Oli Pinchbeck

英国/ England
Oli started juggling 15 years ago, and it took him a long time to realise that all this was more than just a hobby. Training 3 to 5 balls alongside contact juggling, he lived in China between 2007 and 2010 studying taiji and qigong in Beijing at the Milun School of Traditional Kungfu.
He is passionate about interaction, improvisation, group work and dancing. His workshop series at Dali Flow Festival will cover a variety of aspects that he considers fundamental to multiperson practice, mainly focussed on having fun.

WORKSHOPS

The Calm Inside
Contact juggling solo and with partners – we will explore some classic combinations with dance forms both alone and with a partner, including waving, tutting and contact dance. We will also look at long path body rolls and soft transfers.
Dance 101 (or How to have fun at a dance party)
People often feel inhibited to dance, for all sorts of reasons. We will explore a variety of fundamentals from contemporary dance, hip hop, and dance partnering through games and bouncing to loud music.
Milun 5 Elements Qigong
A short qigong sequence from the Milun School of Kungfu focussing on calmness, relaxation and expansion.

Companie Monad

Monad is a juggling and dance company created in 2018 by Van-Kim Tran and Cyrille Humen.

Van-Kim Tran | Juggler and dancer
A graduate in engineering, and self-taught juggler, Van-Kim trained at the Lomme circus school.
He has professionally practiced contemporary dance, buto and dervish dance, with Carolyn Carlson, Jean-Daniel Fricker and Ziya Azazi. He wrote a contact juggling and buto solo “Solstice” in 2014.
Until 2017, he was part of the company Defracto, with whom he wrote the show “Dystonie”.

Cyrille Humen | Juggler and dancer
A self-taught juggler and dancer, Cyrille’s juggling is notably physical and acrobatic.
In 2016, with Van-Kim, they organized and participated in a self-managed training and juggling workshop series with the Faaac (Alternative and self-managed program for circus arts).
After performing his pieces around the world, he now works with the circus company, Acrojou (England) beginning with their creation in 2018.

Eric Longequel | Director
Awarded the silver medal at the “Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain“, Eric is a founding member of the company Ea Eo, with which he created “M2“ and “All the Fun“. With the company Defracto, he wrote “Flaque“. Since 2016, he has worked with Jay Gilligan on “How to Welcome the Aliens“, the show which will be performed when aliens land on Earth.
He has contributed as a director to the performances “Dystonie“ (Defracto), “Loop“ (Stoptoï) and “I have no legs, I have wings“ (Tau).
In 2018, he has received the SACD juggling creation award.

Everything starts with a Yin moment…

Yin

In this performance, we will contradict ourselves
We will seek to make the invisible visible,
To share what’s happening inside with the outside.
We will make silence resonate
and share a taste of eternity in less than an hour. Bodies will constantly turn. And yet, at times, they will be still. In this duet, we will be three.
Juggling will be present.

Exploring the Yin-Yang

In this performance of juggling and dance, two bodies whirl. They will bring you in a modern trance, their choreography setting the rhythm of the hypnosis.

曹凯/Cao Kai

中国/ China

Working at Chinese Acrobatic Troupe since 2011. Cao kai is specialised in juggling bouncing balls, his highest record is up to ten balls, which make him the highest record holder for hands skills.  His solo performance “Tap Dance. Ball Skill” has visited more than 60 countries so far; representing China in various domestic and international cultural performances and acrobatic arts festivals, and won numerous awards.

Workshops

 

  • Getting started with tap dancing (90mins) :
    Liberate your feet and experience the fun of tapping with your feet
  • Basic bouncing ball experience (90mins) :
    Using the ball in your hand to bounce back and forth, you can feel the concentration of the ball at the moment and explore the role of reflex nerves in our daily life.
  •  Juggling dance  with hands and feet (90mins) :
    Combining the practise of the first two sessions, in the third session, I will let everyone start with 2 balls. Experiencing juggling while tapping with your feet.

 

Van-Kim Tran

法国/ France

A graduate in engineering, and self-taught juggler, Van-Kim trained at the Lomme circus school.
He has professionally practiced contemporary dance, buto and dervish dance, with Carolyn Carlson, Jean-Daniel Fricker and Ziya Azazi. He wrote a contact juggling and buto solo “Solstice” in 2014. Until 2017, he was part of the company Defracto, with whom he wrote the show “Dystonie”.

Van-Kim and Cyrille Humen created in 2018 the juggling and dance Companie “Monad”. They will present their first creation “Yin”, a 20 minutes performance mixing objects manipulation and  dervish dance, a show not to be missed. For more infos, check out their page : Cie Monad.

Workshops

– Dervish danse
– Daily Tai chi
– Introduction to psychological types of C. G. Jung.

Performance video : “Solstice”

 

Cyrille Humen

France/ 法国

A self-taught juggler and dancer, Cyrille ’s juggling is notably physical and acrobatic.
In 2016, with Van-Kim, they organised and participated in a self-managed training and juggling workshop series with the Faaac (Alternative and self-managed program for circus arts).
After performing his pieces around the world, he now works with the circus company, Acrojou (England).

Cyrille and Van-Kim Tran created in 2018 the juggling and dance Companie “Monad”. They will present their first creation “Yin”, a 20 minutes performance mixing objects manipulation and  dervish dance, a show not to be missed. For more infos, check out their page : Cie Monad.

Workshops

  • Exploration and practice of body tricks for 3 balls juggling (2x2hours)
  • Exploration and practice of body rolls (2x2hours)

3 balls juggling

Contact Juggling

Poi: Contact & Swing

Cie les invendus

Guillaume Cachera & Nicolas Paumier

France/ 法国

Created in 2016, the company is the fruit of a long collaboration.

Their friendship, enriched by many trips abroad, where they shared and developed their common passion: Juggling!

They have created various shows of short and long forms in France, Europe and South America.

To this relational dynamic has been added the will to improve and deepen their knowledge, both technical and theoretical, through professional training. These multiple experiences now nourish their work, their desire for expression.

A springtime creation and a summer tour allowed them to confirm their technical language:  “juggled movement”.

Through this two-person work and the questioning essential to its evolution, they question the human relationship: the other as an indispensable partner for self-realization.

Today, they do not need to talk to understand each other anymore! This duo is an obvious and they wish more than anything to share with their audience moments of humor, bearers of sense and generators of emotions.

For more individual artists info please go on their website:

https://www.cielesinvendus.com/

WORKSHOPS

  • Juggling workshop (2x 1,5 hours):
    – Partner work (contact, movements, connexion)
    – Work on the juggling movement
    – Personal researches linked with their method
    – How to write down a sequence
  • Group composition (2 hours)