Presentation

Nothing predisposed Alexandre Astruc alias Nestor to the circus arts and in particular the contortion. After engineering studies, he started practising contortion at 23 years old. It is the beginning of a passion. A second passion : handbalance, will appear one year later during the discovery of the circus school Les Noctambules.

He was trained in the contortion by Ericka Maury-Lascoux from the famous french contortion duo Les Mandragores and to handstand by Kim Langlet. He also got betters following workshops from other teachers as : Yulya Mihailova (contortionist/handbalancer from Cirque du soleil), Claude Victoria, Yuval Ayalon and Wei-Wei Liu from Beijing Circus…

To dedicate himself entirely to his passion, he stopped his engineer job in 2016. Since, his desire to discover and to explore this new world push him to work in environments as various as the street circus, the theater, the nightclubs…; and to open himself to other disciplines: hand to hand, aerial hoop…

Proposals

“Nestor, an artist who will meet your requirements”

Performance places

  • Events

  • Street circus

  • Traditional circus

  • Cabarets

Different possible contortion and handbalance performances

  • GROUND ACT

    • Solo or duo
    • Experiences : Clavel theater (Paris), Marriott Hotel Champs Elysée, « Casino de Saxon » Cabaret (Switzerland), «  Les nuits du cirque » festival (Belgium)…
  • Handstand canes act

    • Detail : minimum height 3m50
    • Experiences :  La Station – Gare des Mines (concert hall), private party, « Les herbes folles » festival…
  • PARADE WITH HANDBALANCES OR CONTORTION ON STREET OR INSIDE FURNITURES

    • Inside furnitures examples : tables, bars, chairs…
    • Examples of street furniture: bench, wall, barriers…
    • Experiences : Carnival and christmas parades for the street circus company Théatre Iguane (Pontorson,…), inside parade: Cabaret Onirique and “Casino de Saxon” cabaret…