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Alexandra Royer is a member of the circus company Barcode. She describes herself thus: "To write, I need to use sideways ways. I wish for shows that present poeple who want to share who they really are or something they actually believe in, on stage. I take a lot of baths because I do a lot of shows. The shows I do at the moment are not the one I wish for. The show we are preparing is named "Sweat and Ink" I had the idea for this title as I was running on les plaines d’Abraham, two Januarys ago. I wanted to resume this idea of a dramaturgy written in Circus language. I’m rarely mad because I can adapt very easily--when it happens I usually ask somebody for a cigarette. I think change is a good thing. Cigarette use to make me very mad as a kid. I love to listen to Leonard Cohen, Anderson Paak and Barbara. I love to read David Desjardins, Michel Tournier and Persian poetry. I let the books be chosen by some kind of external force cause I have a hard time making plans. I can be on time and drive a car, but it’s still a work in progress. I often found myself thinking stuff like "I hope the wonderment that often deconcentrates me will never cease to exist." I let the way unrolls itself under my feet, instead of trying to control it. I guess that's a side effect of being a russian bar flyer at night. "