Lontano / Instante

By Marica Marinoni and Juan Ignacio Tula
Lontano / Instante circus show dance show paris theatre du rond-point
Théâtre du Rond-Point

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Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats


1 h 10 min

No intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue

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.


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Théâtre du Rond-Point

2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

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 like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's former director. Since 2023, Laurence de Magalhaes and Stéphane Ricordel have taken over the reins of this theatre, which is still rooted in contemporary creation and focuses on living authors.

Fast facts
Capacity: 760
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris?

The Théâtre du Rond-Point is accessible by:
Metro lines: Théâtre du Rond-Point can be reached by metro lines 1, 9, and 13 which run to stations Champs-Elysées Clémenceau and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Bus lines: Théâtre du Rond-Point is also accessible by the bus lines 28, 93, 42, 73, 93, N11, N24, 32, 80, N01, N02, 72 which run to stations Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau, Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées - Matignon, Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées - Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Grand Palais.
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What do I do when I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre du Rond-Point’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Is Lontano / Instante for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre du Rond-Point welcomes audiences from all over the world! The dance piece, Lontano / Instante, is in the universal language of movement and music and is therefore accessible to anyone from any corner of the world.

How long does Lontano / Instante last?

Lontano / Instante lasts approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, with no intermission.

Where will I be seated at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

Your seats at the Théâtre du Rond-Point will be placed between the first and sixth rows.

Can I take photos during Lontano / Instante?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record Lontano / Instante for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre du Rond-Point to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

The ushers at Théâtre du Rond-Point do not accept tips.