonen, collective creation
Other shows : Attraction Capillaire, Capilotractées, Mad In Finland

"Change is in the air! The wheel of fortune turns at last. Take stock of the situation, look back on your life before delving into a new search, a new path. Expect innovation, revolution. Stop coasting along and take the wheel of your life! Calm and patience are a necessity." Les secrets du Tarot, la Roue de Fortune (Tarot secrets, Wheel of fortune)

On their own, in a duo or all together, five artists balance, run, jump and twist in a rotating metal apparatus known as the wheel of death. The metaphor of the passing of time is naturally very present. Putting oneself at risk physically is a challenge as well as a choice. This per- formance is a tribute to life and death, to traditional as well as modern circus, and to humankind in all its splendour and mistakes.

Two performances are being produced using the same apparatus but going through distinct creative processes: Memento Mori, on land; La Roue de l’Armor, on the water.

CAST:
Authors and performers : Elice Abonce Muhonen, Hannu Abonce Muhonen, Sylvain Briani, Mirja Jauhiainen and Odilon Pindat

Costumes : Solenne Capmas

Production support : Elice Abonce Muhonen & Mirja Jauhiainen
Outside eyes: Lucile Bouju & Matias Salmenahö
Design of the apparatus : Odilon Pindat
Building : Hannu Abonce Muhonen & Odilon Pindat
Light : Eero Alava

General managers : Eero Alava & Sylvain Briani-Colin
Music : Madeg Menguy

Office management : Yvain Lemattre & Camille Rondeau
Production & touring management : l'Avant Courrier - Louise-Michèle You
Production : Galapiat Cirque

Supports : Cheptel Aleïkoum (41), L’Espace Périphérique (Mairie de Paris - Parc de la Villette-75) ; Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg (50) ; Le Carré Magique - Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Bretagne (Lannion - 22) ; TRIO...S - Scène de territoire pour les arts du cirque (Inzinzac-Lochrist - 56); la Loggia (Paimpont-35) ; le réseau RADAR Réseau des Arts De la Rue en Bretagne (Le FourneauCNAREP en Bretagne/La Loggia/Région Bretagne) ; le Fourneau - Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l'Espace Public (Brest - 29), le Palc, Pôle National Cirque Grand Est (Châlons en Champagne - 51) ; ; Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / Cirque Théâtre d'Elbeuf  (76); Espace Ste Anne (Lannion- 22); Festival Pusula (Pusu-Finlande); Festival les Avant Curieux (Nantes - 44); Institut français-Région Bretagne; Arts Promotion Center (Finlande); Finnish Cultural Foundation (Finlande); La Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque (Paris - 75); Theater Op de Markt (Neerpelt - Belgique); La Cascade, Pôle National Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône Alpes (Bourg St Andéol - 07); Cité du Cirque pour le Pôle régional Cirque (Le Mans-72); Institut finlandais via Telepart Mobility Support Platform (France-Finlande)

TECHNICAL FEATURES:
Creation :  2021
Duration : 60 min
Skills : Acrobatics
Seating capacity : depending on the location
Audiences : from 5 years on
Touring specificities : Outdoor, on land (Memento Mori) or at sea (la Roue de l’Armor)

CONTACT :
Louise-Michèle YOU
louisemichele[@]avantcourrier.fr
+ 33 6 17 16 17 40

©Mélanie le Marchand