Joli Vyann’s first major indoor production fuses the energy of hand to hand acrobatics and Cyr wheel with graceful contemporary dance to create a captivating style of physical performance. Collaborating with French dance circus choreographer and musical composer, Florence Caillon, Stateless explores the topical subject of immigration, humanity and tolerance, taking audiences on an emotional journey into the lives and fate of people forced to leave their country of birth.
The soundtrack to Stateless includes spoken word exerts of real life interviews with refugees, which Joli Vyann have met and talked to about their experiences of displacement, and being torn away from their homes by political circumstances.
Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Co-Directors & Choreographers: Olivia Quayle & Jan Patzke
Performers: Olivia Quayle, Jan Patzke, James Williams & Ana Dias
Composer & Associate Choreographer : Florence Caillon
Lighting Design : Aideen Malone
Costume Design : Kate Rigby
Set Design & Creation : Hannah Coombe & Natalia Maslanka (Arts University Bournemouth)
Supported by Arts Council England
Stateless is produced by Turtle Key Arts. Co-commissioned by Activate Performing Arts as part of the PASS Circus Channel Project and The Point. Supported by La Brèche, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, National Centre for Circus Arts, Lighthouse Poole, Jacksons Lane, Shoreditch Town Hall and Pavilion Dance South West.
The PASS project was selected as part of the European cross-border cooperation programme Interreg IVA (Channel - France England) co-financed by the ERDF.