These Books are Made for Walking

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The story begins in an unlikely library, with thoroughly filed books, arranged by a meticulous bibliophile.
When a book opens, everything tips over. The library transforms into a wobbly, precarious and musical sculpture. One character appears from in between the books, the other arrives from who knows where.
A permanent tension between 3 characters never in balance, perched on rickety ladders that crack. It shouldn\\\’t work but it does.
It\\\’s the stories in the books that disrupt reality.
Supersticious people, beware…

These Books are Made for Walking is a contemporary circus show without traditional circus props including the disciplines of balancing on objects, slack rope and object manipulation.
The original music is played live by a musician part of the action, sitting 3m high on a moving ladder. Each part of the structure becomes an instrument.
The narrative of the show underlines the universal human relationships through unstable situations. A fourth person joins the trio, an audience member who will be the essential counterweight in the story.

Direction: Yann ECAUVRE (Cirque Inextresmiste)
With: Alice ALLART, Fabrice DOMINICI, Patrice COLET
Lighting Design: Christopher MC GHEE
External Eye: Ariel GIRAUD


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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2016
  • Length: 4 minutes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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