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Monday, October 3, 2016

In Context: Minuit


Acrobat Yoann Bourgeois and his dazzling collaborators capture the body’s ineffable moment of weightlessness while in motion in this series of vaudevillian vignettes. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BourgeoisMinuit.

Program Notes

Minuit (PDF)

Read

Article
Playing with Theater (BAM blog)
"I use the word 'play' in the widest sense possible. I like its mechanical definition in French: the space between two objects that allows them to move."
Article
Learn more about the inaugural year of this Festival highlight.

Watch & Listen

Video
YoannBourgeois - Fugue Trampoline (YouTube)
Bourgeois performs one of four pieces that make up Tentatives d'approche d'un point de suspension.

Quotes

The idea of “playing” bridges the entirety of my work. It’s the starting point for my creative process, finding out how to play together. I use the word “play” in the widest sense possible. I like its mechanical definition in French: the space between two objects that allows them to move.—Yoann Bourgeois 

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BourgeoisMinuit.

13 comments:

  1. Remarkable. Lyrical. Original. Lovely lovely. In contrast to the Mahabharata drivel done earlier this week, THIS is great. Sold out I think but run do not walk.

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  2. Absolutely amazing inspiring pure joy! BRAVO

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  3. superb... impecable... fantastic!

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  4. Wonderful. We very much enjoyed the spectacle

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  5. Magical. The graceful precision of the Fugue is beyond words.

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  6. Fantastic poetry, circus, fun, philosophy. Thank you for this BAM !

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  7. Truly amazing. I've never seen anything like it. A weightlessness and skill in their presentation that's unrivaled.

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  8. Beautiful, On Point ... Well Balanced.

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  9. Unreal. Pioneers. Levitating. Inspiring. Fantasmagoric. Tear-provoking. Incredible. Needed. Genius!

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  10. Our whole family loved this great, beautiful performance. This rendition of Fall Down & Get Back Up is so moving.

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  11. A playful and inspiring piece. When the kids are cackling the whole time, and I'm borderline in tears, you know it has to be.

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  12. Inspiring! I am still in awe. BAM, please bring them again, more New Yorkers need to get to see this. It's pure poetry in motion.

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