• Compagnie Non Nova: Vortex

    Compagnie Non Nova, Vortex | Photo: J. L. Beaujault

    Programmed alongside the young-audiences version L'Après-midi d'un Foehn, Compagnie Non Nova's Vortex is a dark identity fable that touches on the conflict between the interior and exterior self, the pain of longing, perhaps even the nature of the spirit itself. In flat circus terms, you could say it's a juggling show – the artist Phia Ménard continues her quest to 'juggle the unjuggleable' by working with wind, and a ring of fans circles the stage to animate an unlikely and quite beautiful flock of plastic bag dancers – but it's a piece that ditches conventional technique to express itself with what you could call a circus instinct.

    Read Sideshow's review of Vortex, or article about previous Compagnie Non Nova production P.P.P.