F(r)ICTION 2018/2019

2018 Graduation show

Antoine Rigot and Alice Ronfard / Cie Les Colporteurs

Creation At the Cnac
December 2018

In Châlons-en-Champagne circus

"Inspired by the themes found in Shakespeare's The Tempest, Les Colporteurs invites students from the 30th promotion of the Centre national des arts du cirque to create their own venture through the looking glass.
Based on the writing of short poems in the style of the Haikus as well as improvisations, these young and new circus artists will set out in search of a distant and mythical universe where everything is possible.
An inverted world, the world of creation and fantasy, on the other side of the mirror."

Antoine Rigot

Group graduating show

The last phase of the curriculum, known as the professional integration phase, consists in the creation and presentation of the end-of-study graduation show that will validate the diploma.
This year, Cnac has entrusted the production to Antoine Rigot, in collaboration with Canadian director Alice Ronfard. Antoine Rigot is co-founder with Agathe Olivier from the Cie Les Colporteurs, whose shows have been touring the world since 1996.

The artistic and technical team

Performers of the 30th graduating class

Rémi Auzanneau  France, Hernan Elencwajg  Argentina-Poland, Tanguy Pelayo  France and Baptiste Petit France Korean seesaw - Banquine Hamza Benlabied  Morocco Hand to hand acrobatics (base) and Maélie Palomo  Switzerland Hand to hand acrobatics (flyer) Johannes Holm Veje  Denmark Korean cradle (base) and Martin Richard  France Korean cradle (flyer), Gwenn Buczkowski  France Fixed trapeze Joad Caron  France Chinese pole Lucille Chalopin  France Contortions - Balances - Acrobatics Noémie Deumié  France Silks Léa Leprêtre France low swaying trapeze Lili Parson  Switzerland Cyr Wheel Poppy Plowman  Great Britain Wire Sandra Reichenberger Sweden Swaying trapeze Jules Sadoughi France Cyr Wheel Léon Volet  Switzerland Chinese pole

Antoine Rigot and Alice Ronfard Director, dramaturgy and scenography - Gaspard Panfiloff Musical composition - Julie Basse Lighting design - Fanny Gautreau Costume design assisted by Irène Bernaud Costume design assistant - Julien Mugica General coordinator - Jacques Girier Stage manager - Vincent Griffaut Lighting manager - Robert Benz Sound management

Creation and Tour

TOUR 2019

Paris (75) - Parc de la Villette
from the 23rd of January to the 17th of February
under the Cnac’s big top

Charleville-Mézières (08) - City theatre
19th, 20th, 21th & 22nd of March
under the Cnac’s big top

Elbeuf (76) - Cirque-Théâtre d'Elbeuf
National Pole for Circus Arts Normandy as part of the SPRING festival
29th, 30th & 31st of March
in the circus

Reims (51) - Le Manège, Reims National Theatre
12th, 13th & 14th of April
in the circus

Montigny-lès-Metz (57)
20th, 21st & 22nd of April
under the Cnac’s big top