“The rock’n‘roll circus where everything’s possible!” -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Renowned French circus collective Compagnie XY bring their mesmerizing new piece "Il n'est pas encore minuit" (It’s Not Yet Midnight) to the United States throughout June and July 2017: The troup will be presented at Discovery Green Conservancy, in Houston, TX (June 2-3), at the Spoleto Festival USA, in Charleston, SC (June 6-11), and finally at the Lincoln Center Festival, in New York, NY (July 19-22).

In this collaboration with choreographer Loïc Touzé, the 22 acrobats of XY reflect on the ways in which humanity deals with instability and imbalance.

With its uniquely rhythmic and expressive brand of physical theater, the troupe draws not only gasps of wonder from the crowd, but also meaning and beauty from the ephemeral arrangements that appear and vanish as they catapult through the air. Skillful bodies in motion evoke the full range of human experience, from the uplift and weightlessness of euphoria to the inevitable fall and a new beginning. The sum of it all is an awe-inspiring experience for audiences of all ages.

To know more about the company XY, read the interview with Romain Guimard, one of the acrobats with the company here

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This program is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater.

Supported by Institut francais and Cultural Services of the French Embassy, part of large tour (Mexico, USA, Canada).

Part of Kids Trail, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy dedicated to children and families.


DATES: June 2 - July 22, 2017
LOCATIONS: Houston, Charleston and New York
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Various Locations United States

Compagnie XY on tour in the U.S

When
June 2 - July 22, 2017
Where
Various Locations
United States

“The rock’n‘roll circus where everything’s possible!” -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Renowned French circus collective Compagnie XY bring their mesmerizing new piece "Il n'est pas encore minuit" (It’s Not Yet Midnight) to the United States throughout June and July 2017: The troup will be presented at Discovery Green Conservancy, in Houston, TX (June 2-3), at the Spoleto Festival USA, in Charleston, SC (June 6-11), and finally at the Lincoln Center Festival, in New York, NY (July 19-22).

In this collaboration with choreographer Loïc Touzé, the 22 acrobats of XY reflect on the ways in which humanity deals with instability and imbalance.

With its uniquely rhythmic and expressive brand of physical theater, the troupe draws not only gasps of wonder from the crowd, but also meaning and beauty from the ephemeral arrangements that appear and vanish as they catapult through the air. Skillful bodies in motion evoke the full range of human experience, from the uplift and weightlessness of euphoria to the inevitable fall and a new beginning. The sum of it all is an awe-inspiring experience for audiences of all ages.

To know more about the company XY, read the interview with Romain Guimard, one of the acrobats with the company here

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This program is supported by FACE Contemporary Theater.

Supported by Institut francais and Cultural Services of the French Embassy, part of large tour (Mexico, USA, Canada).

Part of Kids Trail, a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy dedicated to children and families.


DATES: June 2 - July 22, 2017
LOCATIONS: Houston, Charleston and New York
Click here for more information
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