French Rendezvous @ Tai Kwun – Excellence in Contemporary Circus

French Rendezvous @ Tai Kwun – Excellence in Contemporary Circus

Date & Time

13 May - 30 Jun, 2022 13.05 - 30.06.2022 (Online)
28.05.2022 | 3pm (On-site Screening)


Online / Laundry Steps


Free of charge


Presented by
French May Arts Festival

Exclusive Sponsor
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Tai Kwun

French May Arts Festival is delighted to present Excellence in Contemporary Circus, brought by young artists from two of French top schools: the Académie Fratellini and the Centre National des Arts du Cirque Châlons-en-Champagne (CNAC). Founded by Bastien Dausse from the Académie Fratellini, Barks Company will perform Moon, a series of two acts playing with gravity with two apparatuses conceived by himself that, like space exploration, simulate changes in gravity, redefining weight and infinite physical possibilities. Five graduates from CNAC will give the world premiere of The Last Rendezvous, a stunning show revolving around the use of a bicycle and a tripod, showcasing ropes and trapeze performances. In a world that seems unreal, five characters try to exist and live together between dream and reality, working their hearts and souls out to avoid falling into fatality and to feel a little bit of happiness and joy.

Watch Now:

The Last Rendezvous


Interview and demonstration by Barks Company


Screening: Excellence in Contemporary Circus
Date & Time: 28.05.2022, 3pm
Venue: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun
Free Admission

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Barks Company

Bastien Dausse, a graduate of Académie Fratellini, founded the Barks Company in 2016, defies the laws of physics and movement through performances that question all the senses and remind us that acrobatics punctuate our daily lives. Dausse perfected his practice by entering the School of Chinese Performing Arts in Paris in the class of Lin Yung-Biau. He collaborated with other renowned artists Jérôme Thomas, Yoann Bourgois and Stephanie Loïk. In 2016, he obtained the Beaumarchais Award from the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) for the writing of Les idées grises.

Centre national des arts du cirque (CNAC)

The Centre national des arts du cirque (CNAC) is a higher education and research establishment created in 1985 at the initiative of the ministry of Culture. Nearly 400 artists from 35 different countries have graduated from its National Higher School, and are now major players on the international contemporary circus scene.