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- THUNAR CO.
Contemporary Circus & Juggling.
FACES has been created in Asia in 2011 and has been evolved since, upgraded to many versions. It has been performed more than 1000 times and still active & fresh.
Dance, physical acting, object theatre, visual art, humor, music, and juggling made they’re coming out from
inside the circus dedicated space.
Through this medium, the performer embodies sort of creatures… Surfs on the elements… Juggles unexpected
shapes… Plays with life and death as if we were just awake from a dream looking for another dream… He lets being driving us like a friendly pilot of
ephemeral spirits into the layers of everyone’s realities….. .. . . . . …
I am in love with contemporary circus and poetry of public space — audience, this show is my life, every weekend I perform in Taipei, the show takes inspiration from the Contemporary Circus, cinema, metaphors but also has been influenced by Asia atmosphere, qigong, and Taoist cultural.
It is very interactive, active -reactive, funny, poetical, the juggling is innovating unique and theatrical, movement straightly expresses inner feelings, mental images.
All the artwork created by years of labor and playful interaction with my raw material and audience. Valentin LECHAT
Director: Valentin Lechat
Performer: Valentin Lechat
Stage design: Valentin Lechat
Conception costumes: Valentin Lechat
Costume design: Ms Zhou, Celma Jonker & Valentin Lechat
Conception Transformation Construction Objects: Valentin Lechat
Graphisme design: I-An Chen & Valentin Lechat
Soundtrack remixed by Valentin Lechat
Consultants: Céline Bacque, Jérôme Thomas
Support by 華山1914文創園區, Bureau Français de Taipei, 臺北市政府文化局
A THUNAR 圓劇團 production
2017: ~170 shows [version 2.7] (Taiwan, France)
2016: 227 shows [version 2.5 to 2.7] (Taiwan, Portugal)
2015: 272 shows [version 2.3 to 2.5] (Taiwan)
2014: 218 shows [version 2.2 to 2.3] (Taiwan, South Korea)
2013: 287 shows [version 1.8 to 2.2] (Taiwan)
Special thanks to Takeshi Kitano, John Cassavetes, Quentin Dupieux, Bobby May, Francis Brunn, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alfred Hitchcock, Hoichi Okamoto, Ilka Schönbein, Johann Le Guillerm, Tsaï Ming Liang, Michael Moschen, Karl Heinz Ziethen, Jay Gilligan, Jeff Calafato…
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