125 BPM is a shaken equilibrium of Time. A shattered metronome.
Somewhere between the cosmic forces of bodies lauched into orbit & a precarious relation between two human beings, the show leads the artists to turn, breath, fall, catch up & search for a new equilibrium, together.
Jean-Baptiste & Robin travel in search of Time, this primal force that guides their discipline, the Cyr Wheel, toward a harmonious balance of moving forms.
As our experience of Time is shaped by the movement of the planets, so is the movement of the Cyr Wheel bound to its natural pace of 125 BPM*.
What happens when this harmonious equilibrium breaks down ? When every movement suddenly stops ? Are they capable of maintaining their balance ? Of finding a new one ?
* Beats Per Minute
Duo André Leo was founded in 2012 when Jean-Baptiste André & Robin Leo met at Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque [ESAC] in Brussels. The wish to explore new possibilities with their common apparatus, the Cyr Wheel, led them to create a duo.
Together, they took part in the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris where they won the bronze medal, Young Stage Festival in Basel where they took silver, as well as a Cirque Monti tour, in addition to participating in many other galas and events in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland & Japan.
After more than 600 shows of the same short act, they developped the desire to create a longer piece that would push their research with the Cyr Wheel further, while also incorporating other circus disciplines (acrobatics, lifts, …).
These are the origins of 125BPM.
Inspirés par les univers de Samuel Beckett et de Lisbeth Gruwez, Jean-Baptiste André et Robin Leo brandissent l'humour comme arme suprême pour casser le mur entre les spectateurs et le public.
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