8 and 9 October



A new look to the art of contortion

The death of a tortoise, with its body of shell and flesh. Through the permanence of it shell, lasting though time, and the death of its flesh, which decomposes, this animal embodies a duality. Cherepaka also symbolizes the tension in human beings provoked by the discrepancy between their aspirations of eternity (an immortal shell) and the mortality of their animal flesh.

The show is a kind of essay, inspired by the work of Francis Bacon. It is conceived as an onstage representation that aims to deconstruct the spectacular nature of contortion in order to make this acrobatic language into a language of the body, a matter of representation, a theatre script.

Andréane Leclerc is a contortionist and began his career at the age of nine years when he was admitted to the National Circus School of Montreal. At seventeen he began touring with different circus companies, always looking for a raison d’être through contortion. Leclerc tries to extend the limits not only of the body but also of the idea we have of it.

Since 2006 he has directed and performed in Et pourquoi pas!, Di(x)parue and InSuccube. He recently formed the company Nadère Arts Vivants, with whom he plans to create new shows. He is currently working on the projects Mange-Moi and La putain de Babylone, as well as collaborating as a performer with directors and choreographers such as Angela Konrad, Peter James and Dave St-Pierre.

Original idea and performance Andreane Leclerc
Lighting and sound design Alexis Bowles
Lighting assistant Chris Rayment

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Costume design Marilène Bastien
Tour technician Anne Sara Gendron
Production and technical manager Sylvain Ratelle



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Season: 2014-2015

8 and 9 October

8.30 pm

Sala PB


Running time: 45'


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