MULTIVERSE The last Human on Earth (is a circus artist)
What if the last human on Earth was a circus artist? Experience a fable that plays with lights, sounds, forms and motion to imagine our future. by CirkusPerspektiv with Marie-Andrée Robitaille
Time & Location
10 Sept 2023, 13:00 – 17:30
Malmö Live, Dag Hammarskjölds torg 4, 211 18 Malmö, Sweden
About the Event
A feast for the imagination, Multiverse invites you to a world of light, sounds and matter flowing, spiralling and shaping like gentle giants. As the performance unravels, the ring fills with images of planetary constellations, minerals, beauty and devastation, life and extinction. By playfully engaging with foil, sounds and light, CirkusPerspektiv's performer Marie-Andrée Robitaille embodies the role of The Last Human on Earth, a circus artist. Exploring how it feels to be standing at the threshold between beauty and horror, noise and silence, joy and desolation.
Multiverse is a poetic gesture of hope, a practical philosophical journey where new forms and movements of thoughts can arise. Performed with care and a smile in the heart, the piece is a hypnotic and meditative experience, accessible to all the family from 8 years old.
The show plays two times, Sun 10th Sept 13:30 & 16:00.
This event is ticketed. The ticket can be purchased from the venue Malmö Live.
By CirkusPerspektiv with Marie-Andrée Robitaille
The piece MULTIVERSE was created by Marie-Andrée Robitaille as part of her Doctoral Project « Circus as Practices of Hope » at Stockholm University of the Arts, as part of « Nomadic Circus Gallery » with support of Stockholm City and the Swedish Art Council and as part of CirkusPerspektiv's exhibition “Circus meets Visual Arts”. In collaboration with Gävle Konstcentrum, Kristofferscenen and Kristofferskolan.
Since 2011, CirkusPerspektiv is a Stockholm-based circus company active in performing arts and, more specifically, in the production of contemporary circus. The founder and artistic leader is Marie-Andree Robitaille which is behind Gynoides Project, Women in Circus Consortiums, Gynoïdes - Circus Female Intelligentsia, Nordic Innovative Juggling network. CirkusPerspektiv interacts with organisations and members of the circus community, with educational and research institutions, and contributors from other domains. The company is driven by values of accessibility, equity, freedom, and democracy with a sense of responsibility to engage in societal matters. Current projects include the performance MULTIVERSE and the curation of a circus program at Kristofferscenen a circus venue located in Stockholm, dedicated to the development of contemporary circus in Sweden.
ABOUT MARIE-ANDRÉE ROBITAILLE
Mariee-Andrée is originally from Quebec Canada, and currently lives in Stockholm Sweden. She is working transdiciplinary as a performing artist with a background in contemporary dance and circus arts. She is currently a doctoral candidate in performative and media-based practices in choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH). At SKH, she was assistant professor and head of the Bachelor programme in Circus (2009-2018) where she conducted a series of artistic research projects which explored feminist strategies and alternative modes of composition in circus arts.
ABOUT SOUTHERN SWEDEN CIRCUS FESTIVAL
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