Une partie de soi
"With my eyes close, I observe myself, as if I were out of my body. From up there, I feel the bubbling inside. 

Each time I compose, the path is never the same. It tests me, transforms me, giving me sometimes the appearance of a superman, sometimes of a man ravaged by fatigue.

Nevertheless, it is there that I feel alive: in this continual starting over, in this risk-taking, not only physical but also and above all artistic. To feel right and in tune, with what I undertake to say, with my guts, my hands and my sweat.

Each new creation is like a birth. A part of oneself detaches itself to become an intention, an idea, a movement, a performance. Sometimes clumsy or misunderstood, certainly fragile, but sincere."

João Paulo Santos

In this vibrant creative state that characterises his work, João Paulo Santos wishes to tell the story of a life dedicated to an art that has shaped the esh and the place in the world of the person who practised it. Telling the story from the inside, taking time for details, with a deep sincerity.

This new solo proposes a vertical crossing whose point of departure is the center, the energy center. It is a journey from the inside to the outside, a crossing of the intimate that will assume its oxymorons and hollows and will underline the quality and singularity of a gesture that is recognizable, among others.

Une partie de soi will be a circular solo show of Chinese Pole, indoor as well as outdoor, with a very intense choreographic proposition, a movement like aquatic, and all that will lead the audience  to perceive the man beyond the gesture.


Conception, performing : João Paulo Santos

Artistic complicity : Nathan Israël et Elsa Caillat

Movement support : Marie-Anne Michel

Sound design : Tiago Cerqueira

Light design : Enzo Giordana

Production : Compagnie O Último Momento

Coproductions :
Teatro Aveirense - Aveiro (Pt)

Corpoduction and residency : 
La Cascade Pôle National Cirque Ardèche Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Le Théâtre de Rungis

Residencies :
O Espaço do Tempo - Montemor-O-Novo (PT)
Académie Fratellini, St-Denis
CIRCa - Pôle National Cirque Auch Gers Occitanie
La Grainerie, Fabrique des arts du cirque et de l'itinérance, Balma
Théâtre Firmin Gémier - La Piscine, Pôle National Cirque Antony-Châtenay-Malabry
Le Sirque - Pôle National Cirque Nexon Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Support :
Région Occitanie

PREMIÈRES : 27th, 28th and 29th of August 2021, Festival Multi-Pistes du Sirque, Pôle National du Cirque, Nexon (FR87)
about 40 min
indoor and outdoor solo
12 Novembre 2021
Teatro Aveirense - Aveiro (Pt) / première en salle
28 Août au 30 Août 2022
Centro Cultural de Belem - Lisbonne (Pt)

Anaïs Longiéras
tel : +33(0) 617 153 938
email : diffusion(a)oultimomomento.com


João Paulo Dos Santos
tel : +33(0) 663 176 395
email :  joao(a)oultimomomento.com


Eric le Pottier
tel : +33(0) 660 414 627
email : administration(a)oultimomomento.com

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