Created in 1997, by the juggler Martin Schwietzke
(art director) and the musician Jérôme Tchouhadjian, the Apostrophees act in the field of juggled theater and in a broader perspective in relation with all circus and street arts and performances, dance, theater and music.
The troop’s creations, even if they all have a strong attachment to the object (juggled or handled), have also been thought out to fit very different locations and audiences. This diversity allowed the performances to be seen in the streets as well as towns or village municipality halls or on the national stages of France, large theaters and festivals throughout Europe, Asia or South America.
1998: “A corps pour deux solistes” (two solists embodied)
80 performances (« Dans la jongle des villes » festival in Malakoff, Paris , (French, German, Mexican, Brasilian, Japanese tours...)
2000: “La cours des choses” (the courtyard of things)
100 performances in various municipality halls, theaters and festivals (regional tours, Chalon festival, « Tapezi » in Spain)
2003: “78 Tours de mains” (78 hand tricks),
(first concept presented at Danse Off in Montpelier then at the contemporary juggling festival of Helsinki, at the Cartier Foundation for contemporary Art…),
2004: “Passage désemboité” (dislocated passage)
(presented at the Chalon festival, Sotteville les Rouens, Cognac, Nanterre, Manilla-Phillipines, and more…)
2006: “Le dimanche les fleurs poussent plus vite” (flowers grow faster on Sundays),
(created with the Nationale stages of Languedoc-Roussillon : Alés, Séte, Narbonne, as well as the circus Pole of Languedoc-Roussillon, the migrators and the Magic Square of Lannion,...).
In 2008, Martin Schwietzke and Michel Bismut
present the new play "l'écume de l'air", a concert for juggler and double bass player.
In parallel to these shows, the “Cartes Blanches” and the improvisations, for theater stages or unusual sites, must be linked to the training sessions given by Martin Schwietzke on motion and on improvisation.