Tsirihaka Harrivel and Vimala Pons have been working together since 2005 and know perfectly well just what the circus of today can be. Their latest production, GRANDE –, is a wildly contemporary show that combines the poetry of images with well-defined writing.
This circus finds its language in that of the Music Hall and variety entertainment – a show divided into a series of numbers (or “big” numbers) that are configured as a recital on the continuous change of the body and our imagination. GRANDE – is, in fact, a history of familiar objects, of love, of childhood, of dispute, of obsession.
The two performers on stage recite and react to the events unfolding amidst contradictions and adrenaline, intimacy and tension. Here, they are in an exuberant striptease in reverse or intent on using a simple pair of jeans to reach the highest of goals and to launch themselves on extremely steep slides. They perform in spite of everything and everyone and with all their strength, even to the point of ceasing to function. Because GRANDE – (faithfully with the dash) is a title to be contemplated through the gaze and the fun of the spectator.