October 5 – 8, 2016

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin France
Description A major force in France’s nouveau cirque scene, the inimitable Yoann Bourgeois makes his US debut in Minuit, a series of theatrical vignettes inspired by what he calls the “suspension point”—the body’s ineffable moment of weightlessness while in motion. Bourgeois and his fellow artists pair the works with music by Philip Glass and original music composed and performed live by harpist Laure Brisa. An isolated staircase, moving platforms, trampolines, cables, swivels, and a pile of scattered tables, chairs, and instruments create shifting sets throughout this string of short pieces, each playing with “theater” as a concept and as a physical space. Blurring the boundary between performance and the creation of the performance space, Minuit reflects Bourgeois’ preoccupation with seizing the present as a way of slowing down time. As he and his collaborators fall and fly, bodies mimic pulleys and gears, weights and counterweights, where they—like midnight itself—linger in the moment between.
Identifier 2016f.01010
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
author/playwrightXavier Durringer
lighting designerJérémie Cusenier
musicianLaure Brisa
sound designerAntoine Garry
stage managerAudry Carrot