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What would happen if the laws of gravity were to suddenly change?

LEO is a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching work that challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through the clever interplay of live performance and video projection. LEO leaves audience members wondering which way is up and which way is down.

Directed by the Montréal actor and director Daniel Brière, and based on an original idea by the multi-talented performer Tobias Wegner, LEO has won several major awards including the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Three Weeks Editors Award, the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the John Chataway Award for Innovation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

LEO has dazzled audiences and critics from New York to Berlin, from Melbourne to Hong Kong with stops in Montréal, Moscow and London along the way. LEO is now touring in countries all around the world.

Winner of :

  • Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh 2011
  • Three Weeks Editors’ Award 2011
  • The Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011
  • Adelaide Fringe Critics’ Circle Award 2013
  • Adelaide Fringe Award 2013
  • John Chattaway Innovation Award 2013
  • Golden Gander Award 2015
  • Grand Prix at Kremnické Gagy Festival 2015
  • Absolutely brilliant!Three Weeks / UK
  • Spellbinding Physical TheatreEdinburgh Spotlight / UK
  • Great innovative entertainmentDominion Post / New Zealand
  • Rich, intelligent and luminousLe Devoir / Canada
  • Brilliantly bizarreThe Edinburgh Herald / UK
  • Eloquent and memorableThe Scotsman / UK
  • Mind-blowing!Backstage / USA

touring specifications:

  • show duration: 65 minutes
  • audience suitability: general
  • stage size: min 10m x 5m / height clearance of 5m
  • venue capacity: 200 to 800
  • touring party: up to 4

Creative Team

  • Daniel Brière – DIRECTOR

    Actor, Director and Playwright, Daniel Brière is a founding member of the Groupement Forestier du Théâtre (Matroni et moi) and associate artistic director of the NTE, where he has performed and created new plays since 2003. As an actor, he has performed in many theatre productions in Canada since his graduation from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal in 1985. On television, he has appeared in many different productions and since 2008 he has been a part of the popular family comedy series on CBC, Les Parent which earned him the Artis award for "Best Actor in a comedy” for 3 consecutive years. On the big screen, his performances include parts in Le déclin de l’empire américain (D. Arcand), La moitié gauche du frigo (Ph. Falardeau), Gaz Bar Blues (L. Bélanger) and C’est pas moi je le jure (Ph. Falardeau), all presented at several international film festivals. He has directed more than twenty plays and stand-up comedy shows and during 2010-2011, he directed the creation of LEO which has been presented around the world and has won many awards. His unique approach to theatrical creation has made him a leader in Quebec's contemporary theatre.

  • Gregg Parks – CREATIVE PRODUCER

    Gregg toured extensively all over the world as an onstage performer before turning his focus on production. Since then Gregg has managed, directed and produced a variety of internationally known artists and companies creating, presenting and touring original works internationally. Gregg directed the Operations of the Montreal based Les 7 doigts de la main / the 7 fingers, with whom he was introduced to the Chamaeleon Theatre in Berlin. From 2008 through 2013 he worked continuously with the Berlin theatre and its offshoots creative producing and touring original shows that included SOAP - The Show, myLIFE, VERSUS and LEO. In 2013 Gregg was the Creative Producer of 4 productions for Hapag-Lloyd's 5 star cruise ship MS Europa 2. In 2014 Gregg was the Associate Director for Circo Jumbo 2014, an original, full length circus show featuring 41 international artists that was presented to over 500,000 spectators in arenas across Chile, Columbia and Peru. In 2015 Gregg was Creative Producer, and Co-Producer, of the show RUELLE which premiered at the 2015 Montréal Completement Cirque Festival. Concurrently Gregg directs the operations of Y2D Productions Inc., his Montréal based production company which continues to develop original shows and produce and tour LEO internationally.

  • Tobias Wegner – ORIGINAL PERFORMER / IDEA

    From his early days on Tobias already had strong feelings for circus clowns and the fine comedy of the silent movie era. In order to make this passion a profession, he went to study in Brussels at the renowned University for Contemporary Circus Arts – École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque – and graduated in 2003 as a specialist for partner and trampoline acrobatics. Ever since, he has been working in various projects interweaving the genres of dance, theatre, circus and even opera. In 2010 he started co-creating LEO and launched the show at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it walked off with three major theatre awards. The accolade of the “Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh” award took LEO to New York’s Off- Broadway “Theatre Row” for a month-long run. Along with the worldwide success of LEO Tobias has been invited to major theatres and festivals in cities such as Vancouver, Montréal, St. Louis, Miami, Madrid, London, Paris, Avignon, Berlin, Teheran, Harare, Moscow, Okinawa, Taipeh, Adelaide, Melbourne and Auckland.

