joli vyann & L'eolienne
Lance Moi en l'Air
Sat 15 July, 1pm & 3pm
Joli Vyann & L'Eolienne
Bell Square is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network. The ATN is a network of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. For more information please visit the Without Walls website.
This new show from Joli Vyann is about the sensitivity and connection between two people, bringing about compatible contradictions. Can we be strong whilst relaxed? Heavy whilst light, grounded whilst levitated, submissive whilst in control? It explores a mixture of strength and weakness. Can we be dropped into the air? Humanity emerges and acrobatic prowess speaks between bodies. In a mixture of abandonment and accountability this piece is sensitive, where bodies just fit together.
The piece is choreographed by Florence Caillon with original music by Xavier Demerliac and Florence Caillon. Commissioned by Without Walls, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and Dance Village.
Joli Vyann was created in June 2012 by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Individually they worked internationally in dance and circus with many companies and choreographers including Dragone, Legs on the Wall, Motionhouse, and Cirqulation Locale. Together they formed Joli Vyann. Joli Vyann is an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre, blurring the boundaries of where the dance ends and circus skills begin, but also pulling the audience into an imaginative and captivating experience. They won the GI20 commission with Watch This Space and Stockton International Riverside Festival with which they created Don’t Drink and Dance, winning the audience prize. In 2013 Joli Vyann created and toured of their 4 man show H2H. In 2014 they collaborated with The National Theatre to create Crazy in Love and in 2015 they premiered Stateless and in 2016 Lance Moi En L’Air. In 2016 they collaborated with the internationally renowned choreographer Jonathan Lunn to create Imbalance which had a sell-out run at the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells as part of the London International Mime Festival 2017 and is continuing to tour throughout 2017.
Joli Vyann teach many workshops and classes for all ages and abilities and have worked with community projects with refugees, disabled groups and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.
Photo Credit: MovingProductions