Rhizome – Chloé Moglia


Free entrance
Duration: 25 min.

As blue as the sky, and tenacious
because that’s how it stays that way

Alone, perched 6 meters off the ground, Fanny Austry, a “suspensive” artist, creates a hybrid of the evanescent tranquility of aerial suspension, with the somewhat jerky dynamics of the dance of risk, in which such excess is centered around contemplation. Moving through and on top of a “structure-sculpture,” like a fragment of an ideogram, she shares with us a moment outside time, accompanied by the electric score of the composer Marielle Chatain, whose music is dense, powerful. On the ground or up in the air, not a second is lost of the rhythms and beats of the world.

A performance artist, Chloé Moglia has integrated her martial arts practice into her artistic journey and has focused specifically in her pieces on the idea of suspension. She promotes the ideas of embodied thought as well as a sensitive corporality, focusing her attention and acuity by linking her physical practice to her reflective process and her sensitivity.

This is how she juggles weightlessness and her confrontation with empty space, the void – in her multiple aerial experiments. Her solo and collective creations, generating their own internal logic – including playing with bodies, slo-mo and slowness, the laws of physics, and vertigo. Implementing both a cognizance of risk and of fear as the basis for her pieces and performance pieces, Chloé Moglia has an astonishing yet fragile mastery of her subject.

She has been the artistic director of Rhizome since its founding in 2009.

Chloé Moglia is an Associated Artist at Les Tombées de la Nuit in Rennes and at Le Théâtre de Lorient, centre dramatique national.

Fanny Austry started hanging upside down quite early in her life. She trained in cloud swing rope walking at the National Center for Circus Arts. She then decided she wanted to expand her movement vocabulary to include more dance, so paused her training to study in Maguy Marin’s CCN program, a course called “From performer to creator.” She then returned to her circus studies, focusing on techniques linking floor and aerial work and working with different aesthetic points of view, participating in creations by companies such as Cahin-Caha, Galapiat and Inouïe. She has been collaborating on Rhizome’s creations since 2014, in Aléas, Rhizikon and La Spire.

August 8 (Thursday)
  • Artistic direction:
    Chloé Moglia
  • Suspension:
    Fanny Austry
  • With the collaboration of:
    Anna Le Bozec, Mélusine Lavinet-Drouet, O Pelpel, Mathilde Van Volsem ir Marielle Chatain
  • Music:
    Marielle Chatain
  • Sound engineer:
    Edouard Bonan
  • Set design:
    „Rhizome“ komanda
  • Conception and execution of the ideogram structure:
    Eric Noël ir Silvain Ohl
  • Costume design:
    Clémentine Monsaingeon
  • General management:
    Hervé Le Dorlot
  • Stage management:
    Nicolas Bibier-Cocatrix, Evan Bourdin, Haroun Chehata arba Loïc Jouanjan „Rhizome“ administravimas ir produkcija: Lucie Vignal, Marie Chénard, Mélissa Guey, Pauline Merdy
  • Touring:
    Florence Bourgeon
  • Production (2021):
  • Special thanks:
    Sarah Cosset
  • Partners, coproductions, residencies:
    La Passerelle, Scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc (22) ; Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire (44) ; Le Carré Magique Lannion, Pôle national cirque en Bretagne (22) ; Le Théâtre de Cornouaille, Scène nationale de Quimper (29) ; Scène nationale de l’Essonne, Agora-Desnos (91) ; Trio…S, Scène de territoire pour les arts de la piste à Inzinzac-Lochrist (56) ; EPCC Scènes du Golfe, Théâtre Vannes-Arradon (56) With support from the RADAR network (Le Fourneau, CNAREP en Bretagne / La Loggia / Région Bretagne)
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility and impaired hearing.
  • The event will be photographed and filmed.