  • Flavia Hevia – SET AND LIGHTING DESIGNER

    Flavia is a visual artist, a set and lighting designer for theatre, opera and circus whose designs and art have been exhibited and presented around the world. Flavia's design work includes, amongst many others, the light design for the opera TOSCA (Palace of the Fine Arts, Mexico) and the set design for TRACES, a circus based production of les 7 doigts de la main / the 7 fingers (Montréal). More recently Flavia has worked with Alameda Theatre (Toronto) and Y2D Productions (Montréal). Flavia is currently enrolled in a Master's Program studying Puppetry in Contemporary Theatre at the University of Quebec in Montreal.

  • Heiko Kalmbach – VIDEO DESIGNER

    Heiko Kalmbach studied theater in Germany before pursuing film and video at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His films have screened internationally at Festivals like the Berlin International Film Festival, São Paulo Film Festival und CPH:DOX Copenhagen. His work for the stage as a director and video designer has been presented at Drama Fest Mexico, Aarshi Drama Company Kolkata, and Volksbühne Berlin among others. The interactive installation VIVA VOCE, a collaboration with composer Katharina Rosenberger, has been shown at Kleiner Wasserspeicher Berlin after presentations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Heiko has created exhibition videos and installations for Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Schwules Museum and Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin. He teaches media design at TU Berlin, and film and dramaturgy at the Architectural Association’s Interprofessional Studio in London (MA/MFA in Spatial Performance and Design). Fellowships include a Filmmaker’s Award by the New York Foundation for the Arts and Artist Residencies at MacDowell Colony and the Camargo Foundation.

Performers

  • Tobias Wegner

    From his early days on Tobias already had strong feelings for circus clowns and the fine comedy of the silent movie era. In order to make this passion a profession, he went to study in Brussels at the renowned University for Contemporary Circus Arts – École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque – and graduated in 2003. Ever since, he has been working in various projects interweaving the genres of dance, theatre, circus and even opera. In 2010 he started co-creating LEO and performed the show at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it walked off with the first three major theatre awards. The accolade of the “Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh” award took LEO to New York’s Off-Broadway “Theatre Row” for a month-long run. Along with the worldwide success of LEO Tobias has been invited to major theatres and festivals in cities around the globe.

  • William Bonnet

    William, born in Avignon, France, took his first steps in the circus world with the French company Couleurs Mécaniques. He then attended Ècole de Cirque de Lomme near Lille, where he specialised in aerial acrobatics on the aerial straps. He eventually added various disciplines - such as hand-to-hand acrobatics, hip hop dance, floor acrobatics and clown performance - to his artistic repertoire at the National Circus School in Montréal where he continues to train aspiring circus artists. William is a true all-rounder whose skills were seen at the opening of the 30th Festival Mondial de Cirque de Demain in Paris and Montréal and with many other companies and directors including Circle of Eleven, Franco Dragone and Les 7 doigts de la main / the 7 fingers.

  • Julian Schulz

    Julian is a Berlin native and graduated from "Die Etage" performing arts school and then went to Brussels for further intense trainings with choreographer Cruz Mata amongst others. He combines diverse acrobatic forms with dance elements and ingenious choreographies in his performances and has been part of different circus pieces such as "Die Artistokraten", "VERSUS" and "FILAMENT" a new show by Short Round Productions.

