Lontano / Instante
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats
1 h 10 min
For all audiences
Highlights: Lontano / Instante
Do you know the Cyr wheel?
The Cyr wheel is a circus apparatus made of metal and about two metres in diameter. To use a Cyr wheel, an acrobat must spin the apparatus and steps inside to perform tricks and maneuvers.
Lucky for you, the Cyr wheel is now being featured at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in the show Lontano / Instante, which presents two choreographed solos using the device, Lontano by Marica Marinoni and Instante by Juan Ignacio Tula. Both present contrasting approaches to the relationship between human and object, each exploring unique hypnotic concepts.
The central subject of their artistic research, the Cyr wheel, exerts a magnetic attraction to both artists. Amplified by the clever interplay of lighting, this apparatus bestows upon the entire piece a breathtaking beauty, remolding our concept of time.
Story: Lontano / Instante
The show Lontano / Instante at the Théâtre du Rond-Point combines the solos Lontano and Instante, forming two complementary facets of a wooing piece dedicated to the Cyr wheel, an apparatus that captivates Argentinean artist Juan Ignacio Tula and Italian artist Marica Marinoni.
Instante takes the audience on a hypnotic journey, repeating a simple gyratory movement to the point of exhaustion. The acrobat's body merges with the apparatus, creating a trance-like experience, magnified by the magnetic effects of the wheel and the lighting.
In contrast, Lontano, developed by Marica Marinoni in collaboration with Juan Ignacio Tula, is bursting with energy and provokes an emotional storm to the point of disorder. In this solo performance, the exploration of sensations such as overwhelming intensity, breathlessness, and the interplay of symbolic and physical struggle takes center stage, leaving the artist's body drained by the technical efforts made.
Théâtre du Rond-Point
Théâtre du Rond-Point
If you ever want to feel the pulse of the French theatre scene, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is the place to be! But which roundabout or "rond-point" is it exactly? It's one of the most famous roundabouts in Paris, located near the Champs-Elysées, smaller than the famous Etoile roundabout under the Arc de Triomphe. Since 1981, it has attracted a host of directors from all over the world and a host of people with a passion for theatre. A major venue for contemporary creation since 1991, the Rond-Point does not programme "what people like, but what they don't yet know they’ll like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's current director. A real creative programme focused on living authors creating stories in real-time!
Fast facts Capacity: 760 Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes
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