Soralino takes over Mood Indigo
The circus is in town! More often than not, these words inspire an almost childlike joy. Small wonder then that Alliance Française de Bombay decided to bring the circus company Soralino to Asia’s largest college festival Mood Indigo to end the year on a high note! The duo enthralled the crowd at IIT Bombay on December 25 and 26.
Soralino attributes the roads they have taken, the miles they have covered and the journeys they have embarked on as the source of their inspiration. Clément Malin was born in a family of puppeteers and was initially enamoured by the diabolo. He later discovered the joys of acrobatics and decided to join the Academy Fratellini to broaden his artistic vocabulary. It was at this academy in Paris that he met his partner-in-crime – the Italian-Brazilian Caio Sorana. The latter discovered juggling when he was 15 years old. After experimenting with several accessories, Caio eventually chose the clubs while retaining the use of his body as a choreographic element.
For Mood Indigo, the duo decided to put up a performance piece titled Inbox. This performance is an illustration of the myth of Sisyphus wherein two men in raincoats play with cardboard boxes, always on the verge of disaster. It is a world of balance and precariousness that gives life to the most ordinary of objects. For Soralino, these cardboard boxes are a representation of our world – for in all that is “ordinary” there is beauty and poetry if the approach is humble and the gaze soft.
A trailer of Soralino‘s performance piece Inbox can be found here:
Rédaction, AF Magazine Inde-Népal