Gaël Santisteva - ‘Talk Show’
© Lara Barsacq
Smells Like Circus

Gaël Santisteva

'Talk Show'
Thu 16.01
20:30 - 22:00
  • Thu 16.01
    20:30 - 22:00
    CAMPO Victoria (Fratersplein 7, 9000 Gent)

Disappointments & frustrations expressed, with a sense of humour & an absence of taboo

What does it feel like to live a life many consider out of date in today’s society? ‘Talk Show’ sheds a light on the eccentric profession of the circus artist. Reality is captured on stage: deceptions, euphoria, confessions and opinions are shared.

Different circus artists enter the arena. The stage - completely stripped of any scenery - offers a space to express disappointments and frustrations with a sense of humour and an absence of taboo. Gaël Santisteva moderates the conversation from the sidelines. Armed with a microphone and a mixing desk, he punctuates, comments and provokes debate. To avoid coming over as a staged performance, the topics are drawn randomly in real time.

“The challenge in this performance lies in the ability to be true, to say everything that one thinks, straightforward, but always with the aim of stimulating collective thinking. At a time where success is a collective obsession and recognition at all costs is glorified, I’d like to show mature artists’ bodies and question their value and richness of meaning.”

Gaël Santisteva

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Thu 16.01 - 20:30 CAMPO Victoria
€14 / 12 / 10 / 8
in collaboration with Circuscentrum & CAMPO
in English & French
age 16+

PODIUM
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Credits

with Gaël Santisteva & four of the following artists: Julien Fournier, Angéla Laurier, Ali Thabet, Mélissa Von Vépy, Jani Nuutinen, Julien Cassier, Caroline Obin - theme music Sam Serruys - sound engineer Antoine Delagoutte - artistic advice Lara Barsacq - production asbl Gilbert & Stock - with the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service du cirque, des arts forains et de la rue - coproduction Les Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels), La Verrerie d'Alès / Pôle National Cirque Occitanie, La maison de la culture de Tournai, Centre culturel du Brabant Wallon - artistic residences CIRCa pôle national des arts du cirque-Auch, Cie Happés - with the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International - thank you to Madeleine Santisteva, Henri Santisteva, Beniamin Boar, Elise Legros, Vincent Sterpin, Julie Nicod, Delphine Michel - image © Lara Barsacq, Beniamin Boar, Nicolas Van Caillie - in samenwerking met Circuscentrum & CAMPO -  with the support off the French embassy in Belgium 

 

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