Juan Ignacio Tula / Cie 7BIS


Argentina, France
Recommended audience age 7+
Attention! Flashing stroboscope light is used in the show.
Duration: 30 min

With “Instante”, circus artist and dancer Juan Ignacio Tula explores the metaphoric possibilities of the Cyr wheel. Through an exchange of forces and counterweights between the metal wheel and his body, in the expression of this centrifugal force, he opens a terrain of possibilities. The simplicity of the gyrating, repetitive movement creates a state of exhaustion in his body, and from the blindness generated by constantly spiraling action, there arises a survival instinct; the body is engaged completely, arriving at a point where time and space border on the infinite. Instante materializes a journey to the center of ourselves, leading us to the brink of hypnosis, disrupting our relationship to time, and offering himself as a mirror to reify our humanity. An unforgettable, captivating experience.

As a circus artist and dancer, Juan Ignacio Tula established the independent company in Lyon, France in 2019 after developing his personal work at MPTA-Mathurin Bolze’s company between 2015 and 2019. He researches on the Cyr wheel device and reflects on the cooperation practices between Europe and South America in the promotion of the circus practices. 

  • Lighting
    Jérémie Cusenier
  • Music
    Gildas Céleste
  • Costume design
    Sigolène Petey
  • Technical manager
    Estelle Lembert arba Célia Idir
  • Production
    Triptyque Production – Andréa Petit-Friedrich
  • Administration
    Anne Delépine
  • Thanks to
    Compagnie Les mains, les pieds et la tête
  • Residencies and coproductions
    Espace Périphérique, Parc de La Villette – Mairie de Paris; MA scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard; Le Festival UtoPistes en partenariat su Les Nouvelles Subsistances ir la Maison de la danse, Lyon

Festival tickets are available at 

Ticket price – 25,50 Eur

Pupils, students, seniors, persons with disabilities receive a 20% discount. At the entrance please show the document with your ID for this price category.

Attention! Flashing stroboscope light is used in the show.

Accessible for people with reduced mobility and impaired hearing.

When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such.

Past events

July 29 (Saturday) 20:00
July 30 (Sunday) 20:00