a Franco-Australian project combining circus and dance

Si’i i luga’ translated ‘to lift up’: derived from Gagana Samoa (Samoan language)

SI’I explores the evolution of humankind and the notion that everything is connected. Since the beginning, the relationships between mankind and nature, spirituality, space, afterlife and one another have all served as fuel for our strive to survive. With these burdens of advancement, we find ourselves distanced further and further away even whilst tethered to the core of our humanity. This journey of discovery of mankind connection to Earth, space and each other is articulated through the language of contemporary dance and circus.

Co-directed by Gilles VERIEPE (CieDK59) and Natano FA’ANANA (Casus Circus), SI’I merges circus artists and dancers from Australia and France to the haunting and enigmatic score of Vlad RODA GIL.

This French/Australian production brings together two artistic leaders in their respective fields of dance and circus, celebrating and accentuating a partnership of countries through art. France’s Gilles VERIEPE is the Director of dance company CieDK59 which houses such creations as ‘SHE-MALE’ and ‘ROUGE CHAPERON’. Co-Director, Samoan/Australian Natano FA’ANANA of CASUS CIRCUS, renowned for productions KNEE DEEP and DRIFTWOOD. Combined, both Gilles and Natano bring to this collaboration over 20 years of creative experience fusing what is, a cross cultural celebration of art forms.



Choreography and direction: Gilles VERIÈPE et Natano FA’ANANA
Set design: Gilles VERIÈPE et Lachlan MCAULAY
Circus: Ensemble CASUS CIRCUS
Creative Assistant: Valérie MASSET
Acrobats: Jesse SCOTT, Lachlan MCAULAYSilvana SANCHIRICO
Dancers: Sebastian CUIZA GALANAlexandre NADRA,  Emilia SAAVEDRA
Musical creation: Vlad RODA GIL
General manager and lighting designer: Nicolas PRIOUZEAU
Costumes: Arielle CHAMBON
Photographs ©Jospeh Banderet
Booking: DdD – www.dddames.eu

Ausnow_solid_cmyk_72 Supported by Australia now France 2021-2022