Daredevil feats combine with poetic sensibility in this “heart-stopping” new piece (Le Progrès) from renowned French circus collective Compagnie XY. 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.
“A pure marvel conquering the sky.”– Le Monde
July 19–22 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Artistic Collaboration Loïc Touzé, David Gubitch, Valentin Mussou, Emmanuel Dariès
Acrobatics Collaboration Nordine Allal
Lighting Design Vincent Millet
Costume Design Nadia Léon
Lindy Hop Instructors Aude Guiffes, Philippe Mencia
Abdeliazide Senhadji, Airelle Caen, Alice Noël, Amaia Valle, Andres Somoza, Antoine Thirion, Antonio Terrones, Aurore Liotard, Charlie Vergnaud, Chloé Tribolet, David Badia Hernandez, David Coll Povedano, Evertjan Mercier, Guillaume Sendron, Gwendal Beylier, Jeremie Robert, Mikis Matsakis, Mohamed Bouseta, Pierre Le Gouallec, Soen Geirnaert, Thibaut Berthias, Thomas Samacoïts, Zinzi Oegema