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Contemporary Circus & Juggling at present.
FACES first version has been created in Asia TAIWAN and JAPAN in 2011. It has been evolved since its build up, upgraded to many versions, has been performed more than 1000 times for milions of people this last 5 years while been in spectacle – residence in one of the most popular cultural spot in Taipei center Huashan 1914 Cultural Park in perpetual rebirth each time it plays.
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 unexpectedness,
move all shapes… Plays with life and death as if we were just awake from a dream looking for another dream… He leads us in a journey like a friendly pilot through a
galaxy 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 was created by years of labor and playful interaction with my raw material and audience.
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
Advicers: Jérôme Thomas
Support from DONDORO theatre, 華山1914文創園區, Bureau Français de Taipei, 臺北市政府文化局
A THUNAR The UNited ARtists production
2017: 189 shows [version 2.7 to 2.8] (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, Jean Pierre Leaud, Orson Welles, Michael Moschen, Karl Heinz Ziethen, Jérôme Thomas, Jay Gilligan, Céline Bacque, Jeff Calafato, I-An Chen, Anjani Lechat…
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