Le Galactik Ensemble

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

Astounding slapstick with a message
Optraken, performed by five elegant elastic gentlemen, will reward you with an hour's worth of astounding, intelligent slapstick. The show given by the Parisian acrobatic company is all about enduring in a hostile world. About standing tall when everything in your environment is geared towards tripping you up and making you fall. And in this case it is truly about falling, as things in the Optraken universe are forever falling down. That is, if the ground hasn't already disappeared from beneath the five dancers’ feet. In an attempt to survive this hectic madness, the acrobats relentlessly soar, leap and evade. They are very well aware that whoever is able to survive such endless physical violence has nothing to fear from the existential threats that life throws at them. Without a doubt the best French slapstick you will see all year.

“Intelligent and funny, innovative and utterly mad, challenging chaotic and clear. That sums up ‘Optraken’, an unforgettable artistic circus rollercoaster ride.”

- www.perplx.be

Credits

Playwright and director | Le Galactik Ensemble
Performers | Mathieu Bleton, Mosi Espinoza, Jonas Julliand, Karim Messaoudi, Cyril Pernot    
Stage design | Mariana Tirantte
Music | Denis Mariotte 
Music technology | Eric Sterenfeld  
Light | Romain Caramalli    
Production | Le Grand Gardon Blanc, Galactik Ensemble 
Stage | Charles Rousseau
Technology | Victor Fernandes
Set and machinery construction | Franck Breuil 
Communication | Maëva Longvert   
Artistic collaboration | Matthieu Gary – Marie Fonte   
Acrobat supervision | Dimitri Jourde

Coproduction | Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirques en Normandie: La Brèche à Cherbourg - Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Scène Nationale de Châteauvallon, Le Tandem, scène nationale, Les 3T-Scène conventionnée de Chatellerault, Houdremont Scène Conventionnée, La Courneuve, Les Subsistances, Lyon, CircuxNext, European project coordinated by JTCE and supported by the European Commission

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