February 21-24


bluemonday (Andre)

>> Thursday, February 21 at 8pm. <<
performance suspended by general strike

Friday, February 22 at 8pm
Saturday, February 23 at 8pm
Sunday, February 24 at 8pm
Duration: 50 min
Tickets: 12 euros ONLINE // 15 euros BOX OFFICE

Circus – object manipulation

Original concept: Francesco Caspani and Andrea Sperotto
Performers: Francesco Caspani and Andrea Sperotto
Outside eye: Claudio Stellato
Production and promotion: Sarah Barreda

Artistic collaboration: François Juliot, Roberto Magro

Coproduction: Antic Teatre Espai de creació – Barcelona (Es).

With support and collaboration from: Ax-Animation – Ax les Thermes (Fr), la Cascade pôle national du cirque – Bourg Saint Andeol (Fr), La Central del Circ – Barcelona (Sp), Cronopis Espai de circ – Mataró (Sp), Dispositif De Mar a Mar Pyrénées de cirque POCTEFA (Sp/Fr), L’Espace des Anges in partnership with la Verrerie d’Alès – Pôle national cirque Occitanie, le Théâtre de Mense et Scènes croisées de Lozère – scène conventionnée art en territoire (Fr), Espace Catastrophe – Bruxelles (Bel) and La Grainerie – Toulouse (Fr).


Premiering at Ax les Thermes, France on February 27

Buoys, a compressor and plastic bags.
Actors and objects manipulated at 180 bpm.
Two identities submerged in an absurd and cruel relationship.
They act out their difficult moments with irony and transform severe loneliness into ‘plastic’ art.

Bluemonday is:
Your favourite song when you get a flat tire.
Arriving late for work when it’s Sunday.
Being in the lift and not knowing what to say.
The inevitable stain on your white trousers after lunch.
I miss you, I love you and other generic nonsense.

La Belle Journée are a company founded in 2016 by Francesco Caspini and Andrea Sperotto, who met for the first time in 2001 at the Flic circus school in Torino, Italy, where they both trained, and together created the show Andiamo Avanti which they perform in the squares and at the festivals of Italy.

In 2009 their paths diverged: Francesco went on to train at the Toulouse Lido and created the show Al Cubo (with company Betti Combo, receiving the innovation award at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain 2014), while Andrea worked with various dance and circus companies and in 2016 devised the show Canards (Sugar Company – first stage of Circus Next 2015-2016).

After 7 years of experiencing different things, they’ve got back together for their new piece bluemonday based around object manipulation.

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