PRESENTATION

 

“There are souls that one wants to lean out of, like a window full of sun”. Federico García Lorca.

 

Waking up in a lonely place after isolation; we feel we are missing something.

We begin an inner search until we collide with the outside world, and we realize the need to seek and connect with the other, with other people; to be able to touch them, shake hands, share a hug, be together…

NUYE is a circus and choreographic proposal for six acrobats that starts from the exploration of the dynamics of couple/duo/partner relationships and that reflects the comings and goings between self and others, in a constant search to feel complete.

Hand to hand, banquines and icarian games take place on a stage, occupied by a carefully crafted wall that comes to life,  with its doors, hinges, openings and diving board, which like us, reveals many faces.

CAST

ORIGINAL IDEA
Compañía de Circo “eia”

ARTISTIC DIRECTION 
Armando Rabanera Muro, Fabrizio Giannini

DIRECTION AND DRAMATURGICAL WRITING
Roberto Magro, Armando Rabanera Muro, Fabrizio Giannini

CREATION AND INTERPRETATION
Luca Bernini, Francesco Germini, Laia Gómez Iglesias, Abby Neuberger, Maiol Pruna Soler, Ona Vives Perez

CHOREOGRAPHY
Michelle Man

MUSICAL DIRECTION
Cristiano and Davide Della Monica

LIGHTING DESIGN
Thomas Bourreau

SET DESIGN
Compañía de Circo “eia” (Armando Rabanera), Benet Jofre, Oscar de Paz

COSTUMES
MOMU Espai tèxtil

PRODUCTION
Compañía de Circo “eia”

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS
Roberto Olivan, Elena Zanzu, Petr Forman, Le Ficufresche

CO-PRODUCTIONS AND RESIDENCIES
GREC Barcelona Summer Festival, Mercat de les Flors, Temporada Alta Festival (Girona/Salt), Theater op de Markt (BEL), L’Atelier Culturel de Landerneau (FRA), Théâtre de Vénissieux (FRA), Pont des Arts – Cesson-Sévigné (FRA), Flic Scuola di Circo di Torino (ITA), La Central del Circ, Festival UP! – Espace Catastrophe (BEL), Festival Assemblage’S (SUI), Teatre L’Artesá (El Prat de Llobregat), El Graner – Centre de creació (Barcelona), Teatre Principal de Terrassa, L’Estruch – Fàbrica de Creació de les Arts en Viu (Sabadell)

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS
INAEM – Ministry of Culture, Education and Sport of Spanish Government, Catalan Arts ICEC – Catalan Institute for Cultural Industries, Ramon Llull Institute – Catalan language and Culture

TEAM

ARTISTIC TEAM

Maiol Pruna Soler

Maiol grew up in the world of music and theatre thanks to his parents work. In addition to his schooling he began studying piano and circus arts. In 2014, once graduated from high school, Maiol began studying at the FLIC Circus school in Turin (Italy). Here he met Francesco Germini and they began working together as a hand to hand duo. In 2016 they were accepted into the ESAC (Superior Circus Arts School in Brussels) from where they graduated in June 2019.

Francesco Germini

Francesco studied guitar from 8 to 18 years of age, and when he was 15 years old he took his first steps into the world of circus at the Circo Instabile school. He then began his university studies in education and obtained his degree in science education in 2014. Once Francesco achieved his academic studies he was accepted into the FLIC Circus school in Turin (Italy). There he meets Maiol Pruna, with whom he began working as a hand to hand base. In 2016 they both began studying at ESAC with a specialty in partner acrobatics. The duo continues to nourish their passion for music together, they use their instruments (piano, guitar, keyboard, ukulele) to enrich their artistic universe.

