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The publication of proceedings from the Du fil à la slackline conference marks a first step in research into circus and sports disciplines linked to the tight wire (tightrope walking, slackline, high wire). The book assembles the contributions made by a number of researchers from different fields (performing arts, STAPS, history, ethnology, visual arts and architecture) from a trans-disciplinary perspective. In the second part of the publication, thirty-six unpublished interviews with artists provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary practices and approaches to balancing and, through their similarities and singularities, identify avenues for reflection on contemporary wire practices, constants and options for re-invention.
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A CNAC Publication (2020)
While the term dramaturgy, the focus of this book, was rarely used in the circus before the 2000s, it is now experiencing a significant boom in the field, leading to questions about its precise meaning and the issues it covers.
Much more than a manual that attempts to set a method or truth in stone, this collection of articles is intended first and foremost as a tool for all those interested in the arts of the contemporary circus.
Anne Quentin (2019)
They chose the circus and create shows: twenty-five circus artists, from the youngest to the most seasoned, finally have their say about their way of working.
Why did they choose this art? What do they identify with?
How do they develop their ideas? With what assumptions?
Which dramaturgy for which movement?
This book is a portrait of three generations of their commitment to art.
An overview that spans twenty years of creativity, and which, through the eyes of the artists, provides a glimpse of today’s circus in all its richness and diversity.
This publication follows the roundtable "Je plie, et ne romps pas", held from 21 March 2019 at the Prato in Lille, which brought together the three contortionists Angela Laurier, Lise Pauton and Adalberto Fernandez Torres, as well as the rehabilitation doctor Michel Torres. This first public event was devoted to the question of training in contortion and to artistic issues in this circus discipline, which has evolved greatly since the 1990s, before looking at multiple issues of dramaturgy (rhythmic variations, voice integration, gestural thought).
Karine Saroh / Isabelle Brisset (2020)
A CNAC publication in collaboration with the Chaire ICiMa and the Circus Arts Research Platform - CARP.
This book is dedicated to teaching tight wire through the eyes of Isabelle Brisset, a tight wire artist and teacher at the Académie Fratellini (Saint-Denis), the ENACR (Rosny-sous-Bois) and the CNAC (Châlons-en-Champagne). With the collaboration of Karine Saroh, a doctor of performing arts, Isabelle Brisset provides a highly personal viewpoint, sharing reflections on the teaching skills she has consolidated during her many years of experience. In particular, she looks back over her career as a practitioner and puts into words the hesitations and doubts that have marked her teaching career and allow her to continue to think about teaching in motion today. Her account is first and foremost a fascinating document on the training of several generations of tight wire artists at various circus schools in France.
For several years now, the Centre national des arts du cirque (CNAC) has been developing a new approach to composition and new acrobatic forms.This interest is most often reflected in the diversity of stakeholders and educators and in the acro-dance meetings, which took place at the CNAC on April 2017.
Acrobatics constantly enriches its gestural alphabet and reinvents itself, recomposes itself, hybridizes itself even thanks to its performers. Thus, we asked the pedagogues and specialists of the CNAC (Karine Noël, Damien Fournier, David Soubies, Julie Tavert, Arnaud Thomas, William Thomas) to develop a comprehensive and concise approach that would summarise their thoughts and impressions on contemporary acrobatics.