Sans Objet

Aurélien Bory · FR

13 Oct · 9pm

Rivoli · Grande Auditório

70' · M12

© Aglae Bory
© Aglae Bory
© Aglae Bory

With Nicolas Lourdelle, Pierre Cartonnet

Design, scenography and direction Aurélien Bory

Creation of roles Olivier Alenda, Pierre Cartonnet

Creation programmer Tristan Baudoin

Music Joan Cambon

Light design Arno Veyrat

Artistic collaboration Pierre Rigal

Director's assistant Sylvie Marcucci

Sound design Stéphane Ley

Costumes Sylvie Marcucci

Set design and construction Pierre Dequivre

Screen accessoires Frédéric Stoll

Scenic painting Isadora de Ratuld

Masks Guillermo Fernandez

General technic Arno Veyrat

Sound technic Stéphane Ley

Light technic Mallory Duhamel

Stage manager Stéphane Chipeaux-Dardé

Head of production Florence Meurisse

Production manager Clément Séguier-Faucher

Logistic manager Justine Cailliau Konkoj

Press Plan Bey Agency

Production Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory

Co-production ThéâtredelaCité - CDN Toulouse Occitanie, Théâtre Vidy - Lausanne, Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, La Coursive - Scène nationale - La Rochelle, Agora - Pôle national des arts du cirque de Boulazac-Aquitaine, Le Parvis - Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Scène nationale

Residency ThéâtredelaCité - CDN Toulouse Occitanie

With the support of London International Mime Festival, L'Usine, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l'espace public – Tournefeuille Toulouse Métropole

Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory is under funding agreement with the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs Occitanie / French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Region Occitanie / Pyrénées - Méditerranée and the City council of Toulouse. It is supported by the Departmental Council of the Haute-Garonne.

Aurelien Bory and his Compagnie 111 present an insight on the bond between man and machine. Two men and a platform inhabited by an industrial robotic arm – this is where this high precision (bio) mechanical play takes place.

The pertinence of the questions put by Sans Objet is obtained in a way in which it is possible to observe with poetry and even with some humour the development of practices going back to the early vanguard, a time when machine and body fused with art and politics.



Aurélien Bory was born in 1972, in Colmar, France. He attended Physics courses at the University of Strasbourg. These studies took him to work in the field of Architectural Acoustics. In 1995, he takes leave from his science path and gets in the creation studio of the Lido, Centre des arts du cirque in Toulouse. The artist Mladen Materic, whom he met at Théâtre Garonne, introduced him to the acting crafts. From 1998 to 2000, Bory joined the Materic's theater group, Théâtre Tatoo.

In 2000, he founded Compagnie 111 in Toulouse. He develops a «physical theatre» singular and hybrid, a crossbreeding of different arts (circus, dance, visual art, and music).

From La trilogie sur l'espace, founding project marked by the collaboration with new-yorker Phil Soltanoff, to his last creation aSH (2018), and Espæce (2016) created for the 70th edition of Festival d'Avignon, his repertoire of eleven creations is played in prestigious theatres in France and overseas.

Aurélien Bory is supported by a number of theatres, namely by the TNT – Théâtre National de Toulouse and the Grand T théâtre de Loire-Atlantique in Nantes where he was an associate artist from 2011 to 2016. His questioning on space took him to explore new scenes and to invest in new artistic areas such as architecture, urbanism or visual arts. His reflection on space has been pursued with the artistic and architectural prefiguration of the former Théâtre de la Digue as a project to rethink a place for the performing arts.



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