A German-French collective of dancers, acrobats and ropes causes our modern conception of the world to sway:
What is human, animal, plant, creature, object, where does the game end, where does the danger begin…?
The extremely physical and highly visual production interweaves multi-layer soundscapes with animal studies, mythical rituals and giddy trance dances. Corps Étrangers establishes a cosmos, both poetic and bizarre that is beyond distinct attribution.
The dancers lauched into a visually stunning blend of acrobatics and dance, twirling gracefully from the three ropes hanging from the auditorium ceiling. (…) As the laughter of the audience was overpowered by applause, the siren call of anarchy triumphed briefly over the reassuring straightjacket of civilization. (India Stoughton, The Daily Star)
Humor, poetry, fantasy, appreciation for acting and the queer, fantastical and bizarre of a performance which ultimately puts a stop to any conventions and preformed movement - among men who run riot and under the impassionate direction of a choreographer who has no constraints. (Edgar Davidian, L’Orient LE JOUR)
Thiersch´s choreography is visually powerful, brilliantly composed anarchy. […] What remains if the human overcomes the restrictive mechanisms of civilization? Power, weightlessness. And freedom.
(Renee Wieder, Rheinische Post)
Thiersch constructs profound scenes, reveals the circus of evolution as a nouveau cirque masquerade between totem and taboo, travesty and animism. […] The best moments mark an alternative draft to the disenchantment of the world, using a magic that is only inherent to genuine art. (Steffen Georgi, Leipziger Volkszeitung)
„Physically intense, at no time a tension decrease, highly precise until the tiniest movement, the whole staging sends out into a strangeness of the wild, of the world and of time: impossible to credit it with sufficient superlatives. (...)An anarchic-archaic universe opens up, whose savvy and virtuosity blows up any chain of association. (Tobias Prüwer, Kreuzer)
The result is entirely interconnected, an interplay between a talented ensemble of two dancers and three acrobats, combined with brilliant staging and music, seems to reveal what human element remains in the face of a threatening, anarchic environment and the disappearance of civilisation. (Nelida Nassar, Arts&Culture TODAY)