Poil de la Bête (Opus 3)

  • Compagnie des Plumés


    Clown, dressage

  • 1h
    Ages 3 and up
© Daniel Michelon


Poil de la Bête [Hair of the Beast] is the natural continuation of the work of the Compagnie des Plumés. In this new opus, Diane Dugard and Juan Cocho invite a flock of ducks and a pianist on stage to accompany their hens and their dogs. Inspired by the work of sheepdogs and based on respect for the communication and intelligence of animals, a ballet takes shape where the trajectories of each living creature on stage will emerge as different ways of existing in the world.


Design and performance Diane Dugard, Juan Cocho, Guillaume Marsalet
Light design and stage management Yann Cacciuttolo
Construction Arnaud Destrée


Production Compagnie des Plumés Co-production National theater of Beauvaisis / Ferme de Bel Ebat in Guyancourt / La Batoude circus and street arts center for the Oise) Support Hauts de France Regional Council / DRAC des Hauts de France, Oise Departmental Council / La Cascade national circus center for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / Jules Vernes national circus center in Amiens / Centre Culturel Jacques Tati in Amiens / Les 3 Scènes in St-Dizier/ Les Scènes d'Abbeville / City of Montataire / Le Théâtre des Docks in Corbie / La Fabrique des Possibles in Noailles

"A thrilling show."

– France Inter

Diane Dugard and Juan Cocho have been working on stage with their chickens and dogs for more than ten years. The aerialist and the writer-actor seek to create new stage experiences that highlight the ties that bind them to their animals. Their shows are a cross between clowning, theater, and circus, and are intended for all audiences.

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