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SARABANDE

Three of the famous Suites for cello of J.S. Bach played by Noémi Boutin, interlaced in the extraordinary juggleries of Jörg Müller, outstanding Circassian artist who reconciles a pure physical performance with theatre, dance and contemporary art.

Sarabande is a triptych rhythmed by the famous Suites for Cello of J.S Bach, No. 1, 3, and 5 from where the cellist expresses delicacy and elegance. Her music comes to embrace around three living pictures performed by the tightrope walker and dancer Jörg Müller. In the first picture, Jorg holds his balance with manipulating a candle lit and putting at the end of a pole. The frail and unstable flame asserts its soft vitality despite its fragility. Then, he flies a merry-go-round of suspended tubes. We contemplate them to spin, to touch, to live together without ever disrupting this merry dance. Finally, it is in the fifth continuation for harmonies so intense and deep as the meeting arrives at its peak.

From now on, it is the musician who is suspended, her fragility of interpreter aggravated by the air vaulting which the juggler breathes. And every time, he “turns into pictures” this mesmerizing Sarabande of Bach.

Jörg Müller is graduated from the National Centre for the Circus Arts of Châlons-en-Champagne. In 1993, he creates “Tubes” with Mads Rosenbeck followed by “Mobile”, artistic works around the sound and suspended tubes. In 2001, he signs “c/o”, performance in a tube filled with water. In 2003 he creates Performance Research Experiment 1 (P.R.E. 1) with Jess Curtis, a performance between circus and dance.

Since 2005, he works on the subject of the steady-state through multiple shows and drawings. Jörg Müller executes unusual juggling (i.e. waterfalls, showers) but the movement of objects in the horizontal grows with an original relationship between the juggler and the objects.

Naomi Boutin enters the Higher National Conservatory for Music and Dance of Paris at the age of 14 where she develops with her cello a virtuoso and sensitive language. She reveals her vocation of chamber-music player with the Trio Boutin, then with the Trio Cérès. She is a singular in her time artist, managing at once a career of soloist and eclectic artistic adventures with major artists as Fantazio, Benjamin Colin, Pierre Meunier, Mathurin Bolze …

Her commitment in contemporary music led her to work with a large range of composers as François Sarhan, Marc Ducret, Eve Risser, Joëlle Léandre, Frédéric Pattar, Frédéric Aurier, Jean-François Vrod, Sylvain Lemêtre, Albert Marcœur … With the flutist Sylvaine Hélary, she creates in 2013 the duet Myssil, then in 2014 the show for young ears “At twilight”, warmly greeted both by the press and the public.

Date:
23-05-2018, 8pm
Venue:
Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Address:
5/F., Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Tickets:
$380/ $280
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