EXIT 23

Eight minutes to condense a three-year marathon: this is the rule given to each student, when creating the number with which they will rush out of the school shelter. In-depth technical training, multidisciplinary broadening, dramaturgical work, he will have gone through everything during his training. But above all he will have gained a wide cultural openness, through contact with his colleagues, who arrive from all continents. Exit is two hours of virtuosity, energy and audacity. But it is also a live portrait of a generation struggling with a world in upheaval.

 

General coordination: Silvia Ubieta
Technical coordination: Jean François Keller
Direction: Sara Lemaire
Lighting creation: Valentin Boucq
Sound management: Sarah Faucon
Stage management: Vincent Van Tilbeurgh
Assistant manager: Matthias Tempette
Sound design support: Cloé Defossez
Artistic support: Gaëlle Bisellach-Roig, Hayo David, Sylvain Honorez, Christophe Morisset, Sophia Rodriguez, Silvia Ubieta and Philippe Vande Weghe.
Costume/scenography collaboration: Chloé Chapira, Lucie Chauvin-Philppson and Maori Thiénot (for few projects).
Photography and teaser: Kenneth Rawlinson
Captures: Stanislav Dobak
Thanks to all the educational, technical and administrative teams at ESAC.

 

  • Wednesday June 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday June 20, Friday June 21 and Saturday June 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday June 23 at 3 p.m.
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Cross the line / Franchir la ligne / Ξεπερνώ το όριο / Pasarse de la línea / Überschreitung der linie / Over de lijn gaan / Átlépni a hatar / Passar da linha / לחצות את הקו / …

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Words and moving bodies that wrote them, acrobatic beings heading to another territory.

Embodied by : un devenir arc en ciel, un devenir enfant, un devenir animal, un devenir rose de feu, un devenir nuage, un devenir fantôme, un devenir de l’eau parce qu’elle prend toutes les formes, un devenir arbre, un devenir méduse, un devenir Raiponce, un devenir fleuve, un devenir feu, un devenir sale gosse, un devenir tornade, un devenir équilibré…
dans un devenir ensemble une création collective en intelligence partagée.

A circus event with experimental music and low tech projections

 

From March 27 to 30 at 8 p.m.

Free upon reservation: invitations@esac.be

 

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During supervised collective projects, students are confronted with directors, choreographers or circus artists, chosen for their artistic quality and their ability to direct them in a creative process. These scenarios aim to expose the student to original artistic languages that they can use to express their creativity while being aware of the entire creative group with which they evolve.

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Directed by Gaëlle Bisellach
Director assistance: Carlos Landaeta Meneses
Light creation and projections: Sarah Faucon and Gaëlle Bisellach
Production management: Benoît Escarmelle
Technical direction: Jean-François Keller
Photographs: Maël Crespo
Production: ESAC
Thanks to Franck Française, Malika Rassikh-Brenas and Gilles Deleuze

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Access map, click to enlarge :

YES PLEASE NO

For each new creation, the circus artist steps out of their comfort zone to explore beyond what they know. Discovering new sensations and ideas, acquiring skills, and pushing movements to reveal themselves. This stage is well known, yet essential. But we often forget what comes after, what remains to be accomplished with this newly discovered artistic space.

In this collective workshop, Hanna Mampuys proposes to address this phase of appropriation. How to expand one’s comfort zone to include this still hostile place for the artist? How to set the new boundaries of this moving zone?

Tonight, we celebrate this ever-growing and expanding comfort zone. We love being on stage. We enjoy feeling comfortable on stage. We love seeing you appreciate our joy. Let’s celebrate together.

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During the supervised collective projects, students are confronted with directors, choreographers, or circus artists chosen for their artistic quality and their ability to guide them in a creative process. These situations aim to expose the student to original artistic languages that they can use to express their creativity while being aware of the entire creative group they are part of.

From February 14th to 17th, 2024, at 8:00 pm.

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Direction: Hanna Mampuys / THERE THERE Company
Sound creation and external eye: Toon Van Gramberen
Production direction: Benoît Escarmelle
Technical direction: Jean-François Keller
General stage management: Sarah Faucon
Photography and teaser: Stanislav Dobak
Production: ESAC

ZAPPING

ESAC’s Collective Projects:

During supervised collective projects, students are confronted with directors, choreographers, or circus artists, chosen for their artistic quality and their ability to lead them in a creative process. These situations aim to expose the student to original artistic languages that they can use to express their creativity while being aware of the entire creative group with which they are evolving. These projects result in public presentations and allow for the exploration of all facets of contemporary circus performance. From conception to realization, the student takes part in the design, construction, and implementation of the show, serving as a performer under the direction of a stage director.

This year, the collective of 3rd-year students is directed by Claudio Stellato.

Description:

A phrase as a working basis: “I can be whatever I want, when I want.”

The body and emotions are pushed further, in search of other circus languages. It is a project that aims to encourage artists to face different expression techniques in the world of performance.

You will find no political or social message here, but simply an artistic vision of who we are in this madness called “life.”

Performances:

  • Friday, 15/12 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 16/12 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, 17/12 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 19/12 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 20/12 at 7 p.m.

Cast:

Director: Claudio Stellato

Assistant Director: Alessandro Travelli, Roberto Magro, Valentina Barone, Margot Janssens , Nicanor De Elia, Anne Catherine Jornot, Xavier Lavabre, Joan Catala, Ute Classen.

Set Construction: Camille Neumann

Lighting Design: Hugo Oudin

Production Management: Benoît Escarmelle

Technical Direction: Jean-François Keller

Stage Management: Sarah Faucon

Photography and Teaser: Stanislav Dobak

Production: ESAC