The Cirque Exalté Company was created in 2009 by Sara Desprez and Angelos Matsakis, both trained at the Superior school of circus arts in Brussels (ESAC). Since 2010, they are working with Albin Warette for the direction of their first show “Complètement Swing !”.
Emiliano Ferri join them for a new show “Furieuse Tendresse”. The Company has been touring with “Completely Swing!” throughout France and internationally since 2010, and with “Furieuse tendresse” since 2014.
“The name [of the crew] sprang forth very quickly as the clear choice. We’d like to proclaim to the world the circus’ expertise, its form of exchange, and its sense of generosity through the use of numerous different techni-ques.
In the word “exaltation” we conjure up, all at the same time, our energies, our impulsiveness, our passions and our poetry. Our Circus is meant to be lively, anchored in the present, full of risk-taking and enthus-iasm, with just a slight, sweet hint of madness. It is successively choreo-graphed, performed and championed.”
Juggler, Acrobatic Lifts
After having dabbled in ping-pong, horseback riding, rugby, badminton, ballroom dance, chess, synchronized swimming, Angelos finally discovers the activity for which he is destined: The Circus.
After his years at the Circus of Hobbies, during which Angelos is a jack of all trades, he is accepted to l’Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Chatelleraut (ENCC), then continues on to l’Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque de Bruxelles (ESAC), where he specializes in juggling and acrobatics. Soon after he participates in the creation of Cirque d’Hiver d’Helsinki in Finland, in which he works on his acrobatic lifts.
In 2008, along with Sara, he creates the Cirque Exalté Company and the show « Complètement Swing!» . Today they are co-directing their second production « Furieuse Tendresse », co-written by Emiliano Ferri.
Freestanding ladder walker, juggler, acrobatic lifts
An Italian « Bon Vivant », before discovering the circus, Emiliano discovers his love for good food, wine, construction, and aviation. At the age 20, it becomes quite obvious that he is born for the circus and that his love for this profession will be unmatched! He begins his training at Circi Vertifo in Turin, then continues on to l’Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque de Bruxelles (ESAC), from which he graduates in 2008.
Soon after he begins his work in various cabarets in Germany, works in numerous festivals and events, and participates in different projects with at the No State Circus Company in England. In 2012, eager to dedicate himself to a more personal endeavor, Emiliano begins his work at the Cirque Exalté Company, and helps create « Furieuse Tendresse » along with Angelos and Sara.
Swinging Trapeze, Artist and Aerial Acrobat
At the age of six, while pumping her legs as high as possible on her swing, she threw herself into the air, shouting, “Look, Mommy!”… Thanks to a quick-thinking passer-by, she had a narrow escape from what could have been her final flight! Ten years later, Desprez trained at the The National Circus School of Châtellerault (l’Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault, ENCC), then at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque of Brussels (ESAC), where she specialized in the swinging trapeze.
She subsequently joined the Helsinki Winter Circus in Finland for two consecutive seasons. Always excited to learn, Sara trains for her acrobatic lifts alongside Angelos Matsakis, with whom she also decides to develop her abilities as a creative artist, by giving birth to the Cirque Exalté Company and its firts show « Complètement Swing!». Nowadays they are touring their second production « Furieuse Tendresse » co-written by Emiliano Ferri.