We are at the end of a strange corridor, somewhere between heaven and earth, in a realm outside of time and space. We don't know how we got there, and we'll probably have to learn how to get out.
Amid the play of light and sound, four characters meet and exist according to their solitudes and dreams. All of them are searching for an elsewhere, and they will seek it out by organizing themselves in front of the space, in front of themselves, in front of others. Together, they probe their personal and collective walls, these structures made of fears and illusions, to draw upon the courage to act and the path of escape.
In the enigmatic atmosphere, Julien Scholl deploys high-flying restricted space that is realistic, symbolic, and phantasmagorical. This well questions us, plunges us into our intimate depths, and reveals our vital need to connect with the other, the only possible route to victory over cowardice, absurdity, and discouragement.
Writing and staging Julien Scholl
Dramaturgy Julien Scholl, Laurent Ziserman, and Anne Vaglio
With Colline Caen, Nelson Caillard, Serge Lazar, Florence Peyrard
General technician David Löchen
Light design Anne Vaglio and Julien Scholl
Sound design Matthieu Tomi
Creation and construction of stage decor Jérôme Pont, Julien Scholl, and Jean-Christophe Caumes
Distribution Acolytes / Cécile Bellan
Production Le Théâtre de Rungis until 31 December 2021
Support Ministry of Culture and Communication as part of the national aid to creation for the circus arts through the DGCA/DRAC cultural agency for the Île-de-France and the DRAC cultural agency for Brittany // Region Ile-de-France // Val-de-Marne Department // Val-d’Oise Department
Coproductions and residencies Carré Magique national circus center in Brittany // CirquÉvolution – contemporary circus support network // Théâtre ONYX national theater // Les Scènes du Jura national theater // Le Théâtre de Rungis // Ay-roop national stage arts center // Les Bords de Scènes // Archaos national circus center // CIRCa national circus center in Auch Gers Occitanie
Residencies and support Theater Op de Markt in Neerpelt, Belgium // Espace Gérard Philipe in Saint-André-les-Vergers // Centre de Création Artistique et Technique Nil Obstrat in Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône // Espace Germinal in Fosses // Goussainville City Hall
Julien Scholl and Jérôme Pont created the Jupon circus company in 2014. Since 2015, their first creation, Ensemble, has been touring in theatres and on the street (more than 230 performances to date).
Julien Scholl is now the artistic director of the company and the author and director of the show Le Puits.
The company embraces an eminently theatrical circus that does not distinguish between physical prowess and artistic sensitivity for performances that feature authentic emotion.
The artists propose works that feature a unique and intense physical engagement that is rich in intimacy and sensitivity. They explore the individual in relationship to themself and the other, and in so doing, accentuate the quest for our identity and the vital need to connect.
The company attaches particular importance to scenography, which is the starting point of all its creations and strives to create spaces that are intimate, both for the performers and for the audience.