Luca Bernini

Luca spent his childhood between Morocco, Spain and Italy, gathering unique experiences that later helped him in his decision to pursue circus. At age 16, Luca participated as a member of the company “Arti Distratte”, this led him to discover juggling, the discipline that he used to enter the FLIC Circus school in Italy. At FLIC, Luca discovers the discipline of hand to hand and he started working with his current partner Abigail Neuberger. Together, they entered into the superior school of circus arts L’Academie Fratellini, where they graduated in 2017. In October 2018 they created their first show “Compost”.

Abigail Neuberger

A gymnast since childhood, Abigail quit the competitive world of sports and her home country at the age of 18 to begin studying circus arts at the FLIC Circus school in Italy. Once arrived in this new country she discovered circus arts and decides to pursue this new passion. Abigail chose hand to hand as her means of expression on stage with her partner Luca Bernini. Her education in circus arts then continued at L’Academie Fratellini, from where she graduated in 2017. Luca Bernini and Abigail then proceeded to create their first show “Compost” in October 2018.

Laia Gómez Iglesias

Laia approached circus arts at the age of 9 after having experimented with different sports. Once she graduated with a high school diploma in Performing Arts in 2015, she started a professional formation at the circus school Rogelio Rivel in Barcelona, and it is here that she met Ona Vives, with whom she created an acrobatic duo specializing in icarian games. In 2017 the two entered the University CODARTS Circus Arts in Rotterdam, where they are currently finishing their academic studies.

Ona Vives Perez

Ona grew up with strong ties to the social and traditional aspects of her town. She practiced “Castells” techniques as well as music and sports. She entered the social circus school l’Ateneu Popular de 9 Barris in Barcelona. Afterwards, she began her academic formation in physical and outdoors sports activities, she then entered into the professional studies program at the Rogelio Rivel circus school. There she met Laia Gómez. After obtaining her g.e.d. she started her university studies at the CODARTS Circus Arts at Rotterdam.

CREATIVE TEAM

Armando Rabanera Muro and Fabrizio Giannini

Artistic Direction, direction and dramaturgical writing

Armando completed a training program specializing in Gestural Theatre at the RESAD school in Madrid. Fabrizio has a degree in Physical Education from the ISEF in Naples. In 2003, together they graduated from the Carampa Circus School in Madrid where they specialized in partner acrobatics and banquines. After that they founded the two companies Cirque Vague and Circo de la Sombra. In 2009 they embarked on a new journey by creating Compañía de Circo “eia.” Armando and Fabrizio remain co-artistic directors of the company along with the other founding members. They gained recognition in 2011 when they were awarded the Barcelona City Prize for their first creation, CAPAS. inTarsi, their second show, has been awarded with the MAX Award 2017 (id. Olivier or Tony Award) as “Outstanding New Show”.

Roberto Magro

Direction and dramaturgical writing

Trained at L’Accademie Fratellini, founder of the company Rital Brocante and the Festival Brocante, Roberto has been artistic director of the Flic, the Turin Circus School from 2005 until 2011. He’s been the artistic director of La Central del Circ in Barcelona from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto is currently collaborating as a director and writer for different circus companies and he’s working on his personal project, Silenzio.

Michelle Man

Choreography

Performer, choreographer, researcher and pedagogue, and director of Michelle Man and Friends (1996-2016). After having worked as director of choreography at the Carampa Circus School of Madrid (1998-2011), Michelle returned to England where she is Senior Lecturer in Dance at Edge Hill University in Omskirk. Michelle choreographed CAPAS and inTarsi, the first and second creations of Compañía de Circo “eia”.
Tom fons Nuye 2

Thomas Bourreau

Lighting creation and direction

Ancient juggler, trained in techniques of production and diffusion of amplified musics. After meeting his “lighting master” Antony Gorius, and for over 20 years, he has been lighting and accompanying different projects, often related to new forms of circus and music. He has collaborated, among others, with Cirkus Cirkor, Les Oiseaux Fous, Hocus le Grand, Le Cirque Désaccordé, Subliminati Corporation, Les Colporteurs, Galapiat Cirque and the 31st promotion of CNAC.

