Le Galactik Ensemble

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

Optraken

Paris, France

Dutch Premiere

Nicolas Martinez

High impact slapstick and visual trickery
Performed by five elegantly elastic gentlemen, Optraken proposes not just an hour's worth of astounding, intelligent slapstick, but also serves as a guide how to get ahead in a difficult world; about standing tall when everything wants to trip you up; and about falling, since things in the Optraken universe are forever collapsing... In an attempt to survive this hectic madness, the five young acrobats from Paris are obliged to find ever smarter ways of dealing with simple gravity. But they know better than anyone, that whoever is able to survive such endless physical violence has little to fear from any of life's dirtier tricks...  French slapstick at its finest.

“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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