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N.Y. Premiere of Camille Boitel’s L’Immédiat: A Circus-Theater Spectacular

by Helene Davis
February 24, 2016
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU
566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Sq South)
New York, NY 10012
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present the New York premiere of French artist, dancer, actor, and acrobat Camille Boitel’s critically acclaimed spectacle L’Immédiat, an absurd chaos at the crossroads of theater, circus and physical performance, from March 9 – 13, 2016 at NYU Skirball. There will be post-performance discussions with the artists on March 10 and 11. L’Immédiat is presented as part of the Inaugural Tilt Kids Festival, a cultural festival for families.

On a stage crammed with machinery, objects, junk and bric-a-brac of every kind, L’Immédiat is a tumultuous visual commentary on the uncertainty and mayhem of modern times. In sixty minutes of circus-theater mayhem, seven acrobat-adventurers defy a tsunami of unstable forces with optimism, dark humor and breathtaking physical skills. L’immédiat is appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and up.

Camille Boitel develops projects at the intersection of circus, magic, and contortion, creating a theater of objects and movement. Born in a village of 20 people near Auch, France, Boitel began his career at the young age of 12 by performing in the streets of Montauban. He was a founded member of James Thierrée’s Junebug Symphony Company and won the inaugural Jeunes Talents Cirque (Young Circus Performer) Award in 2002. Boitel founded his company, l'immédiat, in 2012, and his eponymous show has been acclaimed in countries across Europe, Asia and South America. It was awarded the Prix Mimos Prize at the 2010 Mimos International Festival of Mime and Physical Theater.

L’Immédiat will be performed March 9 – 12 at 8 pm and March 13 at 3 pm. Tickets are $35 - $65 and can be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00–6:00 P.M. The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.
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