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.
The show will premiere at La Chapelle July 11-12th, 2022 as a part of L’Autre Cirque in collaboration with TOHU and Montreal Completement Cirque.
Creation team: Artist/Creator- Robert Cookson Artistic Director/Creator- Julie Lachance Scenography collaborator- Anthony Venisse Lighting Design- Bruno Rafie Costume Design- Michael Slack Sound Editing- Robert Cookson Juggling Collaboration- Nicolas Boivin-Gravel Cyr Wheel Collaboration- Eric Deschenes Technical Director/Stage Director- Rodolphe Saint-Arneault Tyvek manipulator/puppeteer- Daniel Stefek
This creation was made possible thanks to: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec Canada Council for the Arts TOHU CASJB