Cristiano and Davide Della Monica

Musical direction and composition

Specialized in Singing, Percussions, Guitar and Bass. Founders of the ensemble La Mescla in Naples. Since 2006 they have been approaching the world of the circus assuming the musical direction of Circo de la Sombra. In 2010 they became part of Compañía de Circo “eia”, working on the musical direction of CAPAS, in which Cristiano was in charge of live music and with which he has toured during 5 years internationally. Cristiano was in charge of the musical direction of inTarsi and has collaborated in the musical creation of Espera, always in close collaboration with his brother Davide and the other members of La Mescla.

TEAM

ARTISTIC TEAM

Maiol Pruna Soler

Maiol grew up in the world of music and theatre thanks to his parents work. In addition to his schooling he began studying piano and circus arts. In 2014, once graduated from high school, Maiol began studying at the FLIC Circus school in Turin (Italy). Here he met Francesco Germini and they began working together as a hand to hand duo. In 2016 they were accepted into the ESAC (Superior Circus Arts School in Brussels) from where they graduated in June 2019.

Francesco Germini

Francesco studied guitar from 8 to 18 years of age, and when he was 15 years old he took his first steps into the world of circus at the Circo Instabile school. He then began his university studies in education and obtained his degree in science education in 2014. Once Francesco achieved his academic studies he was accepted into the FLIC Circus school in Turin (Italy). There he meets Maiol Pruna, with whom he began working as a hand to hand base. In 2016 they both began studying at ESAC with a specialty in partner acrobatics. The duo continues to nourish their passion for music together, they use their instruments (piano, guitar, keyboard, ukulele) to enrich their artistic universe.

Luca Bernini

Luca spent his childhood between Morocco, Spain and Italy, gathering unique experiences that later helped him in his decision to pursue circus. At age 16, Luca participated as a member of the company “Arti Distratte”, this led him to discover juggling, the discipline that he used to enter the FLIC Circus school in Italy. At FLIC, Luca discovers the discipline of hand to hand and he started working with his current partner Abigail Neuberger. Together, they entered into the superior school of circus arts L’Academie Fratellini, where they graduated in 2017. In October 2018 they created their first show “Compost”.

Abigail Neuberger

A gymnast since childhood, Abigail quit the competitive world of sports and her home country at the age of 18 to begin studying circus arts at the FLIC Circus school in Italy. Once arrived in this new country she discovered circus arts and decides to pursue this new passion. Abigail chose hand to hand as her means of expression on stage with her partner Luca Bernini. Her education in circus arts then continued at L’Academie Fratellini, from where she graduated in 2017. Luca Bernini and Abigail then proceeded to create their first show “Compost” in October 2018.

Laia Gómez Iglesias

Laia approached circus arts at the age of 9 after having experimented with different sports. Once she graduated with a high school diploma in Performing Arts in 2015, she started a professional formation at the circus school Rogelio Rivel in Barcelona, and it is here that she met Ona Vives, with whom she created an acrobatic duo specializing in icarian games. In 2017 the two entered the University CODARTS Circus Arts in Rotterdam, where they are currently finishing their academic studies.

Ona Vives Perez

Ona grew up with strong ties to the social and traditional aspects of her town. She practiced “Castells” techniques as well as music and sports. She entered the social circus school l’Ateneu Popular de 9 Barris in Barcelona. Afterwards, she began her academic formation in physical and outdoors sports activities, she then entered into the professional studies program at the Rogelio Rivel circus school. There she met Laia Gómez. After obtaining her g.e.d. she started her university studies at the CODARTS Circus Arts at Rotterdam.

