Mathurin Bolze began his career in performance with director Jean-Paul Delore (four creations), and then with Archaos (Metal Clown tour), before studying at the National Centre for Circus Arts (Cnac - Centre national des arts du cirque).
Following this, he joined the circus collective Anomalie during the Cri du caméléon tour created by choreographer Joseph Nadj. He then became involved in a number of collective creations by the company, such as 33tours de piste (circus concert) and Et après on verra bien…. After meeting at the Cnac's promotional show Sur un air de Malbrough, he joined François Verret in the creation of Kaspar Konzert, followed by Chantier Musil and Sans retour (Avignon 2006). During the same period, he was involved in choreographic research on the topic of weightlessness conducted by Kitsou Dubois.
In 2001, he founded the Compagnie Mpta (hands, feet and head as well) as artistic director and performer, where he created the solo works La Cabane aux fenetres in 2001 and Fenetres in 2002, the duet Ali in 2008 with Hedi Thabet, Tangentes in 2005, Du goudron et des plumes in 2010, the show utoPistes in 2011 with Compagnie Xy and musicians Louis Sclavis and Jean Pierre Drouet and in 2012 A bas bruit.
He was also artistic director for the creation Singularités ordinaires by the collective GdRA, as well as a collaboration between juggler Jérôme Thomas and musician Roland Auzet entitled Deux hommes jonglaient dans leurs têtes and, more recently, Samedi détente by Dorothée Munyaneza.
In 2009, he was awarded the Arts du Cirque prize by the SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques – Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers).
In 2013, he accepted the Thabet brothers' invitation to participate in the creation of Nous sommes pareils à ces crapauds qui...
He regularly teaches at the Cnac, ENSATT, CNR and Ecole de Cirque de Lyon (Lyon Circus School).
In 2015, he was given a carte blanche commission by the Picasso Museum in Paris and the festival Ambivalence(s). He is also putting on a repeat performance of the show Fenetres show with acrobat Karim Messaoudi and creating a new work, Barons perchés a joint creation with Messaoudi using the same scenographic design. He has also welcomed Juan Ignacio Tula and Stefan Kinsman as apprentices for their firsts creations: Somnium (2015) Santa Madera (2017).
For the third year of the festival utoPistes, in 2016, he created a large-format in situ show Ici ou là, maintenant ou jamais with 14 acrobats from Cheptel Aleikoum and the support of Christian Lucas.
Source : MPTA
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