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To make light of elements. The phenomena observed in laboratory find their translation on the ring where the artist is one with his experiments. Being in turn tightrope walker, juggler, rider, acrobat or tamer, he surrounds himself with machines or objects he created, to tame atmospheric turbulences, to cause unstable equilibriums, to use the absurd to demonstrate effects with unexpected physical properties, like a Gyro Gearloose who would have made the stage his workshop. This performance under the circus tent is not a show with stories, but a playful space of existential demonstrations fed with obsessions: How to live in a world in perpetual motion? Which point of view to adopt on it? What do we know that we really know?
Sometime devilish, sometime harmless, the demiurge obstinately fights to tame the disorders he himself installed. Extremely focused, he attempts, he takes risks to comprehend the energy, the motion, what animates the matter that surrounds us, sometimes to failure. Secret is an invitation to the spectator to participate in the elaboration of a thought, rather than gazing passively at a feat.
From the transitive verb “Tercer” to plow the earth for the third time.
Terces/Secret semordnilap, a word or group of words that take on another meaning when read in the opposite direction.
Terces is the third act of this constantly evolving performance. Fifteen years after having laid the first foundations (Secret temps 1 & temps 2), the artist deploys it for the third time. In this new opus, familiar figures form the strata of a memory, like a landscape with a priori familiarity, but confronted with new disturbances that allow for a new interpretation.
Conception, ring director and performance
Johann Le Guillerm
Composer Alexandre Piques
Ring department Franck Bonnot, Adrien Maheux, Julie Lesas, Anaëlle Husein Sharif Khalil
Lighting design Hervé Gary
Lighting machinery construction Silvain Ohl, Jean-Marc Bernard and Pauline Lamache
Costume designer Paul Andriamanana Rasoamiaramanana assisted by Mathilde Giraudeau
Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm
Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie – La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf / Agora – Centre Culturel PNC Boulazac Aquitaine / Le Channel – scène nationale de Calais / Le Volcan – Scène nationale du Havre / Théâtre de Sénart, scène nationale – Scène nationale de l’Essonne Agora Desnos – Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes Grand Paris Sud / Le Carré Magique Pôle national des Arts du Cirque en Bretagne / Cirque Jules Verne – Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue – Amiens / Archaos, Pôle Nationale des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée / Pôle Régional Cirque Le Mans, Les Quinconces-L’espal, Scène nationale / Tandem – Scène nationale / Les 2 scènes – scène nationale de Besançon
La Brèche, Cherbourg Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Normandie – Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, Paris – La Fonderie, Le Mans – L’ Agora, Pôle National Cirque Boulazac, Aquitaine – Le Channel Scène Nationale de Calais – Cirque Théâtre Elbeuf, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque en Normandie.
To act on the world disorders to detect other layouts and create a new poetic order. An original cartography of a planet without places, Attraction is a project-manifesto to take ownership of our environment, to think by ourselves.
A position. To disrupt our convictions, resist ready-to-think and open up new alternatives.
A protocol of the sight. The world is what we see of it and what is invisible to us. In order to fully comprehend it, it is needed to take into account the multiplicity of points of views that we have.
Principles. Repartir de zéro, observer, expérimenter, tenter, créer.
A rhizome artwork made of accumulations, hybridizations, and mutations that constantly slip between various artistic fields.
A work in progress in constant evolution that shapes a landscape with infinite borders.
L'Observatoire research laboratory around the point
La Motte planet within sight
Les Imaginographes observation tools
Évolutions élastiques morphographic mutation
Les Broglios graphic poems
L'AALU, a Single Letter Alphabet
Les Architextures sculptures
La Transumante performance
Les Droliques kinetic aquatic flowers
Les Imperceptibles sculptures based on imperceptible speed and movements
L'Aplanatarium observatory of soaring objects
Encatation, culinary experience
Terces, performance under a circus tent
Le Pas Grand Chose conference, performance
Terces is a visual laboratory where new phenomenas take place that destabilise our points of reference and are seen as a pareidolia…
Théâtre Sénart, scène nationale (77) - 12th to 18th January 2023
It's an culinary experience, an invitation to a strange rite that will allow one to experience in an existential way what it's to taste concepts with one's stomach as well as one's mind. A unique nourishing experience...
Le Channel, scène nationale de Calais, 2nd to 5th February & 10th to 12th February 2023
A. Demidoff - Le Temps - April 22
Julie Terrasson - Tracks, Arte - March 22
D. Glaser - Suissimo - March 22
N. Rossel - 24 heures - March 22
M. E. Barbier - La Provence - January 22
Artist coming from the circus world, Johann Le Guillerm studied at the Centre National des Arts du Cirque, he toured with Archaos, la volière Dromesko, co-founded the Cirque O. In 1994, he founded his own company and created a first solo show, Où ça ? , which toured five years. Johann Le Guillerm was awarded in 1996 with the Grand Prix National du Cirque, in 2005 with the Grand Prix des Arts du Cirque SACD and in 2017 the Grand Prix SACD. After a round-the-world trip during which he faces the imbalances of handicapped, traumatized and autarkic worlds, in 2001 he embarked on the Attraction project to take a 360° look at the world. The project led him to explore sculpture, installation, performance, conference and show. A multidisciplinary trajectory he calls practice of the range of points of view.
Since 2011, Johann Le Guillerm is supported and hosted by the Mairie de Paris at the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale – Paris, for a creative research residency.
Johann Le Guillerm à 360°
Anne Quentin / Catherine Blondeau - Actes Sud
Johann Le Guillerm
Anne Quentin - Magellan & Cie
Le Cirque ici présente Où ça ?
Photo book edited by the Cie Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm (out of stock for the moment contact the compagny for more information email@example.com)
More information here
Middle of the moment by Nicolas Humbert & Werner Penzel
Cirque Hors Piste by Netty Radvanyi & Nicos Argillet
Johann Le Guillerm : The Alchimist
Johann Le Guillerm : From the idea to the object
Johann Le Guillerm : A moment of equilibrium
The company works on create mediation tools with a direct link to the artistic project. The setting up of workshops, experiences, professional meetings or specific builds itself into a joint project with cultural structures to say, to do, to feel through experimentation, the gaze, the movement. Thus, projects are built that nurture and are nurtured on long term by the mediation project.
Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DGCA et DRAC Ile-de-France), du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (Institut Français), du Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, de la Ville de Paris et de l’Institut Français/Ville de Paris.
Cirque ici – Johann Le Guillerm est soutenu et accueilli par la Mairie de Paris en résidence de recherche au Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale (Direction de la Culture et Direction des Espaces Verts et de l’Environnement).
La Fondation BNP Paribas a accompagné les projets de Cirque ici - Johann Le Guillerm de 1999 à 2010
Photos ou ça ? et Attraction : Philippe Cibille
Photos portraits - Le Pas Grand Chose : Joanne Azoubel
Photo Le Pas Grand Chose : Elizabeth Carecchio
Photos Transumante : Daniel Raoulas, Grégoire Korganow, Philippe Cibille, David Dubost
Photos Broglios, Entrelàs et Droliques David Dubost
Photo Encatation: Gwen Mint
Graphic design : Marion Kueny
Developement frontend : Fabien Raymondaud
Back-office Wordpress : Laurent Angeli
Text : Anne Quentin