‘Come for the show, stay for the woe!’
A sinister ringmaster invites the inhabitants of a gloomy city to a circus tent, where they preside over catastrophic acts. The trapeze artist plummets, the animal trainer is devoured, the human cannonball is lost in space…
Paper, ink, sand and silhouettes burst to life in this riotous work for children and adults. French duo Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet draw and play music as they build a big-top universe live, their striking creations projected onto a large screen.
The amazing result is cinema without film, mixing DIY creativity with a poetic sensibility. Accompanied by a whimsical funk and soul soundtrack, this feel-good show literally emerges before the eyes.
Sat 07 October, 2PM Post-show
Stay after the performance for an in conversation with the artists.
★★★★ Funny, poetic, intelligent.
A total pleasure... filled with lyricism and freshness.
A full-on sensory experience... it’s heartfelt, technically bold and visually spectacular.
- Creators and performers
- Romain Bermond
- Jean-Baptiste Maillet
- Original story
- Artistic collaborator
- Frédéric Maurin
STEREOPTIK acknowledges financial support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/ DRAC Centre-Val de Loire and Région Centre-Val de Loire.