Bodies intertwined, creating magic together… The party still raging, this joy still surging, we haven’t reached our limits … Midnight approaches … It will soon be the hour.
The collective dimension of the creation is not an assumption; it is gained
thanks to the working process, through the interactions between individuals, by what is dreamt in the moment of a discussion, of laughter or a look…
XY’s approach does not separate technical movement from artistic movement.
The members are committed to the concept that the acrobatic movement vocabulary has its own expressive and poetic force.
And it is in the quality of the body, in flight, in effort, that a functional movement attains artistic value.
In this exploration, we also explore the concept of stripping down the acrobatic practice, of exposing its inner layers, searching for the intrinsic value and a way to express it within the constraints of the stage.
Therefore, we do not seek to mask the effort, the sweat and the concentration. The exchange of a conspiratorial glance, the connection of doubt and confidence, the pleasure of being onstage are not erased.
The members are still integrally connected to and invested in the state of the collective at any given moment.
It is the simultaneous consciousness of self and one’s own emotions and the capacity to stay receptive to and in resonance with the group that makes each show unique for us and for the public.
And so over time we have refined the signals, the rhythms, and the forms that constitute our present aesthetic along with the ability to understand the creative process as a collection of “acrobatic sentences.”
In this acrobatic language, strength and engagement of the body play an important part, but are not the only subject.
For more information, we invite you to take a look on our creation file.
Sequences of the show and words from the artists... A 29 minutes video to learn more.
Jean-Laurent Serra takes off with XY, a mind-blowing collective of acrobats.
EPPGHV – Parc de La Villette / L’Equinoxe – Scène nationale de Châteauroux / L’Hippodrome – Scène nationale de Douai – Tandem Douai-Arras / MC2 Grenoble / L’Onde – Théâtre de Vélizy-Villacoublay / La scène nationale d’Orléans / Le Phénix – Scène nationale de Valenciennes / Le Pôle national des arts du cirque Méditerranée – CREAC Marseille – Théâtre Europe la Seyne-sur-Mer / EPCC le Quai – Angers / Théâtre Brétigny – Scène conventionnée du Val d’Orge / La Verrerie d’Alès – Pôle national des arts du cirque Languedoc-Roussillon
Coproductions and residencies
La Biennale de la Danse – Lyon / Le Cirque Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie / La scène nationale de Sénart / CIRCa – Pôle national des arts du cirque Midi Pyrénées
La Brèche – Pôle national des arts du cirque de Basse-Normandie / La Cité du Cirque – Le Mans / Le Prato – Pôle national des arts du cirque – Lille / La Maison de la Danse – Lyon / Le Pôle national des arts du cirque Méditerranée – Théâtre Europe la Seyne-sur-Mer – CREAC Marseille