chita project "the thing in itself" (CA)
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9. – 11.8.2022 I 8.00 pm
Two figures constantly remodel a space evocative of an artificial, manufactured landscape. Between contemplation and chaos, powered by an intriguing electronic soundscape, "Chita" guides us through a fragile world, which shifts between synchronicity and syncopation, harmony and dissonance.
The duo's movements testify to a powerful and virtuoso sensitivity, carried by a meaningful physical language between intimacy and tension. Together the two artists build an innovative acrobatic vocabulary, infused by their deep immersion in combat sports. They gravitate towards evolving forms which demonstrate a fluid and versatile relationship in constant evolution.
Chita Project embodies the perfect symbiosis of breathtaking partner acrobatics, the enchanting aesthetics of martial arts and a delicate sense of space and sound design. Their extraordinary physicality and creativity convinced us to follow the Canadian duo for three years and to invite them for their world premiere to Berlin Circus Festival.
Anna Kichtchenko is trained as a contortionist and Pablo Pramparo as a juggler. In their shared practice, they aim to expand acrobatic virtuosity by seeking new physical approaches, focusing on the sensitive potentials of movement which emerge at the intersection of their circus disciplines. After graduating at National circus school of Montreal and Arena circus school in Buenos Aires, the two have been working together and individually in various companies like 7fingers or Cirque du Soleil all over the world. Chita is their first original creation and we are proud to welcome them at Berlin Circus Festival for their world premiere.
Special thanks to Nicolas Cantin, Maria Kefirova, Emile Pineault, Ana Capelluto, Maxim Laurin.
Creation residencies La Central del Circ - Barcelona | La TOHU cité des arts de cirque | Kalabante studio | Cirque du Soleil dance studio | Lucie Gregoire’s dance studio, Studios Solidaire Diagramme Gestion Culturelle | les 7 Doigts de la main | D’arts et des reves | Espace GO
With the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Council for the Arts