• Des Clous


    Clowning, contortion

  • 1h
© Mathilde Menand


Quarantaines [Forties] is a pretext to talk about isolation, loneliness, and the great existential questions that cross our minds when we pass our fortieth birthday. Alone on stage, Christine seems to be the last representative of humanity on this earth. She lives, moves, and exists but can no longer go out and face the hostility of the world. Her solitude enables her to bring to life characters that she then confides in. With her outspokenness and the disconcerting ease with which she puts her foot in her mouth, Christiane destabilizes us and questions our contradictions, our freedoms, our lives, and our desires.

By and with Véronique Tuaillon
Artistic consultants Rémi Luchez and Pierre Déaux
Technical management Manuel Majastre
Production Mathilde Menand


Production Des clous Residencies and coproduction La Verrerie national circus arts center in Alès / L'Été de Vaour / L'Astrolabe - Le Grand Figeac / Le PALC, national circus arts center for Chalons en Champagne / La Garance national theater in Cavaillon / La Passerelle, national theater in Gap / Les Ateliers Frappaz national street arts center in Villeurbanne / MJC de Chamonix / Daki Ling, Le Jardin des Muses / Cultur(r)al Support Drac Occitanie / Région Occitanie /  Lot Department.

Des clous is supported by the DRAC Occitanie

"Véronique Tuaillon is one of those clowns who walk the razor's edge, transporting us at will from laughter to tears. Magnificent!"

– Le Dauphiné Libéré

Des Clous was born from the desire of Rémi Luchez (artistic director) and Mathilde Menand (production manager) to create a structure focused on sensitive and unique circus projects. In 2014, Véronique Tuaillon became an associate artist at Des Clous with the intention of fostering the circus arts as an art of endeavor.

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