Cirque Éloize - Saloon
ARTISTISCHE HÖHENFLÜGE IM WILDEN WESTEN
Cirque Éloize Saloon
13.06. - 16.06.2019
AB IN DEN WILDEN WESTEN
Der legendäre Cirque Éloize kommt 2019 gleich mit zwei seiner außergewöhnlichen Shows ans Deutsche Theater. Und wie in Hotel, das am Deutschen Theater zuvor seine Münchenpremiere erlebt, verwandeln die Künstler in Saloon einen außergewöhnlichen Ort in ihren ganz eigenen Spielplatz. Solche artistischen Höhenflüge hat der Wilden Westen noch nie erlebt! Schwingen Sie die Türen auf und genießen Sie mit diesem musikalischen und akrobatischen Abenteuer einen Spaß für die ganze Familie. Die Bühne sprudelt und die elf hochkarätigen Darsteller begeistern mit ansteckender Energie und körperlichen Meisterleistungen.
ORT DER UNBEGRENZTEN MÖGLICHKEITEN
„Die Show wurde von unserer blühenden Kraft inspiriert, der gleichen Stärke, die uns seit fast 25 Jahren motiviert. Wir bedienen uns bei der Welt des Wilden Westens, mit der wir so viel gemeinsam haben: wie beispielsweise ein grundlegendes Engagement für den Fortschritt, Härte und den Überlebensinstinkt“, so Jeannot Painchaud, Präsident und künstlerischer Leiter des Cirque Éloize und Kreativdirektor von Saloon. „Der Saloon ist ein wunderbarer Spielplatz für künstlerische Erkundungsarbeit. Es ist auch ein Ort der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten, der uns dazu gebracht hat, etwas anderes auszuprobieren. Die Show kombiniert die körperliche Energie der Akrobatik mit der Poesie des theatralischen Ansatzes, unterbrochen von Humor und begleitet von erstaunlicher Live-Musik. Unser Saloon ist hell, lustig und musikalisch.“
COUNTRY-MUSIK UND VIEL HUMOR
Saloon ist die erste Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Cirque Éloize und dem musikalischen Leiter der Show, dem berühmten kanadischen Komponisten Eloi Painchaud (Louis Cyr, La guerre des tuques 3D). Für Saloon mixt er Country-Extrakte (Patsy Cline und Johnny Cash) mit festlicheren, volkstümlich inspirierten Kompositionen. Es gibt vier Musiker und Sänger auf der Bühne und auch alle anderen Künstler singen oder spielen Instrumente. Regisseur Emmanuel Guillaume hat eine akrobatische Komödie mit hochkarätigen, multidisziplinären Künstlern zusammengestellt, die mit Ausgelassenheit und Humor auftreten: „Saloon ist eine Einladung zur Party, ein fruchtbarer Boden für Emotionen, auf dem alles erlaubt ist. Es ist auch ein Treffen von unterschiedlichen Kunstformen, die bereits damals zum reichen Erbe dieses mythischen Ortes gehörten", sagt er.
Von 4. bis 12. Juni feiert der Cirque Éloize mit seinem Programm Hotel München-Premiere.
Nathan Biggs-Penton (Akrobat)
Nathan Biggs-Penton grew up in the woods in a house built and designed by his parents. Climbing to the top of the highest trees, flying down the hills following the deer, and sliding across the frozen ponds gave him the feeling that anything is possible. Questioning the limits and where this anything could bring him.
In 2013 Nathan dove head first into the world of physical expression; dance, manipulation, acrobatics, clowning and more. Circus Smirkus, The Stockholm University of Dance and Circus, and the Quebec Circus School were his starting blocks to push off into a never ending journey to expand the capabilities of his mind and body; a shaky, heart wrenching, ever changing journey made possible by the steadfast trust in the circus family around the world. The house his parents built inspired him to build his own. This house is not fixed to the ground but rather grounded by the love and trust of the community, allowing Nathan to jump into the world open hearted and ready to explore.
Andreas de Ryck (Akrobat)
You can usually find Andreas de Ryck flying through the air on a teeterboard or standing upside down on his hands. He found circus at the age of 12, starting out to become a juggler. But his love for acrobatics had always been too big and when he discovered it is possible to do flips on a wooden board up until 7m in the air, he was sold. After starting his acrobatic career in Ell Circo d’Ell Fuego in Antwerp, Belgium, he decided to take it to Sweden. During his 3 years at DOCH, University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, he specialized in teeterboard and handbalancing, but has a love for all forms of acrobatics.
Rosita Hendry (Akrobat)
Rosita Hendry is a dynamic Circus Artist, Dancer and Musician who brings a sense of awe and wonder in all areas of performance. Rosita has always had a passion for physical activity and the performing arts. She has always loved being in the air. She began attending her local preschool gymnastic club at age 4. It was evident then that Rosita had strong skills. Her passion for gymnastics was fuelled over the next few years as she began competing. Eventually, Rosita established herself as an Elite Gymnast, becoming New Zealand National Junior Champion for 3 consecutive years. Not long after starting gymnastics, music lessons began in Piano and Piano Accordion, shortly followed by Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Dance training. Encouraged to audition for École nationale de cirque, Rosita headed off to Montreal in 2014 and will graduate in June 2017 as a specialist in Aerial Rope with a minor in Cyr Wheel.
