Compagnie XY (FR)


4200 HUF
discounted: 3600 HUF
student: 2900 HUF
children: 2000 HUF (under 12)
sponsorship option: 10000 HUF

Like a swarm of birds, 19 acrobats from the Compagnie XY explore the boundaries of the acrobatic arts and find their inspiration in natural phenomena such as murmurations. This form of communication is most evident in the flights of starlings: a ballet of hundreds of birds in a cloud that is so finely tuned and so dense that it eclipses the sun for an instant.

To give life to Möbius, the great company of acrobats XY, among the most acclaimed in France and word-wide, was inspired by the movements of the flocks of swallows, the schools of fish and sudden changes in nature. Under the vigilant eye of Rachid Ouramdane, 19 performers on stage inscribe to the practice of “Acrobatic portès” with a swirling choreography, made of flashes, sudden and reckless flights of clouds and towers of bodies, in an exorbitant unraveling. At the crossroads between dance and acrobatics, dream and gravity, this is a leap into the unpredictable thrill of the void, where the strength and fragility of the human condition overlap with the mysterious and inscrutable charm of nature’s rituals.

More than a company, XY is a collective of around 20 acrobats constantly in search of what makes a community. Their creative processes, like the life of the company, are based on collective intelligence and teamwork. Requiring interdependence, balance and complementary forces, their discipline, acrobatics, is conducive to their explorations. Compagnie XY, which had already proved its worth with Le Grand C and Il n'est pas encore Minuit, is now ready for its new creation with Rachid Ouramdane. The company expressed that all their work has been leading up to this point, charting their course with meticulousness and sensitivity. Their motto all the way was ‘Alone one goes faster, together we go further’.

Rachid Ouramdane is a returning guest at Trafó: Tordre is a memorable duet which was presented in 2017. This is the first circus show directed by Ouramdane, so it’s no surprise that in the performance the elements of acrobatics, dance and theater are barely separable from each other. A poetic and breathtaking show.

Acrobats: Abdeliazide Senhadji, Airelle Caen, Alejo Bianchi, Arnau Povedano, Andres Somoza, Antoine Thirion, Belar San Vincente, Florian Sontowski, Gwendal Beylier, Hamza Benlabied, Löric Fouchereau, Maélie Palomo, Mikis Matsakis, Oded Avinathan, Paula Wittib, Peter Freeman, Seppe Van Looveren, Tuk Frederiksen, Yamil Falvella
Artistic collaboration: Rachid Ouramdane, Jonathan Fitoussi, Clemens Hourrière
Lighting designer: Vincent Millet
Costume designer: Nadia Léon
Acrobatic collaboration: Nordine Allal
Production and administration: Peggy Donck and Antoine Billaud
Sound technician and stage manager: Claire Thiebault-Besombes
Thanks to Mayalen Otodon, Agalie Vandamme, Catherine Germain, Roser Lopez-Espinosa

Coproductions: Cirque théâtre d’Elbeuf et La Brèche Cherbourg – Pôle National Cirque en Normandie / Le Phénix – Scène nationale Pôle européen de création à Valenciennes / Maison de la Danse – Lyon / MC2 – Grenoble / Tandem – Scène nationale / La Villette – Paris / Maison de la Culture de Bourges / TEAT – Champ Fleuri – La Réunion / Agora – Pôle National Cirque Boulazac Aquitaine / Les Gémeaux – Scène nationale de Sceaux / Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy / Carré Magique – Pôle National Cirque Bretagne – Lannion Trégor / Espace des arts – Scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône / Le Bateau Feu – Scène nationale de Dunkerque / Espace Jean Legendre – Théâtre de Compiègne / Festival Perspectives – Festival franco-allemand des arts de la scène – Saarbrücken – Allemagne / La Coursive – Scène nationale de La Rochelle

Möbius has been supported, through help to creation, by the Région-Hauts-de-France and the Minister of Culture and Communication (DGCA).
The Company XY is supported by the Minister of Culture and Communication and the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Hauts-de-France, through help to government-regulated company with national and international standing.
The company XY is associated with le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes as part of an European Pole of Creation and with le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Pôle National Cirque en Normandie.
The company XY is also supported since 2016 by the BNP-Paribas foundation.

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • From Tuesday till Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Main Hall performance days: 4pm-10pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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