"Santa Madera" is an intoxicating, visually stunning trio that draws the audience into the world of fraternal rivalry, friendship and indigenous spirituality. The Cyr-Wheel, a circular metal prop, acts as the third partner in the trio and establishes with its relentless circularity the breathtaking aesthetics of the piece. Virtuously dancing and spinning weightlessly, the two artists tell a moving story of fraternity, violence, forgiveness, and tolerance.
"Santa Madera" has its origins in South America, among the indigenous peoples and uses poetic imagery and symbolism of ancestral rituals that were used to drive away evil spirits and celebrate the bonds that united the community.
Under the benevolent eyes of Mathurin Bolze and Séverine Chavrier, a masterful choreography emerged, in which the clever soundscape and the irresistible visuals of the piece create an unyielding pull that releases the audience only well after the piece.
Juan Ignacio Tula et Stefan Kinsman created their first piece "Somnium" in 2015 after completing their studies at the National Circus School in France. Mathurin Bolze and his renowned company MPTA (The Hands, Feet and also the Head) quickly took them in and since then the two artists have been on a world tour with the new creation "Santa Madera".