OVER THE CLOUD 2014/2015

2014 graduation show

Jérôme Thomas

with the collaboration of Martin Palisse

Creation at the Cnac
december 2014

in Châlons-en-Champagne circus

After the new circus, the circus anew!

The "circus anew" is a truly collective approach that permeates Over the Cloud. The work focuses on a movement that can bring the 11 students of the class together, so Jérôme Thomas developed a composition based on different styles of walking and on their synchronized movement, with the aim of flying beyond the clouds.
Walking is a banal physical action leaving you permanently unbalanced, and a collective, raw movement. It also makes humans what they are.
The onward march of the performers constantly brings us back down to earth. In this chorus of human beings, men and women are anonymous, masked, unmasked and multiple.
As a counterpoint, solo breakaway performances defy gravity above the clouds. The performers reveal themselves fully as they meet their apparatus, cross the clouds of our world and come back down to earth, re-joining the chorus, so that another may rise up in their place.
The creation of different styles of walking and their synchronized movement anchors the troupe's work.
Three factors renew the contemporary circus and are the very principle of creation for this graduation show. The artists are in perpetual motion, while solos and acts give way to an attempt at creating other collective relations and imprinting other rhythms. Each of the artists works on each of the apparatus present in the show.

Press kit (in french)  CNAC - Press kit OVER THE CLOUD or CNAC - Press kit OVER THE CLOUD

Group graduation show

Every year for three months from September to December, the graduating Cnac class works under a well-known director who has to integrate the apparatus and their artistic ideas into a show. As creative performers they are surrounded by a professional artistic and technical team, in conditions that mimic their professional futures.

This year, the Cnac has invited Jérôme Thomas to direct the graduation show.

The artistic and technical team

The 11 artists of the Cnac class of 2014

Luis Miguel Cajiao Oviedo, Jonathan Charlet, Alastair Davis, Jules Trupin, Morgane Bonato, Quentin Claude, Danilo De Campos Pacheco, Stefan Kinsman, Chiara Marchese, Chloé Mazet, Juan Ignacio Tula

The artistic and technical team

Director, Jérôme Thomas – Assistant director, Martin Palisse – Lighting design, Bernard Revel – Sound design, Gildas Céleste – Costume design, Emmanuelle Grobet – Production, Cie Jérôme Thomas Agnès Célérier – Production  manager & Chief big top rigger, Julien Mugica – Stage manager & Big top rigger, Jacques Girier – Lighting manager, Vincent Griffaut – Sound manager, Lola Etiève

Creation and Tour

CREATION December 2014
In Châlons-en-Champagne (51) in the historical circus
In partnership with the Comète National Theatre in Châlons-en-Champagne

TOUR 2015

In Paris (75) Parc de la Villette
From January 28th to February 22nd 2015
At the Cnac big top

Reims (51) le Manège, National Theatre
March 4th, 5th and 6th 2015

Charleville-Mézières (08) Municipal Theatre
April 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2015
At the Cnac big top