Cosmos is a solo created from the encounter between Clément Dazin and Ashtar Muallem, a contortionist and aerial acrobat. Ashtar expresses her self exploration through an emotional and humoristic performance, as if trying to find the energy and spirituality which link our emotions to our body. Clément and Ashtar invite us to visit the intimacy of our spiritual practices. Through the dance and Ashtar’s body, they’ll highlight the existantial concerns of a thirty something city dweller.
From sacred to profane, the elastic body invites the audience to think, unveiling delicately Ashtar’s paradoxes. With self-mockery, she plays with what is real and what is not. Between memories and fiction, she blurs the lines…
Starting with Ashtar’s memories of her grandmother, the solo will progressively change into a clownish collective ceremony !
Ashtar’s body is elastic. It’s stretching and contorting. Ashtar will ask the audience for ceremonies ideas : make the strongest man in the room cry and collect his tears for THE ceremony, take a virgin’s hair for THE ceremony, burn the picture of someone’s ex and use the ashes for THE ceremony.