YOU ARE A SOLDIER
I AM YOUR WAR
perfect, the Duo M.Lilley & Courtes Young, when they pass their
jugglingballs to, and as well steal them from each other. Their
performance should be absolutely unique on stage. Now they're wrapped
both in one and the same coat, impressing the audience with hidden
and visible manipulation-tricks, without loosing sight of each other.
Then intense looks draw through a juggling performance with clubs,
dashing like strokes across the air. Virtuosity, precision and skill
are just one side of this fascination, the other consists in their
ravishing play of approach and defence, ardour and coldness, love and
anger. Lilleys innocent-lascivious looks, her coquettish as farouche
ways to flirt with her partner, let these acts appear as the
highlight of the evening. Getting to see the old art of juggling
performed in such a new and lively way happens very rarely.'
(Translated into English from the German newspaper DEWEZET)
The encounter of M. Lilley & Cortes Young means a collusion
between love and wrath. It is a perpetual flickering of joy and
severity; a continual oscillation between enmity and amity.
A breathless showdown, arisen by their contradictory relation will toss
the two protagonists back and forth about a battlefield of twisted
The everlasting alternation between devotion and pride leads to
relentless trials of acting with and against each other. Concentration
and spontaneity will be set in as agencies in a fight for resonance and