FR | 2018 | 69’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Les Nouveaux Caractères | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Pergolese's Stabat Mater (1736) is one of the most beautiful musical works: it is a meditation, a poem on the pain of the Virgin Mary in front of the Christ on the cross. David Bobée and Caroline Mutel bring a contemporary light to this score performed by Les Nouveaux Caractères by staging the pain of refugees who had no other choice than to leave their country. Their story is told by the dancer Bobie Mfoumou, who incarnates both the strength and fragility of the being and the acrobat Salvo Capello, who evokes with extreme sensitivity the souls of all those who have disappeared.
David Bobée is one of the most talented French directors, combining various disciplines, such as video, light, dance, circus and music, in collaboration with other artists. He was the assistant of Éric Lacascade. David Bobée collaborates in Russia with director/filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov and in Congo with choreographer DeLaVallet Bidiefono.
Musical direction: Sébastien d'Hérin
FR | 2017 | 72’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud - Cirquons Flex | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
In this creation of the Cirquons Flex company (Reunion’s Island), directed by Christophe Rules, musician, performer and ethnologist, four acrobats from Brittany, Madagascar, Reunion’s Island, and South Africa question climate change and more broadly the crises in our globalized society that is losing its roots. In Creole from Reunion’s Island, «La pli i donn» means "it rains". This circus / theater / musical / dance show is an ode to relationships between people and nature. The rain is hopeful because it gives life, even if the road is long.
Shot in Théâtre d'Ivry-Antoine Vitez.
FR | 2016 | 88’ | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
The well-known French director David Bobée decided to tell the history of Columbia with acrobats from Bogota. A combination of aesthetic acrobatics & dance choreographies, striking costumes, imaginative settings, live South-American baroque music and video screenings recall in a very powerful way how the colonizers subjugated the local population: where the sublime goes alongside the brutality. The host presentation of the show can be cut by request.
FR | 2016 | 88' | HD | Introduction in French, songs in Spanish | By Thierry Teston | Axe Sud & Cirque Phénix | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
The Circus Phoenix of Paris presents a Cuban show with 50 acrobats, dancers & musicians who perform 12 colorful scenes, giving a hybrid identity to this creation between a musical & a genuine circus show (without animals). Rigor & technicality inspired sometimes from Russians & Chinese are sublimated by the tropical joy of life irradiating these performances.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
FR | 2013 | 96' | HD | French | By Jean-Christophe Pontiès | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
"Chinese" transposition of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, this performance mixing circus and dance will take you into Alice’s journey in Wonderland. The Chinese performers offer fantastic new perspectives on this story, fostering the viewer's own imagination.
Gruber Ballet Opera and Academy of Circus Arts in Tianjin.