AMER & ÀFRICA CIRC CIA.
After 5 years of training and creating 3 short circus pieces, Amer and Àfrica present the result of the newest and biggest adventure: the creation of ENVÀ. A 40-50 min outdoor show where they put all they have learned and all they still have to learn about their relationship as a flyer and base, and also their artistic curiosities.
They are in an important moment of definition of their way of understanding circus arts. With Bunkai piece (premiered in Trapezi of Reus 2015) they started to find their style that’s dynamic, original, and with touches of humour. In this point all their background as technique and investigation asks for a longer piece, that’s why they put in ENVÀ lots of ideas they have done in this lasts years.
Working on BLOCK for Nofitstate Circus -a pioneering contemporary circus company in the UK, founded 30 years ago, and Motionhouse -a leading UK contemporary dance company, founded in 1988. Amer and Àfrica have learnt different ways of working, creating and understanding circus. Waking up their desire to have their own adventure, the first big project of the company. Amer also took part of the creation of «En Attendant la Suite» the new show of the French circus company “La main s’affaire” Àfrica has worked in 19th winter circus in Ateneu popular de 9 Barris with a circus company called Colectivo Tierra in a show called F.I.R.A.
Between 250kg of straw and 125kg of human mass, two people play around through the movement, balance, humour and composition of space, exploring the peculiarities of human relationships.
ENVÀ (in Catalan) is a thin wall that is constructed to separate spaces.
People often build mental walls that protect us from a serious emotional danger regarding others. We spend our lives looking for a way to free ourselves and all we need is to knock that wall down. The wall doesn’t let us fully feel and communicate without barriers.