Sat 27 May 2017

Summer 2017 | Physical Fest

PLEASE NOTE: This Performance will now take place at THE ARTS CENTRE - CITY OF LIVERPOOL COLLEGE, MYRTLE ST L7 7JA and NOT at Unity Theatre.

Chaliwate (BELGIUM)

In between airports, from a crowded transit zone to a confined aeroplane cabin, a man is trying to keep his loneliness at bay.

Lost in exhilaration and confusion, as he moves from one place to the next, space and time are blurred; he dreams of a new start.

But as he steps forward on his quest, he realises that things might not turn out the way he expected.

A physically impressive, poetic and beautiful spectacle from Belgium’s premiere physical theatre company.

See 3 Physical Fest shows for just £30
Just add 3 shows to your shopping cart to activate the discount!

Daydream Believers
by Tmesis Theatre Training Company
26, 27, 30 MAY; 2, 3 JUN - 6pm & 7pm | 1 JUN - 6.30pm only
limited capacity - just £3 a ticket!

An immersive psychedelic experience inspired by the 1967 'Summer of Love'. Catch it at Hope Street Theatre every night before each festival show. Make sure you reserve your ticket early!

Tmesis Training Company is an annual  training intensive in physical theatre.  

Festival Info

Liverpool comes alive for Physical Fest! Come early to see intimate performance, have a bite to eat, and enjoy tunes from our resident DJ after each show at our Festival Club.

ITALIAN STREET FOOD! Fritto will be serving delicious authentic Italian street food every night, outside the venue before each show from 6pm


Sandrine Heyraud - Author, director and performer

Trained at the Marcel Marceau International School in Paris, followed by several training workshops given by disciples of Etienne Decroux and Jacques Lecoq, Sandrine Heyraud creates the Chaliwaté Company in 2005. The main purpose of this Company is to promote different forms of the mime art by organising shows, workshops and conferences. After a degree in Performance Arts at the New Sorbonne University in Paris and the University of Bologna in Italy, Sandrine goes on to study at the University of Québec in Montréal (UCAM) and gets a Masters degree in Drama Studies, in 2009. She leads many workshops for children on gestural theatre (Jeunesse à Bruxelles, Festival Mimos,…) and works on the promotion of shows for the Company.

Sicaire Durieux - Author, director and performer

After getting a degree in 2003 from the Marcel Marceau International School in Paris, Sicaire Durieux participated in many workshops and training courses, including at the Samovar School in Paris, at the School of Mime Arts in Montreal, in Buenos Aires during the Festival Internacional de Traditiones actorales, at the National Taiwan Junior College of Performing Arts, in Taipei, and workshops led by disciples of Etienne Decroux (Le Théâtre du Mouvement, Yvan Bacciochi, Francine Alepin) and Jacques Lecoq (Norman Taylor, Ami Hattab, Paola Rizza). At the same time Sicaire Durieux studied performing arts at the University of Montpellier III, at the University Paris VIII and attended the Doctorate programme on Studies and Practices of Arts at the Québec University in Montreal (UCAM). He co-manages the Chaliwaté Company since 2005 and participates with the Company in many festivals (Festival International de Mime de Périgueux, in France, International Mime Festival in Israel, Leu Tempo Festival in Reunion Island, International Mime Festival of the Caribbean, International Mime Festival in Montreal,…).

Sicaire Durieux also works with the Mossoux-Bonté Company and was chosen by the Cirque du Soleil for coming shows.

For many years he has taught and keeps teaching specific techniques and savoir-faire on gestural arts for different schools and institutions : at the Paris VIII University, at the Drama School of UCAM University where he was a graduate teaching assistant, at the Éponyme Theatre School in Paris, at the Espace Catastrophe in Bruxelles, but also for different associations such as Jeunesse à Bruxelles, Les ateliers d’Art Contemporain, Douance Asbl, La Roseraie) also in Brussels; as well as the Centre Ressources Théâtre Handicap in Paris and in festivals (Mimos 2005, 2008, 2010).

Jérôme Dejean - Light Designer and technical director

Photographer and music producer, Jérôme Dejean has an eclectic professional career. In 2004, he joins the musical collective eX&Future and composes sound tracks for ZUT and Théâtre du Méridien, among other troupes and plays. He recently created, with Christophe Janssen, a new collective, Peperstreetproject. His work appears in many productions for theatre and entertainment, mostly as a light engineer for several directors, theatre companies, dancers and singers. He joined the Chaliwaté Company in 2009 and designed the lights for Jetlag, their latest performance. Other examples of his recent work are: Dehors devant la porte by the What’s Up Company at the Brussels National Theatre, Silence by the Cie Nightshop Théâtre, Plainte contre X at the Théâtre de Poche, Léon Kamae by Cie Gambola, Frisko et crème glaçée directed by Alexis Julémont,… He has the habit of taking on several projects at the same time, he as regularly on tour with different shows. He is in charge of all the technical aspects of the shows for the Chaliwaté Company, as technical manager or light engineer when they are on tour.


show details

Dates: Sat 27 May
Times: 8pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: £14| £12 Concession
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage

Venue: The Arts Centre, City of Liverpool College

The Arts Centre, City of Liverpool College

Myrtle St, Liverpool L7 7JA, UK