Grouped together around three spring mats and a structure offering a multitude of possibilities, six acrobats explore and pay tribute to one discipline: the trampoline.
Witnesses to the artists’ complicity and bodily mechanics, the public is invited to partake in their trajectories, sharing the giddy lightness with which the artists are relentlessly propelled into the air and the implacable force that brings them inexorably back to ground. In its questioning of gravity, weight, suspension and changes to physical state, the acrobatic act becomes a language. A language that translates the intimate foundations of circus : the art of flight and of taking risks, a tribute to fragility and to a shared utopia. As if in a waking dream, the spectator is plunged into a dimension where the codes and markers of gravity are thrown into turmoil.
Esquive is an invitation to contemplate the human desire to elevate ourselves, and to feel the never-ending effort it takes to stop ourselves from falling.e.
The Plus Petit Cirque du Monde (PPCM) is both a school of arts of risk, a space for work and creation, and a living and meeting place for the Bagneux neighbourhood (92).
Young circus artists, breakers and artists reside there to create their first shows, companies use it at a space for working and sharing ideas; it is a place in which everyone can share their art-based practices with audiences who are often unfamiliar with cultural scenes.
The PPCM launches and supports artistic projects whose goals are to play with and try out bold forms of writing and new relationships with the public. Involving not just circus art, but also the new forms of art linked to urban culture, acrobatic movement is at the heart of the PPCM artistic project, where the term “arts of risk” is commonly used.
In June 2014 the PPCM became a Fabrique de Culture (Label of the Ile-de-France region), and in 2017 it created the artistic nursery “Premier Pas” (First Steps), a support scheme, whose goal is to create the conditions of emergence of a generation of projects that are better connected to the economic and social LE PLUS PETIT CIRQUE DU MONDE realities of territories.