The company

 

My artistic approach starts with accepting my ignorance and helplessness, not as a reductive fact but as a liberating revelation allowing infinite possibilities. Freed from the ambition of being evaluated and achieving success, I develop a fascination with the living world and what generates emotions.

 

I like not wanting to explain everything, not being able to explain everything. Observing bodies in motion, in the same way as I would the nature, changing and indomitable. Watching artists and trying to understand the essence of their physical virtuosity as well as of their humanity, in all its uniqueness and universality. A mass of humanity in a way.

I am intrigued by the amazing capacity of the body to change, from an organic condition to a social body. By creating scenes blending in movement, sound and set design, I embark the spectators on a journey to their unconscious, addressing their body rather than their mind. 

 

I want to dare to be optimistic, to find hope in chaos. Look for beauty even if everything seems hopeless. Use beauty as an act of resistance. 

 

I have never felt more alive than when I feel vulnerable, mortal. This is why the circus arts play a key role in my life and my art. 

 

The acrobat trains to overcome his fears, relentlessly flirting with life and death. Approaching the precipice, hanging in the air, putting his life in someone else’s hands. In that place of life, one cannot cheat. A peculiar vibe emerges revealing a pure, primal, founding beauty that stirs something deep inside ourselves.

 

Fanny Soriano
 

Libertivore company was founded in 2005 by dancer and aerial acrobat Fanny Soriano and musician and interdisciplinary performing artist Jules Beckman. Together they created Libertivore, a piece that was awarded Jeunes Talents Cirque prize in 2007. After that, Jules Beckman founded Transminuko company while Fanny Soriano took over Libertivore company.

In 2012, although Fanny Soriano was producing two solo pieces – Hêtre and Fractales –, she had to stop performing as an aerial artist because of health problems.

In 2014, she decided to work on the other side of the stage/circus ring.

In 2015, in order to hang over her role, she created an adaptation of Hêtre, a short performance featuring an aerial dancer and a hanging branch. This production premiered during the first Biennale internationale du cirque in Marseille meeting with great success.

From September 2015 to 2018, Fanny Soriano was associated to Zef-Scène nationale de Marseille within "La Ruche", a programme supporting emerging companies based in southern France. In 2017, she created Phasmes, a dance and hand-to-hand acrobatics duo performance designed as the second part of a diptych - alongside Hêtre - and suited for indoor as well as outdoor venues.

Phasmes premiered at Zef-Scène nationale de Marseille during the second Biennale internationale des arts du cirque in Marseille. The production brought artistic fame to the company at a national and international level.

In 2017, she also produced Silva, a performance launched by La Passerelle-Scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du Sud, for the event "Curieux de nature" (TN: Curious by nature). In this versatile site-specific project designed for the public space, she borrowed some choreographic material from her previous pieces.

In 2018, she resumed the creation of Fractales. Initially a solo performance, it became a piece with five acrobats and dancers. In this third part of the company’s research on Man and Nature, Fanny Soriano confronts humanity to the inconsistancies of a changing environment.

With the support of a loyal team, the company presented the piece for the first time at Zef-Scène nationale de Marseille in January 2019 during the third Biennale internationale des arts du cirque.

Since 2017, the company has provided numerous outreach activities iin France and overseas. These revolve around the pieces but more generally around the company's artistic universe.

 


The company is currently working on a new production Éther- expected in 2021-, the first part of a new tritych dealing with human relations. 


Since September 2018, Fanny Soriano has been an associate artist of Théâtres en Dracénie-Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national art et création-danse, Draguignan. This partnership will last until the end of season 2020-2021. 


The company will also be a "seasonal" associate artist of Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in 2020-2021.

© Photo : Ian Granjean