CREATIVE TEAM

Armando Rabanera Muro and Fabrizio Giannini

Artistic Direction, direction and dramaturgical writing

Armando completed a training program specializing in Gestural Theatre at the RESAD school in Madrid. Fabrizio has a degree in Physical Education from the ISEF in Naples. In 2003, together they graduated from the Carampa Circus School in Madrid where they specialized in partner acrobatics and banquines. After which they founded the two companies Cirque Vague and Circo de la Sombra. In 2009 they embarked on a new journey by creating Compañía de Circo “eia.” Armando and Fabrizio remain co-artistic directors of the company along with the other founding members. They gained recognition in 2011 when they were awarded the Barcelona City Prize for their first creation, CAPAS. inTarsi, their second show, has been awarded with the MAX Award 2017 (id. Olivier or Tony Award) as “Outstanding New Show”.

Roberto Magro

Direction and dramaturgical writing

Trained at L’Accademie Fratellini, founder of the company Rital Brocante and the Festival Brocante, Roberto has been artistic director of the Flic, the Turin Circus School from 2005 until 2011. He’s been the artistic director of La Central del Circ in Barcelona from 2012 to 2015.
Roberto is currently collaborating as a director and writer for different circus companies and he’s working on his personal project, Silenzio.

Michelle Man

Choreography

Performer, choreographer, researcher and pedagogue, and director of Michelle Man and Friends (1996-2016). After having worked as director of choreography at the Carampa Circus School of Madrid (1998-2011), Michelle returned to England where she is Senior Lecturer in Dance at Edge Hill University in Omskirk. Michelle choreographed CAPAS and inTarsi, the first and second creations of Compañía de Circo “eia”.
Tom fons Nuye 2

Thomas Bourreau

Lighting creation and direction

Ancient juggler, trained in techniques of production and diffusion of amplified musics. After meeting his “lighting master” Antony Gorius, and for over 20 years, he has been lighting and accompanying different projects, often related to new forms of circus and music. He has collaborated, among others, with Cirkus Cirkor, Les Oiseaux Fous, Hocus le Grand, Le Cirque Désaccordé, Subliminati Corporation, Les Colporteurs, Galapiat Cirque and the 31st promotion of CNAC.

Cristiano and Davide della Monica

Musical direction and composition

Specialized in Singing, Percussions, Guitar and Bass. Founders of the ensemble La Mescla in Naples. Since 2006 they have been approaching the world of the circus assuming the musical direction of Circo de la Sombra. In 2010 they became part of Compañía de Circo “eia”, working on the musical direction of CAPAS, in which Cristiano was in charge of live music and with which he has toured during 5 years internationally. Cristiano was in charge of the musical direction of inTarsi and has collaborated in the musical creation of Espera, always in close collaboration with his brother Davide and the other members of La Mescla.

MULTIMEDIA

MULTIMEDIA

PRESS REVIEW

 “The rhythm of the acrobatics, a scenography that is a key piece fror the staging and diligence in transitions are clearly a trademark of the company.” Jaume Forés Juliana, Núvol 

“What Compañía de Circo “eia” do is so poetic, magical and sentimental that they have become a must. ”  Norman Marsà, En Platea 

 “Compañía de Circo “eia “has built a new magical acrobatics choreography. NUYE confirms the solidity of inTarsi, five years ago, and CAPAS”.  Jordi Bordes, El Punt Avui

TOUR

WHAT IS COMING

2021

OCTOBER

30th and 31st – Theater op de Markt Festival, Culturcentrum Palethe Pelt (BE)  +info 

 

NOVEMBER

4th – L’Atelier Culturel, Landerneau (FR)+info

13th – Festival Temporada Alta, El Canal – Centre d’Arts Escèniques Salt / Girona (ES) +info

 

DECEMBER

3rd to 5th –Teatro Cervantes, Arnedo (ES) +info

17th – Théâtre de Vénissieux (FR)   +info

27th to 30th – Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona   +info

WHAT IT WAS

CONTACT

Compañía de Circo "eia" – NUYE

Fabrizio Giannini

T – +34 625 72 20 67

E – nuye@circoeia.com



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