"PULSIONS" 2012/2013

2012 graduation show

Laurent Laffargue of the Soleil Bleu Company

Creation at the Cnac
december 2012

at the Châlons-en-Champagne circus

Sloth, pride, gluttony, lust, greed, wrath and envy… such are the temptations that lie in wait deep within each person, in their most secret passions. Though crucified by moral doctrine, these vices are nevertheless delicacies of the consumer society, which continues to gently stimulate them in order to develop a commerce of desires, and gladden tortured souls.
Guided by the director Laurent Laffargue, the 17 students of the 24th CNAC class explore the seven deadly sins, the imaginary universe of which crosses the spectrum of the arts, resonating powerfully in our troubled times. Playing with the flux of images that bombards the collective conscious on a daily basis, the acrobats turn normality upside down, giving substance to the ambiguous use of values. Through ten different specialist circus acts, they reveal our paradoxes and spread turmoil, making us shiver.

Press kit (in french)  CNAC Press kit - PULSIONS, 2012 graduation show  or  CNAC Press kit - PULSIONS, 2012 graduation show (1 Mo)

Group graduation show

The second stage of the CNAC curriculum, known as the professional integration class, comprises the creation and performance of a graduation show, which completes the Diploma in Circus Arts Professions (Dma).
The CNAC has entrusted Laurent Laffargue – the Soleil Bleu Company, with directing the 24th graduation show.
Laurent Laffargue is a theatre and opera director as well as an actor, faithful to classical and contemporary French language theatre.

The artistic and technical team

With the students of the 24th CNAC class

Elise Bjerkelund Reine Trapeze and contortion - Emanuel Breno Caetano Tightrope - Camille Chatelain Acrobatic cycle - Jonas Leclere Arial straps - Juan Manuel Rueda Chinese poles - Simon Bruyninckx and Arne Sabbe Korean Teeterboard - Laura Colin (flyer) and Coraline Léger (ousher) Fixed Trapeze Duo - Quartet with Marine Fourteau (flyer) and Angèle Guilbaud (pusher) Arial Cradle, and Liza Lapert (flyer) and Marcel Vidal Castells Korean Cradle - Josa Kölbel (pusher) and Bellina Belinda Sörensson (voltigeuse) Fixed Trapeze - Coline Mazurek (flyer) and Valentin Verdure (pusher) Acrobatic lifts

Director Laurent Laffargue - Assistant Directosr Sébastien Laurier, Manon Colomb de Daunant - Stage Design Philippe Casaban, Eric Charbeau, Laurent Laffargue, with the CNAC workshop and technical department - Dramatic art Gwénola David, Laurent Laffargue - Music Hervé Rigaud, with Antoine Delecroix (sound recording and mixing), Maëva Le Berre, Anne Gouverneur, Christophe Gratien, Camille Chatelain (instruments and voice) - Lighting Laurent Laffargue, Vincent Griffaut, Marcello Parisse - Video Audrey Mallada, Laurent Laffargue - Costumes Sarah Meriaux -  Aerial rig design Fill de Block / Atelier du Trapèze - Production Manager & Video Manager (design) Nicolas Brun - Production Manager & Chief big top rigger (on tour) Julien Mugica - Stage Manager & big top rigger Jacques Girier - Lighting Manager Vincent Griffaut  - Sound Manager Rémi Bourgeois

Creation and Tour

at the Cnac in the historic circus of Châlons-en-Champagne

TOUR 2013

Paris (75) Parc de la Villette - Espace Chapiteaux
from January 16th to February 10th
under the CNAC big top
20 performances 

With the support of Marseille Provence 2013, European Culture Capital, and the Bois de L'Aune artistic and cultural centre of the Pays d'Aix Community

- Vitrolles (13)
from February 21st to 24th
under the CNAC big top

Pertuis (84)
from March 2nd to 6th
under the CNAC big top

Cherbourg (50) La brèche, Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie / Cherbourg-Octeville
as part of the Les Art'zimutés Festival
26 et 27 juin

In the Champagne-Ardenne Region

Reims (51)  Le Manège, National Theatre
June 6th, 7th & 8th
in the circus