This is a solo.

There will be juggling inside.

There is no real beginning. We will simply begin by talking about Erik Åberg's definition of juggling, in an attempt to "dwell" [Vincent Focquet] with the audience.

After that, the material is organized to move further and further away from this definition, down to the ultimate essence of juggling: a jellyfish.

Sticks, rings, balls. Feathers, ice creams, pinwheels, badminton rackets.

Then catapults, vikings, soldiers, butterflies, chains.

Some other things nobody really knows where they are coming from.

As every good juggling solo, we will end with a dramatic death. 

And then we will continue.

Ironic, technical, original.

A "Folk Circus" [Jay Gilligan] style abstract collage of juggling explorations, shapes, colors, costumes, texts, video projections, sounds, electronic music and silence. And jokes. Lots of jokes. But nevertheless, very few laughs.

All presented in a situation of "hyper-proximity" with the public, implanted in the space that welcomes it.

Raw style.

Trying to write circus starting from it.

Creating with a "suprematist" [Kazimir Malevich] dramaturgical method based on the concept of "sensitivity" [Sebastian Kann], and probably failing.

The result of years of trying to be a better juggler, and always failing.

I fail a lot. In life. 

In general, I mean.

But this is not about failing. This is not about my life.

Hopefully, it will not be about volleyball either.

We will try to let the juggling decides what this is all about, 

treating the technicality as generator of "new shapes", and not "familiar signs" [Sebastian Kann].

Those were the objectives. 

Did we achieve all of this?




- january, 26-29 : "CUBI" act in Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Paris (FR)

- mai, 19-21 : première at Café Müller, Turin, thanks to blucinQue/Nice (IT)

- june, 6-7 : 30 minutes version at Nice festival, Chieri (IT)

- june, 10 : festival Barkacirq, Tarbes (FR)

- june, 17 : festival Terminal, Udine (IT)

- july, 14-15 : festival Ruggito delle Pulci, Savigliano (IT)

- july, 20-21 : festival Piazza di Circo, Mondovì (IT)

- august, 30-3 september : festival Mirabilia, Cuneo (IT) in discussion

- november, 17 : 7 Collines, Saint-Étienne (FR)

- november, 18 : théâtre de Cusset, Cusset (FR)


- june : Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow (IE) in discussion

@Andrea Macchia


Juggling + sound + writing : Carlo Cerato

Help 1: Federica Peirone

Help 2: Cyrille Roussial

Help 3: Niccolò Piccioli

Costumes: Françoise Léger

Light design assistant: Lou Morel

Friendly help: compagnia LAR, Virginia Tallone, Martina Monnicchi

Administration, production, diffusion: Collectif stp 


Coproductions :

BlucinQue/Nice (IT)

Circusnext (FR)

ECL - École de Cirque de Lyon (FR)


Officine Caos (IT)

Settimo Cielo Roma - Teatro La Fenice (IT)

Teatri di Vita (IT)

Resindencies :

Archipel 19 - Centre culturel de Berchem-Sainte-Agathe et de Koekelberg (BE)

Associazione Ideagorà (IT)

Centre culturel Wolubilis (BE)

Circusnext (FR)

Espace Catastrophe - Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE)

Officine Caos - Officine per lo Spettacolo e l'Arte Contemporanea (IT)

La Maison des Jonglages, Scène Conventionnée (La Courneuve) (FR)

Progetto Slip (IT)

Scuola di Cirko Vertigo (IT)

Settimo Cielo Roma - Teatro La Fenice (IT)

Teatri di Vita (IT)

UP - Circus & Performing Arts (BE)

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