Le Cirque Invisible
by Victoria Chaplin and Jean Baptiste Thierrée
Victoria Chaplin and Jean Baptiste Thiérrée are the performers, the fantasists, the magicians, the acrobats, clowns, the musicians of this circus. She, more perfect, dance on the tightrope, he launches into a breathtaking pirouettes with ropes and riding unicorns chairs, turns into a beautiful woman-orchestra, performing an amazing concert for glasses, pans and spoons. Together make animals appear from nowhere and become a little rabbit in a giant rabbit. Aided by props, small pets, portraying love bikes. And when Jean Baptiste Thiérrée does stunts with soap bubbles and then hits them with a hammer and the bubbles sound like bells in celebration, Le cirque invisible shows how the spell can transform the reality of things.
The simplicity and imagination are the basic ingredients of these two artists who run Europe and the world and have created this theatrical genre, the "cirque nouveau", then all that has generated more contemporary phenomena such as Cirque du Soleil. Le Cirque Invisible is the grace and lightness that is of enchantment, in which the public can rediscover a long holiday and share equally with the children. The macchinerie stage with their deliberate simplicity, the animals are ducks and tigers, and magic bags that come from multi-colored objects magically become more familiar but are always there to suggest the possibility of a magical escape from reality. A circus perfect, but only imagined. Apparently made by just two. In reality, created with the complicity of the audience who participate in the creation kidnapped. Believing.
Sixth daughter of comedian and filmmaker genius Charlie Chaplin and Oona O'Neill Chaplin. With her husband Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée created Le Cirque Bonjour, and Le Cirque Imaginaire, later Le Cirque Invisible, a modern circus, some say the inspiration for the Cirque du Soleil. Their son James Thiérrée attended as a child of parents to the circus and later founded his own theater company. Their second daughter Aurelia is also an actress.
Jean Baptiste Thiérrée
Actor for Resnais (Muriel, time of return), Planchon, Peter Brook, Fellini (The Clowns) creates the "nouveau cirque" in 1971. Painter, sculptor, and also a writer: in his book La Folie Polaire (Lume edition, 2007) expresses her passion for Polaire a Parisian music hall star of the early '900, very close to Colette and Willy.