Antoine Clée

Les Sphères curieuses
Circus / Arts numériques

As part of Never Complain, Never Explain

Drones, smartphones, robots…
Machines have taken control of our fate. Not surprising to find them on stage. Altruistic and cooperative, they augment circus reality, bringing it face to face with new constraints and opportunities, adversaries and partners. This is how Antoine Clée becomes a juggler 2.0. His balls take on a life of their own, escaping from him to fly with their own wings. With telekinetic powers, he orchestrates a ballet of robotic fireflies. A quirky show blending burlesque and contemporary juggling, Les Sphères Curieuses explores the relationship between humans and machines.

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Creation and performance: Antoine Clée and Thomas Dequidt / Cie Unfinished Circus

Co-productions: The Subsistances of Lyon, The Regional Center of Circus Arts of Lomme, the Quai des Savoirs in Toulouse, EPCC Barcarolle (Arques), The Georges Brassens Cultural Center in Saint Martin Boulogne, La Ferme d’en Haut ( Villeneuve d’Ascq), The National Pole of Circus Arts Mediterranean / Archaos – Creac

Support: the City of Lille as part of the “Lille, City of Arts of the Future” program aimed at developing interactions between artists, researchers and innovative companies, the Facts Festival and OARA in Bordeaux, the Salon Experimenta 2016 and 2018 in Grenoble, organized by the Atelier Arts / Sciences and the national scene of Meylan, CNC digital writing aid (DICREAM)

Reception in residence: The Maison Folie de Beaulieu, The Maison Folie de Moulins, The Cirque du Bout du Monde, The Arc en Ciel center in Lievin.

Co-realization: The University of Bordeaux as part of the call for projects Arts / Sciences and INRIA (CNRS). Project carried out in partnership with the Potioc laboratory, directed by Martin Hachet