Alexandre Fray

Metteur en scène- FR
The origins of his affection for a physical relationship to others: ten years of judo. Alexandre has a taste for contact and research. Following experience with street entertainment, he trained at CNAC (Centre National des Arts du Cirque) where he became a base in hand-to-hand balancing. After this training, of lectures and encounters, he forged his own idea of acrobacy and shared the experience of several companies, before creating his own: La Compagnie des Syrtes in dance, the Anamorphose group in theatre and Cheptel Aleïkoum in circus performance, of which he is a member. He also created Warm with David Bobée. While taking on a role in ‘Les Sublimes’, then in ‘Base 11/19’ with Guy Alloucherie, he met Frédéric Arsenault, the flyer with whom he founded Un Loup pour l’Homme in 2005. ‘Appris par Corps’ laid down the bases of a physical universe in 2007, which were extended in a more radical way in ‘Face Nord’ in 2011 and 'Rare Birds' in 2017, a piece for 6 acrobats and dancers. In 2018, he is directing a re-staging of the quatuor 'Face Nord' with a female cast. His research into the human issues of partner acrobatics found a particular resonance in the ‘Grand-mother project’, which he is developing in collaboration with the elderly. He is very often sharing his appraoch on workshops, specific projects or being invited by other people.

Alexandre Fray