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Human

 
 

—  Hello  —

I went from the “smallest Circus in the world” to the biggest Circus in the world. After 20 years of hard work, I achieved my dream of being part of the Cirque du Soleil and made my mom very proud (although she had other plans for me, like going to school and getting a degree in something useful). On my way to the top, I won more than 10 awards in the biggest Circus Competitions all around the world (including a few Gold Medals). Although looking back, the real reward was going through all these fantastic experiences and slowly becoming an accomplished artist (and a grown-up man).

My juggling has always been my way of telling stories and touching people's hearts. I love sharing that magic to anyone who's interested. For that matter, I teach private lessons, workshops, and I'm planning on releasing a YouTube Channel and a Podcast shortly.

I use to go by the alias Basile Dragon. In part for the creative freedom of anonymity, but mostly to avoid the pressure of performing by my renown father’s name. Although now I'm proud of being a Rabbath.

 
 
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—  Selected Awards  —

 

2017

1st International Minsk Circus Festival ~ Kids Award ~ Belarus

2011

19th Vevey Busker’s Festival ~ Best Clown Award ~ Switzerland

4th International Festival of Circus Art in Izhevsk ~ Special Innovation Award ~ Russia

2010

12th Festival Internazionale del Circo Città di Latina ~ CircusFans Award ~ Italy

2009

12th International Wuqiao Circus Festival ~ Bronze Medal ~ China

8th International Circus Festival des Mureaux ~ Bronze Medal ~ France

2007

4th SOLyCIRCO International Festival in Sylt ~ Gold Medal ~ Germany

 
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—  Selected Press  —

 

"LE JONGLEUR S’EST DONNÉ POUR MISSION DE FAIRE RÊVER LE PUBLIC."

24 HEURES, CHRISTOPHE BOILLAT

"ACCORDONS UNE MENTION SPÉCIALE À CYRIL RABBATH, QUI JOUE YORICK, LE CLOWN TRISTE. PAR SON JEU EN DEMI-TEINTE OÙ LA POTACHERIE SE MÊLE AU TRAGIQUE, IL INCARNE À LUI SEUL TOUS LES ENJEUX ET LES RÉUSSITES D’UN SPECTACLE QU’ON AIMERAIT MAINTENANT VOIR SUR UNE SCÈNE PARISIENNE."

CLASSICA, NICOLAS D’ESTIENNE D’ORVES

"CYRIL RABBATH EST LE CLOWN YORICK, CAPABLE DE JONGLER AVEC DES OBJETS AUSSI INSOLITES QU’UN CRÂNE, UN SABRE ET UNE BOUTEILLE D’EAU TOUT À LA FOIS !"

TOUTELACULTURE, LAURENT DEBURGE

"CYRIL RABBATH DROPPED A FEW BALLS DURING HIS JUGGLING ACT BUT THOSE GLITCHES ONLY UNDERSCORED THE BRILLIANCE OF THE REMAINDER OF HIS PERFORMANCE."

STAGE AND CINEMA, DAN ZEFF

"JUGGLER CYRIL RABBATH DAZZLES THE AUDIENCE AT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S DRALION SHOW."

THE CHRONICLE HERALD, ANDREA NEMETZ

"QUITE THE JUGGLING ACT: CYRIL RABBATH HONES HIS SKILLS!"

LONDON METRO, JOHN MATISZ

"CYRIL RABBATH’S JUGGLING ACT IS CLEVERLY CHOREOGRAPHED."

AROUND THE TOWN CHICAGO, ALAN BRESLOFF

"DJEVELSK GOD SJONGLØR."

AFTENPOSTEN, BORGHILD MAALAND

"AVEC SES ALLURES DE GENTLEMAN UN PEU DÉGINGANDÉ, CE DANSEUR HORS PAIR JOUE D'UNE TRENTAINE DE BALLES ROUGES QU'IL FAIT SAVAMMENT VIREVOLTER. CHARMANT LE PUBLIC GRÂCE À UN CHARISME DONT IL SAIT SE JOUER, CYRIL RABBATH EST UNE VRAIE BÊTE DE SCÈNE... ET DE PISTE!"

LE MAGAZINE DU CIRQUE ET DE L’ILLUSION, FRANÇOISE LEPENNETIER

 
 
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—  Selected Résumé  —

 

2019

Performer ~ TEDxChicago ~ USA

Speaker ~ Soho House Chicago ~ USA

2018

Speaker ~ WeWork Chicago ~ USA

2017

GOP Variete-Theater ~ BACKstage ~ Show on Tour ~ Germany

2016

Angers/Nantes Opera & Dijon Opera ~ Little Nemo ~ Worldwide Creation ~ France

2015

GOP Varieté-Theater ~ Wundertüte ~ Show on Tour ~ Germany

2014

France's Got Talent ~ TV Show ~ France

Chicago House Fund-Raiser ~ The Tease ~ Burlesque Show ~ USA

2013

Signé Taloche ~ TV Show ~ Belgium

Daniel Buren Cirque ~ Un Bouquet, 5 Couleurs Moins Une ~ Worldwide Creation ~ France

TPAN’s 5th Annual Striptease Fund-Raiser ~ Chicago Takes Off ~ Burlesque Show ~ USA

2012

Cirque du Soleil ~ Dralion ~ Arena Tour ~ USA & Canada

2011

Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde ~ TV Show ~ France

GOP Varieté-Theater ~ DeLuxe ~ Show on Tour ~ Germany

2010

Am Stram Gram Theater, Vevey Theater & Anger/Nantes Opera ~ L'Enfant et la Nuit ~  Worldwide Creation

GOP Variete-Theater ~ Ludgar's Welt ~ Show in Hannover ~ Germany

2009

International Massy Circus Festival ~ TV Show ~ France

Cie Les P’tits Bras ~ The flying Brothers & Sisters ~ Street Show on Tour ~ Europe

2008

Friedrichsbau Varieté ~ Bitter Sweet ~ Show in Stuttgart ~ Germany

2007

Circus Xanti ~ Vintersol ~ Show in Oslo ~ Norway

Amadeus Music Festival ~ Stripsody ~ Cathy Berberian ~ Switzerland

2004

Gonda Theater ~ Eve&Basile ~ Show in Washington DC ~ USA

2002

Cirque Starlight ~ Galerie ~ Show on Tour ~ Switzerland

2000

Les Couleurs Mécaniques ~ Les Fouturisques ~ Street Show on Tour ~ Europe

1995 ~ 1996 ~ 1997

Cirque Éphémère ~ Prévert ~ Show on Tour ~ France

 
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—  Selected Galas  —