Méandres is an encounter between verticality and horizontality, a dialogue between a woman and her conscience... In the distance, a woman seems to float through the crowd. On closer inspection, we discover her sitting on the shoulder of another woman, who places her on a wire and then goes to rest at the foot of the pole, pensive, isolated as if on a deserted island. On the wires that surround her, the body of her imagination starts to move, the encounter takes place... The structure of pole and wires that the bodies move upon becomes a musical instrument: microphones capture the vibrations, the friction, the sliding of the bodies. The sounds are looped and mixed in real-time, facilitating the revelation of this interior and intimate perspective that is the very theme of the performance. This musical work is founded upon listening and the dialogue between the artists and the composer.
Choreography and performance Sandrine Juglair (alternating with Marie Tribouilloy) and Molly Saudek
Music Antonio Vivaldi, Tiziano Scali
Staging Antoine Rigot
Artistic consultant Agathe Olivier
Costumes Anaïs Clarté
Technical direction Pierre-Yves Chouin
Scenography Patrick Vindimian, Antoine Rigot
Construction Patrick Vindimian, Sylvain Georget
Head of production, administration Fanny Du Pasquier
Distribution - France Océane Tiffon
Distribution - international Natacha Ferrer
Production Les Colporteurs Coproduction La Cascade national circus center for Ardèche Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / regional circus center in Le Mans / Les Subsistances, Lyon Residencies La Griotte Cirque Trotolla / La Cascade national circus center for Ardèche Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / regional circus center in Le Mans / Les Subsistances, Lyon / Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Nomandie - La Brèche in Cherbourg, Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf Support SACD / Académie Fratellini - Processus Cirque. Les Colporteurs company is recognized by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, and the Ardèche Department. It receives suipport from the City of Teil d’Ardèche.
After training at the Annie Fratellini national circus school, Antoine Rigot and Agathe Olivier worked with several circus companies before founding Les Colporteurs in 1996. After designing and building the circus tent of their dreams, they began creating shows and touring them in France and internationally. They hold performances under their big top, at theatres, or in public spaces.