Stereoptik | Dark Circus
Melancholy circus in beautiful and atmospheric images
‘Come for the show, stay for the tragedy.’ This is the somewhat sorrowful motto of a circus where one catastrophe leads to another. Only the clumsy juggler is able to cast some life and colour into the tent. This melancholy circus is brought to life by the magic of the puppet theatre makers of Stereoptik. Using paper, ink, sand and silhouettes, an artist conjures up a story on a large screen on the spot, accompanied by live music. Beautiful atmospheric images and music together tell a poetic tale. Suitable for anyone who loves the visual magic of theatre or the innocent wonder that a circus evokes.
“What sets Dark Circus apart is its visual invention. It constantly surprises as figures are constructed out of abstract patterns, and complex visual sequences and transmutations are effortlessly depicted."
Made by | Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet
Based on a story by | Pef
Artistic collaboration | Frédéric Maurin
Coproduction | L’Hectare , Scène conventionnée de Vendôme, Théâtre Jean Arp, Scène conventionnée de Clamart, Théâtre Le Passage, Scène conventionnée de Fécamp and Théâtre Épidaure, de Bouloire – Cie Jamais 203
With the support of | Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC Centre-Val de Loire and Région Centre-Val de Loire