2016 Lineup

Compagnie Sacékripa (France)

Vu

January 20–24, 2016

Main Stage
Photo: Alexis Dore
Vu, Compagnie Sacékripa/Etienne Manceau, 2016 PuSh Festival

The world of circus artist Etienne Manceau is a strange, funny, scary place. It’s a place where newspapers can become claws; where small obsessions can make you crazy; where everyday objects appear in a new light as they’re touched, moved, transformed. Manceau’s performance is wordless, a blend of Object Theatre, clowning and what the artist calls “miniature circus.” It’s a mix that could only come from the mind of an eccentric. One thing this show is not is conventional.

Manceau worked for years as a juggler, and has had deep involvement in circus culture. This show, in which he performs alone, applies the comical ethos of the circus milieu to a work comprised of one man and his collection of everyday objects. It’s about a sensitive, meticulous man and his relationship with those objects—how he transforms them, and how in turn they affect him. The creator shows wit, wonderful dexterity and small-scale ingenuity in creating art out of the quotidian. In his comic mugging, his precise physical feats and sheer wackiness he calls upon the tradition of old-fashioned physical comedy. You’ll be amused, impressed and maybe a little spooked; the show is a lot of fun but, like all the most creative art, it reaches well beyond entertainment.

Ingenious…The effect of this minimalist show, a jewel polished to the highest detail, is for the audience to realise how maniacally they act each day of their life.

—Scena.ro Magazine
Vu, Compagnie Sacékripa/Etienne Manceau, 2016 PuSh Festival
Photo: Camille Chalain

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Venue

1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

When

January 20–24
45 minutes (no intermission)


12:30PM (January 20)
10:00AM & 12:30PM (January 21)
12:30PM & 8:00PM (January 22)
2:00PM & 8:00PM (January 23)
2:00PM (January 24)

Tickets

Matinees
$15 Children (15 years old and below)
$25 Regular (16 years old and above)

Evening
$31 Early bird / $36 Regular

Buy tickets via Ticketfly
Or call 604.449.6000

Eligible on the Youth Passport for advance sales and at the door.



PuSh Pass
Eligible on the PuSh Pass.


Extra

Recommended for children 8 years and older.

Post-show talk
January 20, 21, 22 (12:30PM), 23 (2:00PM)


Creator & Performer: Etienne Manceau | Outside Eye: Sylvain Cousin | Set Designer: Guillaume Roudot


Co-produced by Pronomade(s) en haute garonne, Centre national des arts de la rue, Le Samovar, Quelques Parts…Scene Rhone-Alpes | Supported through residencies at Circa, Pole national des arts du cirque, La Petite Pierre, L’Éspace catastrophe, Centre international de creation des arts du cirque, La Grainerie | Supported By Le Lido, Centre municipal des arts du cirque de Toulouse, L’Étéde Vaour

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