Philippe's performances blend circus, theatre and dance to connect with audiences over a variety of topics.
The new piece "Becoming" is about loneliness, isolation and distance and explores the question: who we are when we cannot find our place in society. For several years I have been working in close collaboration with people with disabilities. In 2020, I conceived and performed a small inclusive play with the artist Roland Walter. The new piece is inspired by my personal and professional experiences with people with disabilities. As a form of expression I will combine dance, mime, theatre, juggling and acrobatics by translating gestures and certain emotions into dance phrases. Guiding questions in this process are: What is actually normal? And what are we used to seeing or not seeing on stage?
"Becoming" can be understood as a continuition of my previous piece Lulu.
Lulu is an hour-long contemporary circus piece created and performed by Philippe. It tells the story of a troubled individual desperately searching for the solution to all of his problems - "Lulu". The varied piece includes mime, object manipulation, acrobatics, and dance - as well as strong use of dark humour.
and other pieces
Philippe has created several shorter performances, many between 5-15 minutes. These include "Moha", which explores physicality, dramaturgy and Butoh through manipulation of the contact staff. Philippe also regularly performs a wide range of mime, clown, and fire-spinning pieces.
Philippe teaches regular and one-off classes and workshops in Berlin and throughout Europe. He teaches stage presence and physical theatre at different levels. This involves introducing students to the basic tools needed to create captivating performances, such as crescendo, energy levels and musicality, as well as other concepts such as the neutral body, rises and falls and more. Philippe also teaches circus and physical theatre techniques to children.