EKLATS is a solo show mixing circus arts, movement, and, to a certain extent, puppetry. With a duration of sixty minutes, this show created by the Cookson-Lachance collective is intended for a general public. The work begins with Cyr wheels. Whole, dismembered, twisted- they can be manipulated, transformed, or converted to serve abstraction, games, and emotions. In a universe of canvas, pieces of wood, metal and lights, a solitary being travels through his night in search of himself.
A short form 25 minute one man show:
How did we get here?
All that’s left… Pieces!
Once, they were part of a whole!
Now they look like junk fit for scrap.
Spread out, strewn, scattered.
Lying on a blank canvas.
Hoping for a new beginning
Finally ready to sketch unusual delusions and to shape the unknown.
Irresistible fragments of worlds and universes!
Photos and Video to come soon
Joaquim Verrier, Joel Malkoff and Bobby Cookson saw their dream of performing all over the world stifled by the arrival of the pandemic. It was that moment, when distance and isolation became the norm, that these three acrobats decided to come together and use their skills to create something concrete in this year full of unknowns. Thus, the collective Cirque ILO was born.
En Echo focuses upon the dynamic relationship between sound, music and circus through the use of a loop station and live microphone. The microphone records and the loop station repeats, creating an echo. From this simple concept, we searched for sounds to record and amplify using our disciplines which could be combined to create entire songs. After developing a sound-circus vocabulary, we started to modify, transform and manipulate the sounds in conjunction with prerecorded music to make the audio and visual soundtrack of the show. If the juggler doesn’t juggle, the acrobat doesn’t land, or the Cyr wheel doesn’t turn, then the melody won’t exist. This phonic laboratory takes place before your eyes and in your ears. This quest for sound resonance is the through-line of the show. Through this musical pursuit, the show takes us to places sometimes comical, and others poetic. What do you think? What do you hear? Are you ready to be part of the score of En Echo?
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A beautiful project supporting local circus performances and sustainable circus practices with separate casts in Quebec, the US, and Europe. Help support the project and the people performing with their crowdfunding campaign at https://laruchequebec.com/en/projet/branche-1
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Photos and Videos to come.
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Photos and Videos to come.