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L'Envol de la Fourmi

  • Duration: 35 min
  • Europe
  • Young audience
  • 639 vues

Au Fil du Vent

Hens, a clown and tightrope acrobatics… A heart-warming message of tolerance under a burlesque exterior.

A strange big top/henhouse starring three unique partners in the limelight… Ariane is black and grey, Rosa is white. Both remarkable tightrope walkers, they are also inseparable playmates. But we are forgetting one little detail: Ariane and Rosa are both hens. And the third actor in this strange spectacle is Fourmi, a clown with fun-ambulating tendencies…
Johanna Gallard invites us to enjoy this unique fantasy: a fun-ambulating clown and two elegant fowl balancing on a rope and sharing a secret dream: to be able to fly. But communicating and trying to understand each other when we don't belong to the same family and don't speak the same language… is a balancing act in itself…
Under this burlesque exterior, Johanna delivers a heart-warming message of tolerance. She reminds us that fear of Others is born of a reluctance to know them. Thus, in this "farmyard" transposed to the stage, confronted with their own clumsiness and fragility, coming to terms with and sharing their differences, our three "high flyers" learn to cultivate the art of "falling". Finally, transformed by this experience, they discover a space where they can fly unhindered.

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  • Written, designed and performed by: Johanna Gallard
  • Inspired by her partners: Ariane, Saqui, Isis et Malaga
  • Clowning co-written and directed by: Adèll Nodé Langlois
  • Origin of the idea of working with hens: Michel Gibé
  • Stands and lighting: Laurent Morel
  • Technical consultant on fowl: Tristan Plot
  • Produced by: la Cie Au Fil du Vent
  • Co-directed by: Festival MIMOS, Périgueux; Agora Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Boulazac Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • With the support of: Bords de Scènes EPCC de Vitry le François; Château de Monthelon (89); Conseil Départemental de la Dordogne; Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Photos credits : Francis Aviet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Chapelle Bertran-de-Born
  • Collection : Mimos 2017