Short scenes from life for a woman and a trapeze
In her own metaphysic language, an eccentric trapezist tells a story of intimacy deprivation. Caught in the trap of the absurdity of everyday life, she wittily expresses her powerlessness and anxiety. Between heaven and earth, this fragile woman with a r’n’r attitude tries to defeat her doubts with the help of the eternal motion. Originating from circus, this act is a poetic view at the characters life, narrating her memories, wishes and dreams.
‟If the tears were money, I’d be rich…and maybe you would be, too…‟
MUSIC, SINGING AND LYRICS, LIGHT:
1. Part: L’herbe Folle.
2. part: Rémi Gacquière (L’Herbe Folle) accompanied with the voice of Margot. Re-adaptation Marie Mercadal from the play Une journée entière dans les arbres Marguerite Duras. Author: Marie Mercadal/ Recording: Nicolas Levy
DURATION: 20 minutes
For all ages.
Background and artistic intent:
Marie Mercadal is an educated dancer and a climber. She attended the following art programs: Hivernales in Avignon, the circus school in Lyon (Ménival), FAAAC and the 3rd year of the Le Lido circus school in Toulouse. Marie is engaged in emotional and expressive exploration of human nature, and of vertical and aerial space. She has founded the troupe Cirk’Oblique with Arnaud Essertel. The performance ‟AS A WATER DROP IN A FEMALE PURSE‟ was performed about 60 times in street festivals, art centers and circus tents.
The performance was created during the 3rd year of professional studies (IPI) at the Le Lido circus school of Toulouse with the support of Cirk’Oblique, the Alternative Autonomous Circus Skills Education Program (FAAAC), the Midi-Pyrénées official scenes network, the Mix’art Myris art collective, the Tortill’art festival, the Capendu culture centre, La Grainerie de Toulouse circus centre, and Marion Duval and Fafiole Damassio.