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Expérience

Prologue
Bébé (Papa!)
Duo Straps
Chinese Poles
Le Petit / Bébé
Hand-to-Hand
Bungee
PowerTrack &
Korean Plank

Dei Ex Machina
Flying Trapeze
Taïko
Epilogue

Réserve
Aerial Straps
Aerial Silk


Retiré
Manipulation
Flying Trapeze
German Wheel
Flying Man
Main-à-Main
High Bar
Aerial Cube
FastTrack /
Korean Plank /
Trampoline

Odyssey

Évolution
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 

Experience
Bungee
(1993+)


Like graceful birds in flight, they dive fearlessly in unison, creating a fantastically organized chaos. As they drop from their trapezes in turn or as a group, stopped only by the elastic around their waists, the bewitched s pectators sit spellbound.

The theatre fills with insect chirps and bird calls to announce the coming of nature's aerial beings. The acoustic guitarist plucks the next song's chord pattern while towering rain sticks bestow the sounds of a rain forest. The vocalists begin singing my favorite song from the original soundtrack: "Kalimando," which, on the studio recording, includes a choir singing the chorus as insects and birds provide an organic atmosphere. Above, golden bird-like creatures soar through the air attached to bungee chords. Their costumes-designed by the talented Dominique Lemieux - feature metallic streamers that reflect a spectrum of lights. A mystifying aerial ballet ensues.

Continuing with the bungee act, the drummer picks up the pace that triggers the energetic song, "Kunya Sobé." The frantic bass line, emanates from an instrument called "Stick". Originally called "Chapman Stick" (named for its inventor), is a difficult instrument to master as it is part guitar and part bass, but played almost like a keyboard with two hands tapping the fret board without the need to pluck or pick the strings.

In the middle of the song, a remarkably complicated event takes place. The right-side stage door flies open and the Big Baby character darts out driving a golf cart. The band ceases playing the Irish jig-like passage of "Kunya Sobé," but as the cart speeds through the theatre- the song is heard emitting from its tiny speakers. The band stands at attention until the cart disappears into the left-side stage door, then the musicians pick the song right back up without missing a beat. I marvel at how they can time this so perfectly.

 

Kalimando
Kunya Sobé
(1993-2022)
"New Bungees"
(2022+)


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