Dynamo Théâtre presents


A man returns home after a long absence. He is confronted with family roots that don’t suit him anymore.

No one knows who he is or where he comes from. He must reconnect with his own identity. An old bicycle motivates him to start looking for his roots. Hopping on the two-wheeler the man will gauge his life and go off looking for a new leaf to turn.

In a world filled with magical realism, circus and theater, the bicycle is more than a mere object… it represents a fundamental component of life that you need to ride to keep moving.

Life is like riding a bicycle…

– Albert Einstein

The project stems from a meeting between circus artist Guillaume Doin and DynamO Théâtre coartistic director Yves Simard following a training session he previously gave.

As a result, they wanted to work together on a project. Yet challenges come up. Could it be possible to devise a Theatre of Acrobatic Movement production using an artistic bicycle? How do you take a specialty out of its usual context (a technical sequence of choreographed movements) to script it and use it to tell a story?

As an acrobatic device, bicycles are fascinating for their dramatic and poetic power. The designers aim to create an acrobatic vocabulary linked to poetic images unlike those in traditional specialized jargons. They deconstruct sequences while developing common references.

The creative project combines acrobatics, illusions and poetic images. It focuses on a quest for identity, the loss of reference points and the legacy left by those preceding us. From the start the designers wanted this meaningful lightweight production without words to reach a wide audience. In a house a man rediscovers his family history where everything seems to have been forgotten. The power of disregarded feelings causes reality to shatter. Imagination transforms it. Magical realism takes over and overwhelms reason. Having gone through an uprooting, the character will have to decide between what is current or past, or more so what is real or imaginary.

Age: 6+
Duration: 50 minutes

Streaming available from February 27, noon to March 7, 11:59 pm.

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