A choreographic juggling act, Cooperatzia invites the audience into a world populated by colonels, fish and other beasts whose codes seem to be a mere reflection of reality.
G.Bistaki transforms the landscape, diverting the objects handled: canal tiles and handbags become elements of decor or costume accessories.
A comical and salient version of La Cigale et la Fourmi (The Cicada and the Ant), Cooperatzia laid the foundations of what was to become Bistakia’s artistic identity: the subtle alchemy between the manipulation of objects, physical theatre and in situ performance.
After 10 years of extensive touring around the world, the show will celebrate its final performance in September 2022.
A work of virtuosity, the result of a singular research on the object in its relationship to space, movement and light. […] In the dialogue with the place, a total art is created, enjoyable and full of surprises.
Thomas HahnLa Stradda
By exploiting the body-object-space relationship to the extreme, the G.Bistaki collective has produced one of the most beautiful shows of recent years.
Circ Que O! • L’Usine, lieu conventionné dédié́ aux arts de la rue – Tournefeuille • Mix’art Myrys – Toulouse • Espace Périphérique – Paris • Association Regards et Mouvements – Usson en Forez • La Petite Pierre – Jegun
La Pépinière des Arts du Cirque Toulousaine, dispositif mutualisé Lido-Grainerie • La Préfecture de la Région Midi-Pyrénées – DRAC Danse • Le Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées • The Spain-France-Andorra Territorial Cooperation Programme • Terréal