Abscisse is about vertical and horizontal lines. It is about elevation and overthrow. It is inspired by the cycle of life, by the continuous demolition and renewal of life.

For this show we bring into play three performers, three aluminum leaders, ropes and few wooden pieces.

This construction is based on tensegrity (term coined by R. Buckminster Fuller). Tensegrity is a structural principle based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension. Increased lightness and stability are the characteristics of such structures.

Directed by   Jordi Galí

Created and played by   Jordi Galí, Jérémy Paon, Lea Helmstädter
Create also with   Silvère Simon

Duration   45 minutes

Premiere    2012
Production   Arrangement Provisoire, extrapole
Coproductions   L’Abattoir – Centre National des Arts de la Rue (Chalon-sur-Saône, France), Les Ateliers Frappaz – Centre National des Arts de la Rue (Villeurbanne, France), Château Rouge – Cultural Center (Annemasse, France), Derrière le Hublot (Capdenac, France)
Supported by   L’Espace Périphérique – Parc de la Villette (Paris), Ramdam – Centre de Ressources Artistiques (Lyon, Fance)