Graduation Show 32rd graduating class

Raphaëlle Boitel - Company L'Oublié(e)

Creation at the Cnac
December 2020

Historical circus in Châlons-en-Champagne

Statement of intent

“Crossing the three dimensions of space and a chiaroscuro world in which light chisels bodies, fourteen emerging young circus artists will take over the ring.
An organic, visceral and psychoactive show based on virtuosity, poetry and the connection between beings.
Fourteen unique personalities, fourteen bodies with exceptional abilities, fourteen combined atoms that will be the synapses between the viewer’s emotions.
Faced with emptiness, the unknown, in discovering their talents and the fragility of balance, they will sketch out the unique features of human beings, the beauty of letting go and the power we all have to push past our limits”.

Group graduation show

The last phase of the curriculum, known as the professional integration phase, consists in creating and presenting a graduation show to secure students’ diplomas.

This year, the CNAC has entrusted the production to Raphaëlle Boitel, director, choreographer and artistic director of the L’Oublié(e) company.

After training at the École nationale des arts du cirque Fratellini, she works with James Thierrée, Aurélien Bory, Marc Lainé, Coline Serreau and Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. Her creations – most memorably 5es Hurlants and La Chute des Anges – reveal a language inspired by cinema that combines circus, theatre and dance.

The artistic and technical team

Tia Balacey France Acro Dance - Andres Mateo Castelblanco Suãrez Colombia Washington Trapeze - Aris Colangelo Italy Chinese Pole - Fleuriane Cornet France Bicycle Balancing - Alberto Diaz Gutierrez Chile Static Trapeze - Pablo Fraile Ruiz Spain Corde Lisse - Marin Garnier France Hand to Hand Acrobatics (catcher) - Giuseppe Germini Italy Wire - Cannelle Maire France German Wheel - Maria Jesus Penjean Puig Chile Hand to Hand Acrobatics (flyer) - Mohamed Rarhib Morocco Straps - Vassiliki Rossillion France Flying Rope - Ricardo Serrao Mendes Portugal Juggling - Erwan Tarlet France Straps


Raphaëlle Boitel Director - Tristan Baudoin Artistic Collaboration, Scenography, Lighting and Spider Design - Alba Faivre Choreography Assistant - Nicolas Lourdelle Machinery, Set Design Assistant - Arthur Bison Original Music - Romane Cassard & Lilou Hérin Costumes - Nicolas Gardel Sound creation - Eric Michel Constructions apparatus - Julien Mugica General Manager - Jacques Girier Stage Manager - Jérôme Chaleix Lighting Manager - Maxime Farout Sound Manager 

Creation and Tour

2021 TOUR

Paris (75) - Parc de la Villette
from 20 January to 14 February
in the CNAC big top

Elbeuf (76) - Cirque Théâtre d'Elbeuf
Pôle national Cirque - Normandie part of the SPRING festival
9, 10 & 11 April 
in the circus at

Boulazac (24) - Agora
Pôle national Cirque - Nouvelle Aquitaine
4, 5 & 6 May
in the CNAC big top


Reims (51) - Le Manège, scène nationale-reims
23, 24 & 25 April 
in the circus at

Montigny-lès-Metz (57) - Cirk'Eole
as part of the “Les nuits d'Eole” festival
21, 22 & 23 May
in the CNAC big top