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TOTEM


Création

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Scénographie
Musique
Personages

Expérience

Opening
Bars (Carapace)
Hoops Dancer (A)
Rings Trio
Unicycles & Bowls
Contortion
Escalade
Diabolo
Static Trapeze
Manipulation
Hoops Dancer (B)
Roller Skates
Russian Bar
Finale

Réserve
Cyr Wheel

Retiré
Perches
Devil Sticks
Hand to Hand
Foot Juggling
Handbalancing

Odyssey

Itinéraire
Visuals
Audio/Visual
Features

 

Experience
Manipulation
(2010+)


The Scientist represents reason and the quest to understand the universe in ways that can be quantified, measured and put into boxes. His “laboratory” features an orchestra of glass containers filled with mysterious fluorescent fluids as he steps into a transparent cone and juggles with luminous balls that might represent planets or molecules – or both – making them chase after each other in spiral orbits.

In this number: "The Scientist", a Darwineque explorer who tottles throughout the various scenes, returns to his advanced laboratory to begin experimenting on new theories he's discovered. He represents reason and the quest to understand the universe in ways that can be quantified, measured and put into tiny little boxes. As such his "laboratory" features an orchestra of glass containers filled with mysterious fluorescent fluids, a number of shiny bowls, and boxes beyond number. Aided by his assistants and a monkey, he steps into a transparent cone and dazzles us with his amazing physics experiments: manipulating bowls, folding boxes in on each other and juggling with luminous balls that might represent planets or molecules - or both - making them chase after each other in spiral orbits creating a maelstrom of molecules and celestial bodies.

It sounds awfully strange, doesn't it? And it is. But as strange as it sounds it does seem to work within the confines of the show's elements when taken as a whole. The only drawback I found was the nature in which the number was placed into the show - little to no explanation to his number's purpose - and the number's unabashed borrowing from the Blue Man Group. Otherwise, it's a mind-boggling presentation that will ensnare your senses!

 

• Mr. Beaker


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