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El Dorado

Cie Nicanor de Elia

Sortie de résidence

60 mins / Saison culturelle / Résidence / Coproduction

  • Creation 2025, Long form



El Dorado is Cie NDE’s new project, scheduled for release in January 2025 (BIAC premiere). Combining acrobatics and juggling, this creation aims to create a choreographic technique based on the juggling of bodies. The intention is to develop a language on the edge of circus and dance, breaking away from juggling objects and using the performers’ own bodies as a means of expression.

Cie Nicanor de Elia – NDE

Juggler, dancer, choreographer, teacher and director, his work focuses on the opening of emotional spaces, sharing with the public, questioning the theatrical, aesthetic and spatial forms of play. Concerned with innovation, he willingly leaves the beaten track to develop a new transversal language, where the multiple forms of the current circus are projected towards the future.

With his company NDE, he creates shows at the edge of dance and juggling, with the G.Bistaki (FR) he questions the space of play and the manipulation of objects and opens spaces of artistic laboratories and research with the Garage29 (BE).

Nicanor goes to meet circus schools in Europe and other companies to share his experience with new generations. He collaborates with ESACTO-LIDO in France, ESAC in Brussels and CODARTS in the Netherlands.


  • Director, choreographer :
  • Nicanor de Elia
  • Artists :
  • Zuska Drobna
  • Moïse Luneau
  • Maximo Pastor
  • Fleur Perneel
  • Tiare Maeva Salgado
  • Maria Clara Smith
  • Assistant choreographer :
  • Aymara Parola
  • Sound Designer :
  • Giovanni di Domenico
  • Video creator :
  • Guillaume Bautista
  • Lighting Designer :
  • Florence Richard


Le Chalumeau Production


Circuswerkplaats Dommelhof (BE)
ARCHAOS – Pôle National Cirque (13)
La Maison des Jonglages – Scène Conventionnée (93)
Teatrul Municipal Baia Mare (RO)
La Verrerie – Pôle National Cirque Occitanie Alès (30)

In-residence hosting :

L’Escale – City of Tournefeuille (31)
L’Essieu du Batut, Atelier de fabrique artistique – Le Batut, Murols (12)
La Grainerie – fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinérance (31)
Espace Bonnefoy – Toulouse (31)
Latitude 50 – Pôle des arts du cirque et de la rue – Marchin (BE)
Théâtre Le Colombier – Les Cabannes (81)

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