The Solo

Lucie Yerlès & Gaspar Schelck [Be]

On tour • Created in 2021

The Solo

Lucie Yerlès & Gaspar Schelck [Be]

Circus conference

The Solo presents itself as a hybrid form, navigating between a circus performance and a corporal conference.

Oscillating between popular science and spectacle, The Solo explores one’s relation to emotions during a circus performance.

Circus is a vector of strong and shared emotions. Why is that so? Why is it that the public enjoys watching an artist taking so many risks? What is it that creates empathy between the audience and the circus performer?

Based on social psychology and neuroscientific theories and on her aerial silk expertise, Lucie Yerlès seeks to deconstruct the particular relationship that is built between the audience and the artist during the show.


Conception Lucie Yerlès et Gaspar Schelck Interprétation Lucie Yerlès Light design Gaspar Schelck Sound design Kélian Christophe Costume design Margaux Vandervelden Dramaturgical look Lorette Moreau Choregraphic look Leslie Mannès Sound engineer Léopold De Nève en alternance avec Matthieu Vergez Swiss Army Knife Lauryn Turquin Benevolent Collaborators Lisa Choucroun, Agathe Meziani, Oren Boneh Production and distribution manager Cécile Imbernon – La chouette diffusion With the financial support of la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – service Cirque, rue, arts forains Creation aid and grant Un futur pour la culture | Wallonie Bruxelles International | WBT/D Coproduction Maison de la culture de Tournai (Be) | MARS – Mons Arts de la scène (Be) Residencies Maison de la création de Laeken – Bruxelles (Be), La Roseraie – Bruxelles (Be), Latitude 50 – Marchin (Be), Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault (Fr), Le Palace – Maison culturelle d’Ath (Be), Centre Culturel du Brabant Wallon – Court Saint Etienne (Be), le Monty – Genappe (Be), Archipel 19 – Bruxelles (Be), Up Circus & Performing Arts – Bruxelles (Be) et Wolubilis – Bruxelles (Be) dans le cadre du dispositif au cube, Centre culturel d’Uccle (Be), le LookIN’OUT – Bruxelles (Be), Aires Libres

The company

Lucie Yerlès & Gaspar Schelck [Be]

Lucie Yerlès and Gaspar Schelck are creators with complementary backgrounds, skills and sensibilities. On the one hand, a performer with a passion for neuroscience and dramaturgy, and on the other, a creator-director electrified by the lights and the aesthetics of the stage. This meeting will lead to a first collaboration, fruit of intertwined necessities, and thus in all irony… “The Solo” is born.

Thanks to this collaboration between theory and aesthetics, light and sound, scenography and meaning, The Solo breaks down the boundaries between management and stage, production and result, backstage and performance. Little by little the threads of creation of the show mingle with the threads of creation of our emotions. On our path of meta-analytical exploration, we go in search of our common functioning, as an artist, as an audience, as a human in connection with others.

Upcoming dates

18 January 2024
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