author, choreographer and director Florence Caillon
associated artist, graphic artist Denis Robert
partner of thoughts around the political and economical considerations Xavier Demerliac
original musics Xavier Demerliac, Florence Caillon
sound engineer Xavier Bernard-Jaoul
lights Dominique Maréchal and Gilles Mogis
video Christoph Guillermet
masks Alexandre Haslé
magical effects with the complicity of Thierry Collet
costumes Laetitia Raiteux
acrobat-dancers Arnaud Jamin, Sébastien Jolly, Valentine Mathiez, Guillaume Varin, Marion Soyer, Jérôme Pont, Julie Tavert and Camille Blanc
technical departements Gilles Mogis and Yannick Briand
italian version Frédérique Caillon-Cristofani and Giuseppe Leone
with the voices of Denis Robert (writer, journalist, graphic artist), Bernard Bertossa (ex public prosecutor of Genève), Benoît Collombat (reporter for France Inter), Serge Halimi (chief editor of Le Monde Diplomatique), Frédéric Lordon (specialist in finance)Thierry Collet (magician) et Florence Thomassin (actor).
L'Eolienne has a parterniship with le ministère de la Culture - DRAC Haute Normadie and the Regional Council of Haute Normandie
in co-production with Rive Gauche, Théatre Durance, Moulin Du Roc, Theatre National De Bretagne, Espace Jacques Prévert, Cirque Jules Verne, Pole Cirque D’Amiens, Carré Magique, Espace Paul Eluard, L’Onyx, Le Grand Logis, Thv, La Batoude
with the help of DRAC Haute Normandie, Consiglio Regionale di Haute Normandie, Consiglio Generale de Seine Maritime, la Ville de Rouen e l’ADAMI
with the support of Théatre d’Angoulême e Dipartimento de la Moselle – Moselle Arts Vivants
in collaboration with le Monde Diplomatique
with the support of Institut Français
Running time 1h 20’
Played in French with Italian subtitles
This project is based on the meeting of a choreographer, Florence Caillon, and a writer, Denis Robert. It happens that the choreographer is also a musician, a circus performer and a citizen... It happens that the writer is also a journalist, a graphic artist and a citizen...
This show, like a look on the world and its changes, is about instabilities, manipulations, human relationships in a world of chaos, how we deal with power, our need to believe or to let ourselves be guided, controle and ruling of the world, finance, lies and censorship, journalism and madness, the freedom we have left to write.
Out of that material taken from reality, Florence Caillon invents a writing made of bodies, pictures and sounds to say things that can’t be said.
Built like a political and existential road-movie, The Iceberg reveals the carnal impression of these alterations, their inscription into our bodies, and the way they condition our relationships to one another and our connection to the world.
A hypnotic and poetic show, a tragi-comedy of our existence, The Iceberg lingers on the feeling of dizziness, vertigo and brutality linked to the changes that have deeply transformed our lives, at the speed of data processing.
Through the bodies and movements, pictures and sounds, the circus techniques are mixed into the movement itself, which finds the vibration of the words in the bodies.
Voices pass or echo, included in the music. Bodies hit, tear, hug, fight, resist, cling to a hostile environment made of ropes and metal. Beings hang, or bang into each other; they wander, as prisoners of a world that is more and more strange to them.
Because today the independance of the media and justice can be questionned, because the counter powers which should be informing have become the tools of manipulation that serve economical interests, The Iceberg questions our psychic freedom and the violence of human relationships inducted by the deep feeling of injustice that is spreading throughout our societies.
The shows of L’Eolienne aim to question reality and the world around us. Using circus and choreographic techniques, they are about the human of today, in his own environment and time.
Since 1999, Florence Caillon has been developping an original approach of the acro-choreographic movement by mixing circus techniques and dancing movements, she calls it "choreographed circus". She is not that interested in traditionnal circus performances, prefering other less sensational and competitive forms of body movements. This research in new body movements is explored on newly invented circus apparatus, or using the traditionnal apparatus differently. In that way she creates the technique of “staffs” in 1998.
The use of voices in all sorts of ways (talking, wispering, singing...), the importance given to music, and the links to the world of cinema are also a particularity of the work in the company.
The performers are at the center of the process of creation. A reliable group of circus and dance artists are part of the acro-choreographic research of the company, as they build a common choreographic language together from their individual techniques, which is enriched by every participant.
Tireless eclectic Florence Caillon shares her time between the artistic direction of L’Eolienne and music composing for television, cinema, and live performances.
After Polar Cirque (1999) Séquences(2002), Jardins d’Eden provisoirement (2005), Uncabared (2005) and Marie-Louise (2007), The Iceberg is the 6th show created by the company.
The company L’Eolienne has partnerships with le Ministère de la Culture-Drac de Haute-Normandie (French Ministry of Arts and Culture), and with le Conseil Régional de Haute-Normandie. It is supported by le Conseil Général de Seine-Maritime and la Ville de Rouen (local institutions and city council).