Duration : 70 min
Presentation : Frontal
Type of audience : General public
Duration : 70 min
Artists of the company Back Pocket
I grew up with wolves. LOL. I was born with the circus all around me, and as far back as I can remember, it has always been my profession of choice. For ten years I trained with Master Lu Yi and Dominic Weiss in the San Francisco Youth Circus at the San Francisco Circus Center where I met Devin Henderson and Maya Kesselman. Besides circus I participated in the children’s choir, VOENA, and studied classical piano. At the age of sixteen, I auditioned for the National Circus School, graduating four years later as part of a Chinese Pole and Hoop Diving duo with Marta Henderson. Now, I’m happy to take part in Back Pocket, realizing our first show “La Vrille du Chat.”
I graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal in 2011, since then working with “The 7 fingers of the hand” and “Cirque du Soleil”. I like circus arts because it brings together ideas, talents and requires high-performance work that can, in my opinion, be touching and widely appreciated.
I studied acrobatic disciplines (mostly Chinese Hoop Diving and Pole Climbing) for most of my life (19 years). After working all together during the creation of “Luzia” by Cirque du Soleil, I am happy to be able to fully devote myself to our own creation, “La Vrille du Chat”.
With actors and musicians as parents, I started performing in shows when I was 10 years old. I did not understand everything at first, but I liked it and very quickly started studying circus at the Ecole des Arts de la Piste in Boulogne Billancourt. I met Aurelien there, and throughout our studies we became better and better friends. We knew we’d find ourselves in the same project eventually. Then I joined ESAC and met Maya, who in addition to my acrobatic partner, became my close friend and artistic motivator. We toured many years together in Trio Anneaux. After working, all five of us together, on the creation of “LUZIA” by Cirque du Soleil, we find ourselves here for our own creation, “La Vrille du Chat”.
I started Circus in San Francisco when I was ten years old. I studied and performed with The San Francisco Circus Center for eight years alongside my childhood friends Devin and Dom; continuously inspired by the world of Circus. I auditioned for L’Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels in 2009, where I met Michael, and we formed Trio Anneaux with Ian Vazquez Lopez. Working with the trio, I made my dream of becoming a traveling artist who believes in, and is proud of my work, come true. After many years touring Europe together, we had the opportunity to participate in the creation of Cirque du Soleil’s, “Luzia”, and I was finally able to tour in The United States. After two years with Cirque du Soleil, I left to realize a new dream. To create my own company, Back Pocket, and to fulfill my artistic potential creating a show that stems from us five as individuals, as artists, and as a strong group of friends and performers.
I started circus at the Ecole des Arts de la Piste in Boulogne-Billancourt at the age of 12. After 4 years of training at this school, I decided to make circus my profession. I met Michaël there, and throughout our studies we became better and better friends. At the end of our classical studies, each of us took a different route knowing full well that we would be on stage together at some point. That’s how we met in 2011 at ESAC, where I studied acrodance and where I met Maya. Since graduating I have had the opportunity to work with companies like Cirque du Soleil on the creation of “LUZIA”, DCA – Philippe Decouflé, Limbo the Show, and 45 Degrees. The will to create all together naturally sprouted, and this is how we arrived, all five of us, for this company which presents a new stage in our journey.
September 6th to 12th 2018 Théatre de Namur (BE)
October 5th to 8th 2018 Torino Danza, Theatro Astra Torino (IT)
October 12th 2018 Piemonte dal Vivo, Casale Monferrato (IT)
October 14th 2018 Piemonte dal Vivo, Villadossola (IT)
October 17th & 18th 2018 Espace Malraux, Chambéry (FR)
October 20th & 21st 2018 Festival Aperto, Valli (IT)
November 15th & 16th 2018 Carré Magique, Lannion (FR)
November 20th 2018 La Fleuriaye, Carquefou (FR)
22 Novembre 2018 Pole Culturel, Conservatoire Des Coëvron (FR)
November 27th 2018 Le Carré, Château Gontier (FR)
November 29th 2018 La 3Eme Saison de L’Ernée (FR)
December 3rd 2018 Théatre de Verre, Chateaubriand (FR)
December 6th 2018 Le Canal, Théâtre du Pays de Redon (FR)
December 8th 2018 Théatre de l’espace de Retz, Machecoul (FR)
December 11th to 18th 2018 Le Grand T, Nantes (FR)
January 11th to 12th 2019 Quai des Arts, Pornichet (FR)
January 15th 2019 Quartier Libre, Ancenis (FR)
March 8th to 10th 2019 Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles (BE)
March 13th & 14th 2019 Le Manège, Mons (BE)
March 19th to 21st 2019 Le Volcan, Le Havre (FR)
April 6th to 8th 2019 Le Quai, Angers (FR)
8th to 20th July 2019 On Piot Island, at the Occitane fait son cirque en Avignon (FR) ——— Théâtre des Doms
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