"It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you." - Eric Roth
After spending the last four years using their knowledge as circus performers to create circus videos, Summer Hubbard and Raphael Herault from the company Double Take - Cinematic Circus, now use their knowledge as filmmakers to create the company’s first outdoor circus show called “Jump Cut.”
Inspired by movie directors like Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam, Jump Cut will dive into the lives, and living room, of Summer and Raphael providing a surrealistic perspective on how they go through, and get through, this life together.
Innovative and ambitious, Summer and Raphael have called upon experts in the fields of engineering, electronics, mechanics, welding, puppetry, and more in order to bring this new, and surreal show, to life.
Picture this: an oversized [acrobatic] couch that turns; an oversized lamp/aerial structure that is completely self-standing; a miniature electric train that rolls around the perimeter of the stage which can be mounted; a large dragon puppet that breathes smoke; and a surround sound system. A scenography full of unexpected surprises and fit for the imagination.
With the use of symbolism, paradoxes, and distorted proportions combined with their unique language of acrobatics and cinematography, Summer and Raphael want to create a show that gives the sensation of dreaming while awake. A show that travels through time and space. A show where value is placed on the simplest of moments and poetry in the most tragic of ones. They want to take the public on their personal, and private adventure.
In order to achieve this, Summer and Raphael will use different cinematic techniques like the use of a screenplay, filming effects, and editing effects while simultaneously using different circus techniques like trampoline, aerial hoop, hand-to-hand, floor acrobatics, and chinese pole. All of this brought to life by their unique scenography, the pair aim to create a sort of acrobatic “pas de deux” that moves fluidly from one technique to the other all the meanwhile serving the show’s screenplay. A harmonious blend of circus and cinema on the stage but without the use of projections.
Imagine that for around 45 minutes the dreamlike living room of Summer and Raphael will rest in the middle of the public space and provide an inside look into what really happens behind [their] closed doors. A mashup of events lived and/or dreamt that creates a world where things may not always be as they seem. A personal invitation for the public to go on this journey with them. To go directly into the storm with them. To fall and get back up with them. To dream with them.
A show and experience fit for all ages and imaginations!
- Currently in creation
- Premiere spring 2021
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