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Alegría


Création

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Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

Opening
Syncro Trapeze
Fast Track
Handbalancing
Fire Dance
Hoops
SnowStorm
Flying Man
Russian Bars
Contortion
High Bar
Closing

Réserve
Cyr Wheel

Retiré
Shoulder-Pole
Aerial Contortion
Slack Wire
Flying Silks
Aerial Cube
Juggling
Strong Man
Trapeze Duplex

Odyssey

Évolution
Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 

Experience
Syncro Trapeze
(1994-2013)


Youthful and carefree, this duo swings from the heavens above. Their symmetrical dance in the air captures the energy in each breath of life. Perched on their individual trapezes, two graceful aerialists perform an awe-inspiring display of harmony and beauty. In this breathtaking routine, the daring duo defies the law of gravity with incredible mid-air twists and maneuvers, building to a crescendo of aerial feats.

The Old Birds are the mainstays of Alegría, a reminder of the unchanging guard and as such they infect the show, as they do the world, like a plague. These bird-like characters have grown old and forgotten, and yet they think of themseleves as fresh, new and beautiful. We find one sitting in front of a mirror, admiring itself, as they always seem to do, when something spectacular happens: a young woman appears in the reflection. And then a man. And the two walk through the mirror and into the realm where voice - above all - is repressed.

But their voice will not be silenced. For the moment they step into this world a great and thunderous voice fills the air, singing out against sorrow and the maddness of man in "Vai Vedrai".

Vai vai banbinno vai vedrai vai... "Go child, go and you will see," the White singer hails, as the two young performers assend into the heavens. As they do so, the sorrowful voice of the singer touches us. Oh mio fanciullo vedrai, vai vedrai che un sorriso. Nasconde spesso un gran dolore. Vai vedrai follia del uomo... "Oh my child you will see, you will see sorrow. It often hides a great pain. And Madness, you will see the madness of man..."

The Syncro Trapeze and the animation that accompanys it is a wonderful start to the show. These two artists are synchronized in every movement, in every way. Their performance is a slow realization of the struggles and indignities present in today's society. They react to this raw emotion, tossing themselves from the safety of their bars - only to catch themselves with their feet. Then get up to do it over and over again, signaling to us we can break free...

While this act is usually performed as a duo, it can be performed as a solo when necessary. In fact, the act premiered as a solo; duo started in July 1994 in San Francisco after an artist had recovered from her injury.

 

• Vai Vedrai
• Jeux d'Enfants


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