Akoreacro and Pierre Guillois
Direction: Pierre Guillois
Claire Aldaya Aerialist
Romain Vigier Acrobat, catcher
Maxime Solé Acrobat, Washington trapeze
Basile Narcy Acrobat, catcher, juggler
Maxime La Sala Cradle catcher Antonio Segura Lizan Aerialist
Pedro Consciência Catcher, acrobat Joan Ramon Graell Gabriel Catcher, acrobat
Vladimir Tserabun Double bass, cello, bass Eric Delbouys Drums, percussion, guitar Nicolas Bachet Saxophone, acrobat Johann Chauveau Keyboards, flute
With Dans ton cœur, the Akoreacro family welcomes talented director Pierre Guillois, writer and performer of the irresistible burlesque melodrama Bigre. For this production, the master of mockery has invented a language that marries text and acrobatics, creating an interdisciplinary dialogue. Ordinary events in the everyday life of a couple begin to slide out of control, giving rise to mad acrobatics. The couple meet: it’s love at first sight, but once the whirlwind of passion has calmed, routine sets in and the bickering begins. So it goes! The artists of Akoreacro interweave everyday gestures with astounding acrobatics, transforming the most insignificant movements into ever more fantastic feats. Even the appliances get in on the action: fridges rock around, washing machines light up and microwaves ring out while bodies fly gracefully through the air of this acrobatic and musical hullabaloo. A zany and tender look at our everyday idiosyncrasies!
Since it was founded, Akoreacro has promoted innovative, popular and acrobatic circus arts. This group of artists, madcap innovators, dreamers and virtuoso performers strives to exceed its own limits and reaches for the impossible.
Physical ability is the cornerstone of Akoreacro’s artistic explorations, which are grounded in a unique and skilful blend of acrobatics and music.
In this welcoming circus environment, the big top is an artistic tool in its own right, bringing people together in a space that fosters creativity.
Every member of the company brings their skills and desires to the table, creating a happy confusion governed by humour, love, and human relations. Akoreacro tours Europe in constant pursuit of new challenges and new audiences.
Welcome one and all to the big top: come on in and take a seat. Around the ring, time stands still, and a whirlwind of sensations sweeps you away on an unforgettable journey!
Circus technique advisers: Fabrice Berthet and Yuri Sakalov
Choreographic adviser: Roberto Olivan
Musical adviser: Bertrand Landhauser
Assistant director: Léa de Truchis
Costumes and props: Elsa Bourdin assisted by Juliette Girard and Adélie Antonin
Circus scenography: Jani Nuutinen, Circo Aereo assisted by Alexandre De Dardel
Set building: The construction workshops at Maison de la Culture de Bourges
Stage management/Tentmaster: Idéal Buschhoff
Lighting design and management: Manu Jarousse
Sound design and management: Pierre Maheu
Nino, Cécile Roig, Véronica Tserabun, Céline Gloux
Producer/Tour manager: Jean-François Pyka
Administration: Nathalie Métais
Production : Association AKOREACRO
Le Volcan National Theatre, Le Havre; Maison de la Culture de Bourges; Circa National Circus Arts Centre (PNAC), Auch; Agora PNAC, Boulazac, Aquitaine Region; Equinoxe National Theatre, Châteauroux; EPCC Parc de la Villette, Paris; Le Quartz Endowment Fund, Brest; citéCirque, Cultural Action Centre, Bègles; Théâtre Firmin-Gémier – La Piscine PNAC, Ile-de-France.
Circa PNAC, Auch, Department of Gers, Midi-Pyrénées Region; Agora PNAC, Boulazac, Aquitaine Region; Cheptel Aleikoum, Saint-Agil; Le Volcan, Le Havre National Drama Centre; Maison de la Culture de Bourges; Le Sirque PNAC, Nexon.
Compagnie Akoreacro is funded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Centre-Val de Loire) and the Centre-Val de Loire Region.
Akoreacro receives funding from the Directorate-General for Artistic Creation (DGCA) (project development); the Centre-Val de Loire Region (development and investment); ADAMI; and SPEDIDAM (project development).