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the general bibliography (in French)
Gilles Cailleau (2020)
Brief reflections on contemporary circus teaching and writing.
Fournaise, the show on which this book is based, was the subject of a publication by Les Cahiers de l’Égaré in 2008.
Christophe Huysman's writing cannot be appreciated at a glance; you have to immerse yourself in his rehearsals, understand the humour of the sometimes-comical situations that he can make his characters play. One of the elements that best characterises his writing is the rhythm, far from going back and forth like a game of ping-pong: the sentences, sometimes composed of a few phrases, shout, stun, and explode. Sometimes they are cries of anger, but often they express a lot of joy, a lot of laughter.
It is between the words, through the physical presence of the acrobats, through their bodies that Christophe Huysman describes his poetic world, weaving the links that define the meaning of a play. Without really fully understanding his way of writing, Christophe Huysman manages to bring his text to life through the interplay of his actors or acrobats.
Revivals in the Cnac’s Repertory – A Radical Choice
Revivals, recreations and repertory are an important part of the Cnac’s programme. They are characteristic of the institution’s engagement with the circus profession, and demonstrate the faculty’s desire to preserve the history and memory of the circus arts. These revivals also favour the Cnac’s ambition to create a network and to help its students to develop their relationships with professionals.
A Specific Period of Work
Second year diploma students (Dnsp 2) recreate a collective show using the outline of the original show along with the artists or the company who put the original show together.
Three or four weeks are devoted to this pedagogical activity, directed by the creators of the show. It involves using specific skills such as:
- contributing to the stagrircus number,
- enriching the student’s knowledge of circus culture and other arts by engaging with a variety of artistic approaches and processes
- developing the student’s autonomy and his/her adaptability.
Excerpts in english HUMAN articulations II
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This book brings together for the first time all the textual materials used for the shows of the Hendrick Van Der Zee Co. (HVDZ), directed by Guy Alloucherie. It is in line with the pedagogical editorial line developed by the Centre national des arts du cirque / Cnac to promote the various circus dramaturgies. This volume, a collection of several plays and articles, is intended for all those interested in contemporary circus and theatre. It is particularly aimed at students, teachers, amateurs and professionals of circus culture.
Let's share a free journey, a walk between the words already spoken.Those of students, and artists called upon on two projects that have mobilised teams and collective energies: one driven by the Fratellini Academy, a Christmas show entitled Colosse (2012); and the other by the Centre national des arts du cirque for the 26th promotion's graduation show, entitled Over the Cloud (2014). Two shows, two troupes, two higher education institutions. In this walk, we discover the words of the project manager of these two adventures, Jérôme Thomas, but also the personal account of Valérie Fratellini, who played Colosse, as well as the views expressed in notes, drawings, student notebooks and also in notes from the technical team...
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