  • technical staff on tour

    video & sound: Clemens Kowalski, Norman Thörel, Christian Malejka, Benjamin Weiss, Heiko Kalmbach /// lights: Flavia Hevia, Robert Dahlke, Jérémy Thanel, Miriam Burghardt, Wendy Clease, Benjamin Weiss, Susanna Alonso

Calendar

Date
City
Venue
10. June 2019
Berlin (GER)
29. May 2019
Pforzheim (GER)
6. May 2019
Tokyo (JPN)
22. April 2019
Berlin (GER)
28. & 29. March 2019
Pittsburgh (USA)
Feburary & March 2019
France Tour No. 6
27. January 2019
Cairns (AUS)
January 2019
Christchurch (NZL)
October 2018
Shanghai (CHN)
20. July 2018
La Coruña (ESP)
4. April & 21. May 2018
Berlin (GER)
23. Febuary 2018
Naalaafushi (Maledives)
January & Febuary 2018
France Tour No. 5
December 2017
Brussels (BEL)
October 2017
France Tour No. 4
August 2017
Thonon-les-Bains (FRA)
June 2017
New Haven (USA)
17. April & 5. June 2017
Berlin (GER)
March 2017
France Tour No. 3
Febuary 2017
Pistoia, Tuscany (ITA)
November & December 2016
France Tour No. 2
November 2016
Sion (CH)
November 2016
Fribourg (CH)
November 2016
Neuchâtel (CH)
July 2016
Naha, Okinawa (JPN)
May 2016
Noisy-le-Grand (FRA)
May 2016
Stuttgart (GER)
May 2016
Sarreguemines (FRA)
April 2016
Torino (ITA)
Febuary 2016
Prague & Trutnov (CZE)
July 2015
Avignon (FRA)
July 2015
Meiningen (GER)
June 2015
Harstad (NOR)
Mai 2015
Spain Tour (ESP)
March 2015
Nouméa (NCL)
March 2015
New York City (USA)
Febuary 2015
Adelaide (AUS)
Febuary 2015
Schaan (LIE)
December 2014
China Tour (CHN)
November & December 2014
Munich (GER)
November 2014
Québec Tour (CAN)
November 2014
Copenhagen (DNK)
October & November 2014
Brasil Tour (BRA)
July 2014
Sydney (AUS)
May 2014
China Tour (CHN)
April 2014
Brighton (GBR)
March 2014
Ottawa & Sudbury (CAN)
March 2014
Taipeh & Chiayi (TWN)
Febuary 2014
Créteil (FRA)
January & Febuary 2014
Winnipeg & Edmonton (CAN)
January 2014
Denmark Tour (DNK)
November 2013
Moscow (RUS)
September 2013
New Zealand Tour (NZL)
August 2013
Périgeux (FRA)
August 2013
Edinburgh (GBR)
July 2013
Okinawa (JPN)
June 2013
Becket, MA (USA)
June 2013
Madrid (ESP)
June 2013
Vitoria, Logroño, Pamplona (ESP)
April & May 2013
Mexico & Brasil Tour
March 2013
Auchland (NZL)
Febuary 2013
Adelaide (AUS)
January 2013
Melbourne (AUS)
January 2013
London (GBR)
December 2012
Vancouver, BC (CAN)
November 2012
Montréal (CAN)
October 2012
Midwest Tour (USA)
August 2012
Edinburgh (GBR)
July 2012
Montréal (CAN)
June 2012
Québec City (CAN)
May 2012
Charleston, SC (USA)
May 2012
Harare (ZWE)
May 2012
Wiesbaden (GER)
May 2012
Uijoenbu & Suwon (KOR)
March 2012
Wellington (NZL)
Febuary 2012
Teheran (IRN)
January 2012
New York City (USA)
December 2011
Karlsruhe (GER)
December 2011
Herne (GER)
August 2011
Edinburgh (GBR)
July 2011
Berlin (GER)

Contact

LEO is a production of
CHAMÄLEON Productions
Rosenthaler Straße 40/41
Hof 1, Aufgang 1
10178 Berlin
Germany
LEO on tour is produced by
Gregg Parks, Y2D Productions
716, Rue de Bienville
Montreal (Québec), H2J 1T5
Canada
Bookings USA
Jim Weiner, Boat Rocker Entertainment
225 Mt. Hope Blvd
Hastings on Hudson
NY 10706
USA
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Tobias Wegner
C/O Chamäleon Productions GmbH
Rosenthaler Straße 40/41
Hof 1, Aufgang 1
10178 Berlin
Germany

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Managing Director: Anke Politz
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CONTACT
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mail@chamaeleon-productions.com

Concept und texts: Patrick Ehrenwirth
Design: me+Gestaltung
Realization: bleech
Showphotos: Andy Phillipson / livewireimage, Heiko Kalmbach
Portraits: Lutske Veenstra, Takako Hasegawa, private

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