contemporary circus something
The Chita Project is a contemporary circus duo created by Anna Kichtchenko and Pablo Pramparo in 2019. Their research aims to expand acrobatic virtuosity by seeking new physical approaches, focusing on the sensitive potentials of movement which emerge at the intersection of their respective circus disciplines. Anna is trained as an aerialist and contortionist, Pablo as a juggler and porter. Their practice gravitates towards evolving forms which demonstrate a fluid and versatile relationship in constant evolution. Their current focus is on martial arts and how these interactions can enrich, renew and integrate themselves in a contemporary circus vocabulary
Two figures constantly remodel a space evocative of an artificial, manufactured landscape. Contemplative and chaotic by turns, the piece is built around an innovative acrobatic vocabulary, which grew out of the artists' deep immersion in combat sports. Intimacy and tension emerge through repetition, loops and mirror images. A DIY electronic soundscape guides us through this fragile world, which shifts between synchronicity and syncopation, harmony and dissonance.
CREDITS Created and performed by Anna Kichtchenko & Pablo Pramparo Dramaturgy Sebastian Kann Scenography The Chita Project Scenography consultant Audrée Juteau Lewka Scenography assistant Emily Tucker Sound design Joël Lavoie & The Chita Project Costumes Camille Thibault-Bédard Artistic advisor Nicolas Cantin Special thanks to Maria Kefirova, Emile Pineault, Ana Capelluto, Jérôme Guilleaume, Maxim Laurin and Karine Perron
CREATION RESIDENCIES La Central del Circ - Barcelona | La TOHU cité des arts de cirque | Kalabante studio | Cirque du Soleil dance studio | Lucie Gregoire’s dance studio, Studios Solidaire Diagramme Gestion Culturelle | les 7 Doigts de la main | D’arts et des reves | Espace GO
With the support of Conseil des arts de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Conseil des arts du Canada
ANNA KICHTCHENKO is a Canadian of Russian origin. She discovered circus at the age of 12 with a traditional Russian circus artists in Toronto. She moved to Montreal to attend the high school program followed by the professional program at École National de Cirque. Anna graduated in 2011 specializing in aerial tissu loop, contortion and hula hoops. Anna has worked on multiple projects with the Montreal-based company Les 7 Doigts de la Main, taking part in 7 productions (Loft, Queen of the Night, Cuisine & Confessions, Vice & Vertu, Duel Reality, En Panne and Passagers). As a freelance artist, she collaborated with international companies like Cirque Eloize, Cirque du Soleil, La Soirée, The Chamäleon Theatre, Virgin Voyages and more. Over the years, her work has focused on a more multidisciplinary approach to circus arts.
PABLO PRAMPARO is a circus artist graduated from the professional circus school LA ARENA (Buenos Aires), in 2009. His multidisciplinary circus training is linked to a strong base in Contemporary dance, focusing on the techniques of flying low, asymmetrical motion and contact dance. In Argentina, Pablo was part of the house troupes of the contemporary circus company LA ARENA and the UNSAM Acrobatic Theatre Company. He also founded "La Sordina" and the circus/dance company "Me Matarás”. Since 2014, he works with the Montreal-based company Les 7 Doigts de la Main performing over 600 shows in 16 countries. Pablo is also a Superior Technician in Visual Arts from the LIBERO PIERINI School of Fine Arts.