To obey or to disobey? This is an unexpected and humorous combination of philosophy and circus performance. To obey or to disobey, can we laugh about it? The actor and philosophy graduate Guillaume Clayssen responds by relying on Roberto Stellino's joyful anarchy, vibrant humor, improvisational acrobatics, and virtuosity on the slackwire. Their duo performance, with a state of mind that reflects a certain state of the body, offers undeniably comical possibilities and astonishing transgressions.
Creation Guillaume Clayssen
Performers Guillaume Clayssen, Roberto Stellino
Artistic consultant Claire Marx
Administration Adeline Bodin
Coproduction Compagnie Les Attentifs and 12 Bars en Scène / Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie - La Brèche à Cherbourg. Crée in the context of the Festival Tournée Générale
"In a permanent dialogue with the audience, the philosopher asks why we obey and why acrobatics does not obey. It is a plea for civil disobedience, to no longer be afraid to say no.”
– Dordogne Libre
The Compagnie des Attentifs was founded through an initiative by Guillaume Clayssen, who is a director, philosophy professor, and former member of the C.D.N. national drama center in Colmar. The company has a dozen shows to its credit that mix theater and other artistic disciplines (music, cinema, video, singing, photography, circus). The primary material for the shows is found outside the realm of dramatic writing (poetry, epistolary novels, films, news, etc.).