• Photo: Toinet

  • Photo: Toinet

  • Photo: Toinet

La Syncope du 7

The first creation from this young, gravity-defying contemporary group mixed up a heady cocktail of contemporary circus and dance with live music from an onstage DJ/musician.

Directed by Fatou Traoré (previously seen with Alain Platel’s Ballet C de la B) performers are propelled through the air by a huge, centre-stage trampoline.  La Syncope du 7  also features aerial work at its most original and acrobatics that make you want to dance. A big, raw, beautiful, hugely enjoyable show.

Created in 2001, La Syncope du 7   played 157 times across Europe, Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong) and Australia.

Part of BITE:03 at the Barbican


  • 'They play and fly and make you think that you could play and fly, too. Let go, cut free, soar… but the danger is real, not acted, as they artfully remind us that living is a life-threatening activity but you can survive it.'

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 25 April 2003

  • 'La Syncope du 7 was one of the finest and most exhilarating examples of the genre [Circus Performance] I've been privileged to experience.'

    Jackie Fletcher, British Theatre Guide, April 2003