Petite Nuit au Lit

  • Cahin-Caha


    Burlesque clowning

  • 30mn


We spend 24 years of our lives in bed. How do we sleep? How do we prepare to go to sleep? Reading, eating, watching TV, cuddling, praying... Then, we leave the waking consciousness and travel to a world of dreams. Whether they remember it or not, most people dream at night. So where does this imaginary matter go, this creative world that emerges on its own? Petite Nuit au Lit [A Little Night in Bed] is a dreamlike and comical poem that evokes the intimacy of sleep and bedtime rituals. It serves as a prelude to the show Ô LIT [To Bed], which the company will create in 2023.

Written and directed by Gulko
With Katell Boisneau, Dolorès Calvi, Alexandre Demay, Emilie Marin, Florian Méheux
Sound design Julien Frénois
Construction Silvain Georget
Costumes Virginie Breger


Coproductions Archaos national circus center in Marseille / La Cascade national circus center for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourg-Saint-Andéol Support Les Arts Vivants en Vaucluse, Le Thor / Le Pôle Jeune Public, Le Revest / CIRCA, national circus center in Auch / Lieux publics, national center for creations in public spaces, Marseille Residencies La Gare Franche, Marseille / La Grainerie, Toulouse / Arts Vivants en Vaucluse, Center Culturel du Rasteau

The Cahin-Caha company is subsidized by the City of Marseille and receives operating aid from the  Bouches du Rhône Departmental Council. It is also supported by the Région Sud and the DRAC PACA.

"The Cahin-Caha circus company doesn’t build its house from cards but from iron beds in this burlesque and acrobatic performance that explores the theme of sleep.”

– La Provence

Cahin-Caha takes a loving and absurd look at the human condition. This approach leads to a constant renewal of its creative vocabulary and creates new challenges for the art of movement. Cahin-Caha calls itself a "physical theater" because its expression goes beyond the technical standards of the circus and aspires to explore the field of human relations.

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