[ Premiere November 2019 ]
SOMOS transposes sign language into an acrobatic language, and the result is a rare moment of beauty that unites us all.
SOMOS means "WE ARE" in Spanish: we are together, and we are individuals. We are many and we are alone.
Taking texts translated into sign language as their starting point, the six performers have devised a “sign dance”, transposing these gestures into the language of acrobatics. The piece is a response to sign language, itself created so everyone could understand each other, but which is only used by a minority of people.
This work expresses the beauty and challenge of uniting people – through effort, discipline, trust, support and dedication.
On the knife edge between circus and dance, the company El Nucleo brings us SOMOS, a joyful and resolute expression of humanity.
Audience: 7 years + for public performances / 8 years + for schools performances
Running time: 65 minutes
Team Directed by Wilmer Marquez Associate director: Edward Aleman
Wilmer Marquez, Edward Aleman, Cristian Forero, Jonathan Frau, Jimmy Lozano, Diego Ruiz Moreno
Production Stage Management and sound design: Laurent Lecoq
Music: Butch Mc Koy
Light Design: Elsa Revol
Light Operator: Kamel Bouchakour
Costume: Marie Meyer
Touring company 6 performers + 2 crew + 1 Tour Manager Executive production
Executive production and tour management: Fanny Fauvel and Mathilde Leclercq
Tour Administrator: Isabelle Van Daele
Photo credits: Sylvain Frappat
Espace Jean Vilar, Ifs (14)
La Ville de Caen (14)
Le Carré Magique, PNAC de Lannion (22)
L’Agora, PNAC de Boulazac (24)
La Brèche, PNAC de Cherbourg Octeville (50)
L’Orcca, Région Champagne Ardenne (51) Le Polaris, Corbas (69)
Atelier 231, Sotteville-les Rouen (76)
Le CDN de haute Normandie (76)
Cirque théâtre d’Elbeuf, PNAC d’Elbeuf (76)
Théâtre les 3T, Châtellerault (86)
La Drac Normandie
La Région Normandie
Le Conseil départemental de Seine Maritime
With the support of Espace Germinal, Fosses (95)
The El Nucleo Company receives support for all its activities from la Région Normandie (the Normandy Region) of France