by Mathurin Bolze
with Karim Messaoudi
set Goury
lights Christian Dubet
sounds creation Jérôme Fèvre
sounds direction Fréderic Marolleau
set direction Fréderic Julliand

Compagnie les mains les pieds et la tête aussi
with the support of Institut Francais of Paris and the City of Lyons
the company is conventioned with DRAC Rhône Alpes and REGION Rhône Alpes

 

Running time 55 minutes

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Mathurin Bolze graduated from the French National Circus School, with specialization in acrobatics, and began his artistic career with the “Anomalies” theatre company. His credits include collaboration with such coryphaeus of contemporary dance as Josef Nadj, Kitsou Dubois and François Verret. In 2002, he founded his own company, “Les Mains, les Pieds et la Tête Aussi”, whose style represents the fusion of acrobatics, contemporary dance, literature, and technique of parabolic flight that astronauts learn to get adapted to the state of zero gravity.
Fenêtres is inspired to Italo Calvino’s philosophical tale “Baron in the Trees” and more precisely to the decision of its main character Cosimo of living on a tree hut. This choice becomes the rule for Bachir, the character living inside a cube with windows where gravity force is different, is less strong than usual.
A bouncing floor, a vertical piano, a trembling house, a lamp illuminating inside: nothing is at its place, everything is relocated to reinvent everyday life. The work deals with new perspectives and follows a pleasant axiom: “am tired with living on the ground, in my wooden hut I will live in an open space. My hut has many windows. Among the early works of the Company Les mains les pieds et la tête aussi, Fenêtres is staged again with a new actor: Mathurin Bolze passes on to Karim Messaoudi the keys and the secrets of this three dimensional life story. A new Bachir is to be discovered, the moon explorer, the nostalgic of the sea, the imprisoned Bachir or the interiors austronaut Bachir.

Mathurin Bolze biography

Mathurin Bolze

Mathurin Bolze graduated from the French National Circus School, with specialization in acrobatics, and began his artistic career with the “Anomalies” theatre company. His credits include collaboration with such coryphaeus of contemporary dance as Josef Nadj, Kitsou Dubois and François Verret. The name of Mathurin Bolze as one of most talented adherents of the new circus. In 2002, he founded his own company, “Les Mains, les Pieds et la Tête Aussi”, whose style represents the fusion of acrobatics, contemporary dance, literature, and technique of parabolic flight that astronauts learn to get adapted to the state of zero gravity.
“Fenêtres” (“Windows”) was the first production of the Company, followed by “Tangentes”, “Ali” (where Mathurin Bolze together with his partner showed to the world a three-legged creature, comically competing with each other and constituting a single whole), “Xebeche” (“a dead man” in Hindu, and “Du Goudron et des Plumes” (“Tar and Feathers”).
In 2009, Mathurin Bolze was awarded “Le Prix du Cirque”, France’s most prestigious circus award.

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