Florent Bergal: The body on the Circus, the body on the Stage expired
The human body is the one point all expressions on stage have in common. From dance to circus, music to theater, the body is always the “master of work”. This master class will explore the three principles of a body on stage. The acrobatic body It is powerful, conscious- it takes risks. It turns solid into fluid, it makes the improbable possible. It affirms compromise without concession, and learns to control fatigue. The choreographic body It wishes to be a virtuoso of time, of rhythm and of space. Anyone can strike notes on a piano but few can make music. It attempts to create melodies with its movements. The theatrical body Each body expresses something, whether consciously or unconsciously. The human being is an extraordinary machine capable of reading and interpreting what another expresses. There are fundamental rules and codes that we all accept and understand. This course is designed for all artists from all performing arts disciplines. From the 15th to the 20th of January Florent Bergal: “By giving circus a choreographic dimension and pushing dance towards theater, it can begin to represent humanity and its ways in a tragicomic style, captured within a strong esthetic framework.” Having co-funded the traveling circus, La Rital Brocante, and later the G. Bistaki Collective, Florent Bergal is still active, producing works “in situ” in public spaces. Developing theater in circus on stage as a director of the Cubitus du Manchot trio, My!Laika company, Cirk Vost, and Oktober company are some of the different projects with which he has continued his investigations. He teaches primarily in circus schools in Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic, as well as working as the professor of investigation at Le Lido in Toulouse for the past eight years. From 2016 to 2018 he was an associate artist with La Verrerie d'Alés, the National Pole for Circus Arts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as being the professor of investigation in the CNAC National Center for Circus Arts in Chalons-en-Champagne. Since 2019 he is one of the main professors at C.I.F.A International Center for Artistic Formation in Spain.
Date: Jan. 15, 2020 -
Jan. 20, 2020
Location: C.I.F.A. Centro Internacional de Formación Artística
Calle Pago de la Reaficcion 1
Spain C.I.F.A. Centro Internacional de Formación Artística