Aurélien Bory & Le groupe acrobatique de Tanger Azimut / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Aurélien Bory & Le groupe acrobatique de Tanger Azimut

28 - 30 December 2014
Main Stage
Flight and the return to earth: acrobatics meet contemporary art in a magical, gravity-defying production...
12 – 18 – 22 €
Concs 8 - 10 - 15 €
Unemployed 5 €
In Morocco, they say Sidi Ahmed Ou Moussa, a great Sufi teacher who lived in the 16th century, found the spiritual path to heaven one day. But looking down at the Earth from on high, he decided he wanted to go back. This legend, which symbolizes the acrobatic arc, lies at the very heart of Azimut, a work which tackles return, gravity and the search for our spiritual path.

What does it mean to be an acrobat in Morocco today, in an ever-changing political and social context?  Which road should we choose? It is questions like these that fuel this production directed by Aurélien Bory, one of France's most authentic artists, in this, his Greek premiere. Between Earth and Sky, the acrobat is sometimes an observer, sometimes a heavenly body. Gravity and its defiance -flight, man's age-old desire to take to the air- is transformed into a game which involves legendary acrobats, theatrical machines, images awash with poetry and magic, spiritual allusions to Sufism, scenes of contemporary Morocco and a 16th-century legend, and transports us far, far away, up into the heavens. Aurélien Bory is an artist whose paints are the stage...


Idea, stage sets and direction: Aurélien Bory
With the artists of the Tangiers Acrobatic Company: Mustapha Aït Ouarakmane, Mohammed Hammich, Amal Hammich, Yassine Srasi, Achraf Mohammed Châaban, Adel Châaban, Abdelaziz El Haddad, Samir Lâaroussi, Younes Yemlahi, Jamila Abdellaoui
And the singers: Najib El Maïmouni Idrissi, Raïs Mohand
Leader of the Tangiers Acrobatic Company: Younes Hammich
Director of the Tangiers Acrobatic Company: Sanae El Kamouni
Lighting design: Arno Veyrat
Original music: Joan Cambon
Sound design: Stéphane Ley
Costumes: Sylvie Marcucci
Research & adaptation: Taïcyr Fadel
Technical directors: Arno Veyrat
Stage technicians: Mickaël Godbille, Thomas Dupeyron
Lighting: Carole China
Sound: Joël Abriac
Stage sets: Pierre Dequivre and Atelier La fiancée du pirate
Stage mechanisms: Marc Bizet
Production of the tours Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory:
Production direction: Florence Meurisse
Production administration: Léonor Manuel, Christelle Lordonné
Production of the Groupe acrobatique de Tanger Scènes du Maroc:
Head of production: Sanae El Kamouni, Marie Reculon
International development: Barbara Suthoff
Press: Dorothée Duplan and Flore Guiraud assisted by Eva Dias (Plan Bey)

Executive production until June 30, 2014 : Grand Théâtre de Provence
Production: compagnie 111- Aurélien Bory

Coproduction: Grand Théâtre de Provence - Aix-en-Provence, Marseille - Provence 2013 - Capitale européenne de la culture, compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory, Scènes du Maroc, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Le Grand T théâtre de Loire-Atlantique - Nantes, Le Volcan scène nationale du Havre, Théâtre du Rond-Point - Paris, CIRCa Pôle national des arts du cirque Auch Gers Midi-Pyrénées, Agora Pôle national des arts du cirque – Boulazac Aquitaine, La Filature scène nationale - Mulhouse.

With the support from Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône – Centre départemental de créations en résidence, Fondation BNP Paribas,Assami, Deloitte and Fondation d’entreprise Deloitte.
With the help of L’Usine, scène conventionnée pour les arts dans l’espace public – Tournefeuille Toulouse Métropole
Scènes du Maroc  benefits from the support from Fondation BNP Paribas, Fondation BMCI and Institut Français du Maroc.

Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory is under funding agreement with Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Direction Régionale Midi-Pyrénées, Région Midi-Pyrénées, Ville de Toulouse, Conseil Général de la Haute-Garonne.

Aurélien Bory is associated artist of Le Grand T - Théâtre de Loire Atlantique in Nantes.
Aurélien Bory is invited artist of TNT – Théâtre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées.
Aurélien Bory is supported artist by Théâtre de l’Archipel scène nationale in Perpignan.

29 Dec 2014


After performance talk with Aurélien Bory & Le groupe acrobatique de Tanger

29 Dec 2014

12 €


Workshop with Aurélien Bory