Contemporary Circus: Peut-être (Perhaps) by O Ultimo Momento Company - France
João and Guillaume play on our sense of space, what we assume to be above or below, what we expect to be horizontal or vertical; they surround us with sights and the sounds, with a real or virtual environment. We hear music, acoustic or electronic, and we see a fleeting body, sometimes real, and sometimes virtual. The video and sounds falsify our perception: gravity appears overturned and the performers multiplied on the stage. Whether fleeting or lasting, each move is a feat, so close to a dangerous challenge, so tempting, yet never attempted.
João Paulo Pereira Dos Santos, acrobat and video director comes from National Centre of circus arts. Guillaume Dutrieux is a musician. They met on the Le Cirqle show, which Guillaume was composing the music for. The O Ultimo Momento Company gathers Portuguese and French artists confronting their experiences to build shows where acrobatics mingle with a Chinese mast, music and video.