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  • L’Oublié(e)-Raphaëlle Boitel


    Choreographed circus

  • 1h10
    Ages 10 and up
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage
© Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Conceived as a cinematographic work, this blend of circus, theater, and dance plunges audiences into the realm of unspoken questions within the family, of destinies that change, of the construction of oneself. A series of different incarnations create a visual narrative picture enriched by the use of light and shadow. What is our dark side? How can we discern truth from falsehood and reach the light? An artistic journey full of intrigue that disrupts both the fears and the hopes buried deep in all of us...

Direction and choreography Raphaëlle Boitel
Artistic collaboration, lighting, scenography Tristan Baudoin
Original music Arthur Bison
Machinery, fixtures, set Nicolas Lourdelle
Soundscape Nicolas Gardel
Performers Tia Balacey, Mohamed Rarhib, Nicolas Lourdelle, Alba Faivre, Vassiliki Rossillion, Alain Anglaret
Sound technician Thomas Delot
Stage management David Normand ou Tristan Baudoin
Lighting design Sébastien Pirmet ou Tristan Baudoin
Constructions, accessories Anthony Nicolas
Creative support and technical consultant Thomas Delot
Production Julien Couzy 
Administration Nicolas Rosset
Head of production Jérémy Grandi 


Production Cie L’Oublié(e) – Raphaëlle Boitel Coproduction Agora national circus  center Boulazac Aquitaine / Tandem national theatre Arras Douai / Théâtre de Bourg-en-Bresse / Le Grand T – Loire Atlantique / Carré – Colonnes – national theatre / La Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche in Cherbourg and the Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf / Château Rouge – Annemasse / Le Carré Magique national circus center in Brittany (Lannion)

"A word to describe it, one that evokes the suspense and the way the packed audience at La Brèche leaped to their feet in a unanimous and heartfelt standing ovation: Moving!"

La Presse de la Manche

The Cie L'Oublié(e) was created in 2012 and Raphaëlle Boitel serves as its director and choreographer. Rooted in the circus arts, the company branches out into theater, dance, visual arts, and film to create a physical, choreographic, and acrobatic language based on the connection between the performers and mental and intuitive processes.

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