Guillaume Larouche (Akrobat)
When Guillaume Larouche was a kid, he was constantly in movement and he loved sports. Already an aspiring acrobat, he learned to do backflips in the living room, so his parents signed him up for gymnastics courses. Two years later, Guillaume entered the circus program at the National Circus School in Montreal, where he threw himself into perfecting two key disciplines: Korean plank and acrobatic balloon. Now that he’s graduated, Guillaume wants to travel the world, meet new people and enjoy new experiences. Having already performed with a few circus companies, he’s a young professional expressing himself in a field that he loves. He wishes to enjoy every experience to the utmost and appreciate just how much being a circus artist is a marvelous thing.
Camille Leclerc (Sängerin und Musikerin)
Camille Leclerc first held a violin when she was a child. Starting out with classical training, she entered the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau at 11 years old. When she was 19 and seeking to broaden her horizons, she entered the traditional violin program at Cégep de Joliette, then capped this off with an additional year mastering jazz violin. Today, Camille’s technique draws from all these musical influences to create a style that’s all her own. Her infectious energy, and her passion on stage never fails to win the hearts of audiences.
Giovanni Maldonado (Akrobat)
Giovanni Maldonado was born and raised in Antwerp Belgium where he as an infant already took a great interest in being tossed and launched in the air by his dad. Then in 2008 he discovered the circus world where he took his first steps under the wings and guidance of Ell Circo Dell Fuego. There he trained as a acrobatic generalist with as specialty teeterboard. In the years that he spend side by side with the ell Circo acrobats discovering all the fun stuff he could do. In those years he performed in two youth circus show created by Ell Circo Dell Fuego: Jeans and the legends of the Zatoichi. While doing this he realized this is the kind of life he wanted to live. In order to do so he needed to take the next step and moved to Canada there his journey to become a professional circus artist begun at the National circus school of Montreal. After 3 years of hard work and exploring he is finally ready to show and go in to the world. Here he graduated in 2016 as a generalist in teeterboard and trampoline with a minor in aerial straps.
Joana Martinho (Akrobatin)
Joana Martinho, more known as Joe, went away from her home in Portugal when she was 17 to follow a circus education and study the disciplines of contortion and handbalancing in Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. During the 4 years of education, Joe grew up into who she is now as a person and as performer and is now ready to share her passion with the audience.
Trevor Pool (Sänger und Musiker)
In high school, Trevor Pool got involved in a variety of activities such as the vocal jazz ensemble, the orchestral school band and musical theatre productions. His career as a full-time musician officially started once he graduated high school in 2010. Passionate about Old-Time Appalachian and traditional American folk and country music, Trevor has been writing and performing original material to compliment the old songs. Together with Benjamin Nesrallah, he forms a duo called The Noisy Locomotive, for which he’s been writing, recording and performing. He’s now bringing his folk and country essence to Cirque Éloize’s new production, Saloon.
Meghane Poulet (Akrobatin)
A gymnast from age four, Meghane Poulet found the right blend of acrobatics, discipline and artistic expression by discovering circus at the age of seven. This adventure started in Dallas, Texas, where she grew and lived until the age of 13 before returning to France, her birth place, to discover new and endless possibilities. At the age of 15, she auditioned for the National Circus School of Châtellerault, where she was accepted into the three years high school program in circus arts. There she began to truly develop her creativity, maturity and perseverance. She then fled to Quebec City to join l’École de Cirque de Quebec’s professional formation, where she teamed up with Owen and discovered the life of a flyer in various disciplines. In spring 2017 Meg became a graduate of ECQ with a DEC diploma in circus arts.
Johan Prytz (Akrobat)
Johan Prytz was born in Sollefteå, Sweden. He discovered circus arts quite by accident… During high school he had to move to a different city and picked up a job at a youth circus where some new friends introduced him to juggling. After evaluating different careers options, he decided to come to terms with his destiny… His true dream was to become a circus artist. He first enrolled at Copenhagen’s AFUK circus school… a great challenge considering that he was being faced with living in a new country, a new culture, and a different language. Two years later he moved to Montreal to study at École National de Cirque where he studied for four years. Determined and a quick thinker, he recalls that his greatest moment on stage was when he and his troupe had to improvise their acts to the wrong musical track in front of an audience of 35,000 people.
Paul Roberto (Sänger und Musiker)
Paul Roberto comes from Belleville, a small rural town in Ontario, where his passion for music and performing began at the age of 10. Nicknamed Pauly by most of his friends, this multi-instrumentalist has had experience in a wide variety of bands from punk rock to blues, country rock and metal. It was however his love of bluegrass and traditional music that lead Pauly to form the locally renowned band The Dusty Drifters in Ottawa, Ontario, where he plays guitar and sings lead and tenor vocals. The five-piece band became a favorite in the Ottawa Valley after their successful three year run of Sunday Night Bluegrass shows. The Dusty Drifters continue to impress loyal festival goers by combining the traditional bluegrass sound with strong three part harmonies and instrumental work. Pauly also makes up the other half of the folk duo The String Masons who engage audiences with a combination of acoustic blues, swing, traditional tunes and country songs. Looking back Pauly would list some of his greatest influences as Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Clarence White as well as his uncle Mario who played accordion for him as a child.
Owen Winship (Akrobat)
With a focus in hand to hand, Owen Winship is a generalist with skill and interest in an array of disciplines, ranging within and beyond the bounds of circus. He grew up in Victor, Idaho, USA, a small town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. An avid skier from a young age, he learned balance, reflex and a distinct interest in engaging with his surroundings; much of the basis for his work as a circus artist. After four summers spent touring with Circus Smirkus, he moved to Quebec City to join l’ecole de cirque de Quebec’s professional formation, where he teamed up with Meg. In spring 2017 Owen graduated of ECQ with a DEE diploma in circus arts.