Two grappling guys veer from silent comedy to surreal visuals. Entrancing.
The Times
A visually stunning piece of work which playfully opens up the world of contemporary dance to young audiences.
The Family Stage
Judging by the reaction of the youngsters at the Albany it [inspired children’s imaginations]. But it also blew away the adults in the auditorium because this was not only truly extraordinary spectacle, it was also a mind-bending work of art.
The Greenwich Visitor

 

Voyage into the unknown with this dreamlike spectacle, a bewitching gem of a family show, in which gravity dissolves, bodies bravely contort and optical illusions conjure other worlds.
Out of the darkness strange shapes appear as if from nowhere, illuminated by horizontal strips of white light. From here the fantasy into space begins, contained in a stark frame, as two adventurers overcome fear to boldly navigate creatures of the deep, brotherly rites of initiation and flying contraptions.
Leaving room for the imaginations of children to soar, this international hit features two dextrous performers, vivid costumes and eerie props. Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire directs the work, with dance, theatre, mime and stage trickery set to music from Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
Check out the secrets of the set for HOCUS POCUS with a peek behind the scenes after each performance.

 

Speaks wonderfully to its young audience … magnetically draws the gaze”
Radio Télévision Suisse

 

A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with artsdepot, Fairfield Halls, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Albany, The Place and Watermans
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Concept and Choreography Philippe Saire
Choreography in collaboration with dancers Philippe Chosson, Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay
Dancers Philippe Chosson, Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay, Ismael Oiartzabal
Stage Device Realisation Léo Piccirelli
Props and Accessories Julie Chapallaz, Hervé Jabveneau
Sound Design Stéphane Vecchione
Technical Direction Vincent Scalbert
Construction Cédric Berthoud
Music Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg
A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with artsdepot, Fairfield Halls, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, The Albany, The Place and Watermans
Coproduction Le Petit Théâtre de Lausanne  (created October 25th 2017 at Le Petit Théâtre de Lausanne), Jungspund Festival St. Gallen. A coproduction in the frame of Fund Young Audiences by Reso – Dance Network Switzerland. With the support of Pro Helvetia.
Supporters and Sponsors Cie Philippe Saire is governed by a joint support agreement between the City of Lausanne, Canton of Vaud and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council ; and is supported by Loterie Romande, Fondation de Famille Sandoz, Migros Culture Percentage, Corodis, Stanley Johnson Thomas Foundation.
Cie Philippe Saire is in permanent residency at Théâtre Sévelin 36, Lausanne.