The Laboratory of Somatic Explorations

Lucie Yerlès [Be]

The Laboratory of Somatic Explorations

Putting the sense of touch back at the centre

In creation – Release 2025

Indoors – first version in French –  all ages from 8

The Laboratory of Somatic Explorations (working title) is a proposal for an interactive show based on the notion of touch. Touch as a gesture of expression, attention, tenderness, accompaniment, learning and security. The spectators are invited, according to their limits and desires, to take part in the performance of the circus artists and the percussionist who accompanies them. A radically sensitive and organic, benevolent and aesthetic proposal highlighting the beauty of bodies in movement and their interactions.

general conception  : Lucie Yerlès
sound conception & live music: Anne-Lise Marchesani
light creation & outside eye: Gaspar Schelck
on stage : 2 o 3 circus artists

Actually looking for partners and coproducers

Contact : Cécile Imbernon

Duration : 1h
Width : 6m

Depth: 6m

Hight: 5m (min) – 9m (max)
audience : 200-500

The company

Lucie Yerlès [Be]

Lucie Yerlès has followed an eclectic training path, combining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the ULB with professional training in circus arts at the National Circus School of Châtellerault and at the École de cirque de Québec. Several professional partnerships have resulted from this training: as assistant director first with the collective Animals on their first creation “Le Bousier” (Théâtre Varia/Théâtre de l’Ancre) and then with Yvain Juillard on his second creation “Christophe quelque chose” (Théâtre de Namur).

She also continues to work as a performer: at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie she dances for the choreographer Michèle Anne de Mey in the opera ” Aida “, she dances in Agathe Meziani’s ” Met liefde ” project, then in Médéa Anselin’s show ” Corps ” whose short form has already played in the OUTSAS festival at the INSAS and XS at the Théâtre National.

As a circus artist, she works notably with the Collectif du Lion on their creation ” Nœuds ” directed by Baptiste Isaia alongside two actors (Philippe Grand-Henry and Lara Persain).

From time to time, she continues to participate in private events with her aerial fabric act and to coach artists and students in aerial fabric and acrobatics, notably within the non-profit organization Initiation Cirque in Brussels, during a collaboration with Unicef on the border between Turkey and Syria, and at the ZipZap Circus School in South Africa.

In 2020 she also joins the multidisciplinary artists’ collective Khaos.

In parallel to these projects she continues to follow equally diversified training courses, composed of workshops in dance (Ayelen Parolin, Lisa da Boit, Nobody’s dance KFDA, Ultima Vez), workshops in dramaturgy at La Bellone (Camille Louis, Karel Vanhaesebrouck), of her participation as Young Art Reporter at the KFDA, of her experiences as an actress in the framework of the University Theatre of the ULB with Jérémie Siska, of diffusion/production workshops and other experiences within the circus, multidisciplinary, theatrical, etc?

Upcoming events

LE SOLO – Lucie Yerles & Gaspar Schelck

Thursday 30/03/2023
00:00 - 00:00

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Thursday 18/01/2024
Friday 19/01/2024

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