People stand on a moving platform to keep balance. © M2
10 - 12 May 2023
The agency of each and every individual is often forgotten, even in democracies. Yoann Bourgeois reminds of this responsibility with the work Democracy. The French artist and choreographer haseen creating original physical devices for years – in this case a moving platform mounted on a balanced central point.

Interacting with the device creates a strong sensory experience. Festival visitors are invited to coordinate their movements with one another, take hold of trust and find balance together: what does the idea of democracy feel like in our bodies?

However, it is not only about this moment of experience, but also about observation and identification. Bourgeois’s devices play with the universal forces which work between people and space. Thus visitors gain an experience of self-efficacy and reveal their links with nature.

Restricted number of participants, not barrier-free, registration at event required 

With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture

Logo: Französische Republik + Institut Francais


Conceived by Yoann Bourgeois
Artistic mediation: Alice Barbosa
Engineering: C3 Sud-Est / Nicolas Picot
Technical manager: Nicolas Anastassiou
Stage manager: Gwilherm Bevan

Co-production CCN2 / coproduction Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque de Marseille PACA (Archaos/Pôle National Cirque) & Fondation BNP Paribas.

Produced by Yoann Bourgeois Art Company
Yoann Bourgeois Art Company is financed by Drac Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication


Portrait Yoann Bourgeois © Mohamed Athamna, CPBFilms
Portrait Alice Barbosa © Alice Barbosa
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