Modo Grosso / Alexis Rouvre and Déborah Colucci


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Déborah Colucci composes for the harp a modern and skillful repertoire. She improvises and explores with her instrument producing rich and varied sounds. Alexis Rouvre is a physical artist, juggler of balls and especially manipulator of ropes. He develops a juggling trough movement, creating instinctive and elegant gestures.

These two string players create a show with unusual disciplines. They want to achieve the balance, simplicity and generosity of a duet concert. If he was another musician, Alexis would play with space, body and objects. Déborah caresses or attacks the strings of her harp to accompany but also manipulate, in her own way, the juggler who gets tangled in his strings, knots them in a simple wave or dances with multiple balls.

They make resonate trough sound and visual effects a space in which they play harmonies and dissonances that are created in the moment. Between the rigor of writing and the freedom of improvisation they share their poetic flight ; surprising and without artifice.


By and With : Déborah Colucci et Alexis Rouvre

Street performance (adaptable for interiors / big top)

Genre : Juggling, live music

Lenght : 25 min

Capacity : +/- 350 people

All publics and ages

​With the help of : Espace Catastrophe - Centre International des Arts du Cirque (BE), La Roseraie (BE), Centre Culturel Wolubilis (BE)

Alexis Rouvre

After being trained in juggling and acrobatics at ESAC, Alexis Rouvre began a research work on manipulation

of ropes.

He created, after several short acts performed all over Europe, the indoor performance "Ropes", with the precious help of Paola Rizza and Nicanor de Elia.

Learning contemporary danse through various courses and workshops, he has also worked for jugglers such as Jerome Thomas, Martin Palisse or Stefan Sing. These collaborations have allowed him to refine a juggling combined with movement that is rigorous, organic and instinctive.

In 2016, with Tiziano Lavoratornovi, he created a first dance performance for the street, "Laisse! ".

This is the birth of the company Modo Grosso.

Déborah Colucci

Trained at the Conservatoire Nationale de Strasbourg, Déborah Colucci explores classical repertoires with Marie-Madeleine Sigward.

A meeting with the director Anne Torres gave her a glimpse of the possible alchemy harp-stage.

With Elisa Velia, she rediscovers the richness of the Celtic universe. From these exhilarating reunions a duo is born with Antoine Koëhl, "Dvoïka", revisiting the traditional repertoire of the Balkans and the Mediterranean basin.

Playing and composing thus become inseparable. She is now finalizing the creation of a first solo album, a getaway with soft and squeaky sounds.

The encounter with an astonished public, she imagines itinerary workshops around such a classic and poetic instrument. A mischievous harp, which inspired her to creat the show "Concertino".

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